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Police say the same man attacked two women. One white. One Black. But if they’d taken Alicia Franklin’s case more seriously, would Eliza Fletcher...

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Tennessee’s toughened third-grade retention law, passed in early 2021, goes into effect this month. Third graders in public schools who “flunk” next spring’s TNReady reading...

Systemic Racism

IPSR investigation prompts removal of Klansman’s name from federal building, now renamed for late Judge Odell…

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A lawsuit filed in federal court seeks access to the Tennessee Valley Authority’s salary data for its four regional vice presidents, including Mark Yates...

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The Memphis-Shelby County Schools Board of Education meeting was filled to capacity on Tuesday, June 28, as members of the community came forward to offer feedback to the board. (Houston Cofield/Special to The Daily Memphian) The Memphis-Shelby County Schools Board of Education meeting was filled to capacity on Tuesday, June 28, as members of the community came forward to offer feedback to the board. (Houston Cofield/Special to The Daily Memphian)

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The agenda for last November’s work session of the Shelby County Board of Education was jammed. There were nearly 90 business items to go over, three times the normal load. More than 70 items…

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