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October 25, 2017
Unable to reinvent itself, Black Alliance for Educational Options to shut down after nearly 20 years
The Black Alliance for Educational Options, a longtime national advocacy group founded by Howard Fuller, says it will shut down at the end of the year.
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December 12, 2016
Community organizer named leader of Nashville parent engagement group
Neonta Williams is the new director of Nashville Rise.
August 19, 2016
With new name but same mission, rebranded black education advocacy group introduces itself to Memphis
The Campaign for School Equity, formerly known as Black Alliance for Educational Options, kicks off a series of community meetings.
June 28, 2016
Tennessee chapter breaks off from national black education advocacy group
The Tennessee chapter of Black Alliance for Educational Options is growing, while the national organization is sputtering, according to state director Mendell Grinter.
June 1, 2016
Memphis school budget unsettled as Shelby County Commission delays vote
Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell's administration tells commissioners it's sticking to a $8.7 million boost to schools, far below Shelby County Schools' request.
February 10, 2016
Latest school voucher proposal would restrict new pilot program to Memphis students
A new amendment to a hotly contested piece of voucher legislation scheduled for a vote Thursday would make Memphis the home of a pilot program to see how it works.
January 26, 2016
Dramatic committee vote sends school vouchers to Tennessee House floor
After a dramatic recount of a close vote in the House Finance Committee, Tennessee is one step closer to approving a school voucher program.
January 26, 2016
Meet the Memphis lawyer who’s so upset about vouchers he’s running for office
Inspired by an anti-voucher rally in Memphis, Republican Price Harris plans a run for the Tennessee legislature.
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December 23, 2015
Advocacy groups counter mounting criticism of ASD with year-end rallies
Two Memphis organizations push back against heightened opposition to the state-run turnaround school district.
July 2, 2015
Black education advocacy group hires new Tennessee director
The Black Alliance for Educational Options hires Mendell Grinter, its former Kentucky director, to lead the organization's Tennessee operations from Memphis.
February 16, 2015
Director of black advocacy group for education choice resigns
The state director of the Black Alliance for Educational Options resigns one year after the advocacy group comes to Tennessee.
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