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Chalkbeat forms partnership with the Commercial Appeal

At Chalkbeat, our mission is to give people the information they need to make smart, informed decisions related to education.  For that reason, we want our stories to be shared as widely as possible.

That’s why we’re excited to announce that some of our stories will also start appearing in the Commercial Appeal, Memphis’ daily newspaper, as well as on their website.

For the last 10 months, Chalkbeat has aggressively covered education change in Shelby County’s low-income communities.  That includes the municipality split, school closures, charter school expansion and teacher effectiveness. We recently dispatched our newest reporter, Grace Tatter, to Nashville to cover the legislative and state board of education policies that will disproportionately impact Memphis schools.

Over the course of that time, our readership has exponentially grown.  Our reporters’ work has also appeared in the Tri-State Defender and on WKNO.  We hope that this partnership with the Commercial Appeal will help us reach even more readers and advance the conversation around how to improve education opportunities for children who need them most.

For more education coverage, you can also follow us on Twitter or on Facebook.

Have a story idea?  Reach us at tn.tips@chalkbeat.org.