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Porter-Leath Early Childhood Academy students (left to right) Marlen W., Ethan H. and Rayne H. run around the playground on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 in Frayser. (Mark Weber/The Daily Memphian) Porter-Leath Early Childhood Academy students (left to right) Marlen W., Ethan H. and Rayne H. run around the playground on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 in Frayser. (Mark Weber/The Daily Memphian)

Education

The sparkling, spacious and mostly (so far) empty Porter-Leath Early Childhood Center in Frayser represents the uncertain yet promising future of early childhood education...

Immigration

Nonprofit CasaLuz helps stem the tide of domestic violence in Memphis’ Hispanic…

Criminal Justice and Policing

Millions spent on bodycams to build public trust, yet transparency is…

Politics of Phonics

On Sept. 11, 2001, President Bush sat in a second-grade classroom in Florida watching children read a story called “The Pet Goat.” The story...

The Institute: In Depth

The Institute: Special Series

Richard Barnett sits at a desk in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office during the Jan. 6 Capitol attack. Richard Barnett sits at a desk in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office during the Jan. 6 Capitol attack.

The Institute: In Depth

Richard Barnett’s road to radicalization winds through Memphis where he was born and raised and once worked as a…

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