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October 2, 2019
At Design Day, Newark students pitch filtered water fountains and elevators for a local park
If it were up to local middle schoolers, Newark’s Mulberry Commons park would boast drinking fountains with filtered water, concert stages, and soccer fields.
July 10, 2019
Memphis advocacy organization Campaign for School Equity closing after three years
Campaign for School Equity spun off from the Black Alliance for Educational Options, a now-defunct national nonprofit, in 2016.
August 27, 2018
Meet the talented people who will help us push Chalkbeat into the future
As the new school year kicks off, we’re both looking forward and looking back. This has been a significant year for us. We covered…
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August 9, 2018
Longtime advocate (and current First Lady) Diana Rauner sizes up the challenges ahead for early education in Illinois
Fluent in the languages of developmental psychology (her Ph.D., from the University of Chicago) and finance (her MBA, from Stanford University), Illinois First…
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February 22, 2018
Former education leaders spearhead new Memphis group to zero in on poverty
Whole Child Strategies organized last fall to help neighborhood and community leaders chart their own poverty-fighting strategies.
December 6, 2016
Now more than ever, it’s vital to support strong, local, independent journalism
In an age of fake news and claims by some that the truth doesn’t matter — that it doesn’t even exist anymore — what can we do to stand up for the truth?
October 6, 2016
First Person: Why my education nonprofit is bucking the coastal trend and setting up shop in Oklahoma
As we started talking about expansion, I realized the extent to which the dialogue about political and geographic diversity was a rarity in national nonprofit circles.
July 25, 2016
Our star student was honored by Michelle Obama, but he felt like a fraud. Now, we’re rethinking everything
Leaders of the nonprofit Generation Citizen worry they exploited the story of Anthony Mendez. Now, they're rethinking how they celebrate success.
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