Quality Counts 2014: District Disruption & Revival - School Systems Reshape to Compete and ImproveExemplarsNISL
Published Online: January 3, 2014

Voices From Memphis, a System in Tumult

For decades, Memphis, Tenn., schools have faced financial strife and exhibited low academic performance. An effort is underway to change that. The state has taken over some schools, the charter sector has grown, and the district is trying new improvement strategies.

In this video gallery, Memphis educators and community leaders sound off on how its public schools are coping with a wave of changes that challenge how the schools are run and managed—and what that all means for local control.

Reporting & Videography: Swikar Patel (@swikarpatel) , Megan Garner
Design & Visualization: Doris Nhan (@doraquinn) , Chienyi Cheri Hung (@cyhung)

Note: Press "Pause" before exiting the video to prevent it from continuing to play.

CLOSE ×

Note: Press "Pause" before exiting the video to prevent it from continuing to play.

CLOSE ×

Note: Press "Pause" before exiting the video to prevent it from continuing to play.

CLOSE ×

Note: Press "Pause" before exiting the video to prevent it from continuing to play.

CLOSE ×

Note: Press "Pause" before exiting the video to prevent it from continuing to play.

CLOSE ×

Note: Press "Pause" before exiting the video to prevent it from continuing to play.

CLOSE ×
You must be logged in to leave a comment. Login | Register
Ground Rules for Posting
We encourage lively debate, but please be respectful of others. Profanity and personal attacks are prohibited. By commenting, you are agreeing to abide by our user agreement.
All comments are public.