Memphis parents submit 1,700 school applications online in first hour

By , Special to The Daily Memphian Updated: January 28, 2019 4:19 PM CT | Published: January 28, 2019 3:44 PM CT
After decades of what critics called an unfair enrollment system that favored well-off families who could camp out for days to get priority admission, 1,700 parents applied online for Memphis schools during the first hour on Monday, Jan. 28.


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Laura Faith Kebede

Laura Faith Kebede

Laura Faith Kebede is a distinguished journalist in residence at the Institute for Public Service Reporting at the University of Memphis. She leads the Institute’s Civil Wrongs project to write about historical cases of racial terror as a corps member for Report for America. You can follow her on Twitter @kebedefaith


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