WEDNESDAY, OCT 5, 2016
Who: PeopleFirst Partnership Seeding Success Operation Safe Community Latino Memphis NAACP Memphis The University of Memphis The Shelby County Health Department What: Health Issues and Chronic Absenteeism Summit When: October 5, 2016 Where: University of Memphis, University Center 499 University Street Memphis, TN 38152 About: To better understand the health issues affecting our children, and the consequences those health issues have on regular school attendance, the PeopleFirst Partnership, along with other community stakeholders, will host the Health Issues and Chronic Absenteeism Summit on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at the University of Memphis. The summit will bring together community organizers, elected officials, educators, health care professionals and more to help identify common health issues and discuss potential solutions. School attendance is one of the best predictors of student achievement, and chronic absenteeism in Shelby County continues to be a barrier to academic success. Chronic absenteeism, missing as little as two days of school a month, can cause students to fall behind academically and be less likely to graduate than their peers. PeopleFirst Partnership is an unprecedented collaboration of business, government, academic and civic leaders dedicated to strengthening Memphis and Shelby County’s cradle-to-career pipeline. Media availability will be made upon request.
Oct. 5, 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
University of Memphis, University Center
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SATURDAY, FEB 2, 2019
Join us for an evening of true stories from Memphis educators and students. Chalkbeat Tennessee is hosting a storytelling event under the theme "Natural Consequences" alongside Spillit.
We'll explore how natural and unnatural, just and unjust consequences to actions impact our lives and experiences. Storytellers will deliver personal stories, and many of them will touch on how, in diverse ways, school discipline has impacted their lives. Don't miss our latest investigation into school discipline practices here.Tickets are 10 dollars and available at the door the evening of the show. The event will be held Feb. 2 at Epicenter, 902 Cooper Street, Memphis, TN. A special thanks to Knowledge Tree for its sponsorship of this event. Chalkbeat Tennessee is a nonprofit news organization committed to covering Tennessee schools.
Feb. 2, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Epicenter, 902 Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104