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April 15, 2019
Tennessee governor’s voucher proposal is ‘step backwards,’ says civil rights, education coalition
A statewide coalition of more than 50 civil rights and education advocacy groups come out against Gov. Bill Lee’s signature education proposal.
August 8, 2018
Tennessee civil rights leaders push back at superintendents’ call to pause state testing
The Tennessee Educational Equity Coalition, formed in 2016 to advocate for students of color, says a moratorium on state testing is not the answer.
August 15, 2017
National support for charter schools has dropped sharply in last year
Public support for charter schools has declined substantially in the last year, according to a national survey released Tuesday.
problems and solutions
July 27, 2017
6 problems the NAACP has with charter schools — and 5 of its ideas for how to reshape the sector
After calling for a temporary ban on new charter schools last year, the NAACP has revealed what would it would take to get the civil rights group to support the sector.
talking it out
April 28, 2017
At NAACP hearing on charter school moratorium, foes and fans find common ground
At a hearing on the NAACP's charter school moratorium, several speakers said the problem wasn't school choice, but the fact that so many district schools were struggling.
April 10, 2017
As school voucher vote approaches in Nashville, most Memphis advocacy groups don’t want program piloted in their city
Here's where grassroots organizations in Memphis stand on a voucher bill that would impact their community.
Week In Review
March 10, 2017
Week in Review: A reprieve — but difficult conversations — for struggling schools
Supporters of 38 struggling schools are breathing a little easier this week now that threatened state school closures are likely on hold until next year…
Week In Review
January 13, 2017
Week In Review: A new board takes on ‘awesome responsibility’ as Detroit school lawsuits advance
It's been a busy week for local education news with a settlement in one Detroit schools lawsuit, a combative new filing in another, a push by a lawmaker to overhaul school closings, a new ranking of state high schools, and the swearing in of the first empowered school board in Detroit has 2009.
January 11, 2017
Five takeaways from the NAACP’s charter school hearing in Memphis
Months after the NAACP called for a pause in charter school growth, an NAACP task force is seeking to learn the nuances of the education reform tool in American cities.
Front and center
January 9, 2017
NAACP to put Memphis in spotlight in national debate over charter schools
The group's national task force is inviting discussion at seven hearings, including Tuesday's in Memphis, following the NAACP's call for a moratorium on charter expansion.
November 1, 2016
Tennessee NAACP backs away from national call for charter pause
Tennessee's NAACP president says problems associated with charter growth elsewhere in the nation aren’t as prevalent in the Volunteer State.
October 20, 2016
From outrage to indifference, charter school educators respond to the NAACP’s call to limit their schools
Charter school leaders and teachers felt it important to facilitate either formal or informal conversations about the NAACP’s resolution to curb charter school growth.
hitting the pause button
October 19, 2016
NAACP president praises some New York City charter schools, but defends moratorium on the sector’s growth
NAACP President Cornell Brooks' comments came less than a week after his organization called for an end to charter school growth.
October 17, 2016
NAACP’s call to stop charter schools’ growth reignites debate in New York City
“If something is working, why take it away from people?”
October 14, 2016
NAACP call for charter pause puts Memphis in crosshairs of charter debate
Home to a large NAACP chapter and a growing charter sector, Memphis is at an interesting juncture as the national board looks to etch its stance against charter growth.
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