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Tipping the Scales: What School Turnaround in Memphis Has Taught Us

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Tosha Downey

Senior Program Officer - Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Angela Brown

Former Network Leader - Shelby County Schools iZone

Tim Ware

Former Network Leader - TN Achievement School District

Lionel Cable

Former Network Leader - Shelby County Schools iZone

Terence Patterson

President & CEO - Memphis Education Fund

Antonio Burt

Chief Academic Officer - Shelby County Schools

Chris Barbic

Former Superintendent - TN Achievement School District

Roderick Richmond

Former Chief Academic Officer - Shelby County Schools

Lisa Settle

Superintendent - TN Achievement School District

Beverly Cross

Chair of Excellence in Urban Education - University of Memphis

Joshua Glazer

Associate Professor of Education Policy - George Washington University

Bob Nardo

Charter School Leader - TN Achievement School District

Tomeka Hart Wigginton

Former School Board Chair - Shelby County Schools

Dorsey Hopson

Former Superintendent - Shelby County Schools

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Memphis Education Fund

MEF supports creating better classrooms for all kids and successful public schools through innovation and investment in teachers, schools and communities.


2021 Impact Report Preview

A short intro video for MEF's forthcoming 5 year report. Click the button below to share your address to receive a personal copy!

COVID-19 Emergency Relief Programming

A short slide deck detailing Memphis Education Fund's staff-led emergency relief programming.

Virtual Learning Center Flyover

A short flyover of MEF's Virtual Learning Center hosted in the MEF office space from October to December.

iZone & ASD Research Summary

A brief summary led by Dr. Glazer, et. al that delves into the two Memphis turnaround school systems and the findings of their research related to them.

Memphis School Guide Demo

Hear from Benjamin Friedlander, Memphis Education Fund's Associate Manager for Research, as he leads a "How To" utilize the Memphis School Guide website in this recent webinar.

Virtual Learning Center Workshop

Panel discussion about the efficacy and urgency of 'learning pods' during the COVID-19 pandemic.

TN Educators of Color Alliance - Intro Video

A short intro video highlighting the importance of teachers and the work MEF has led to support new and veteran teachers in Memphis.

Leadership Memphis: Education Session

A brief history of Memphis public education presented to the Leadership Memphis FastTrack Class of Spring 2021 by Ali Jaffery, MEF"s Associate Manager.

Leadership Memphis: Education Panel "What's Working and What's Not"

Panel discussion led Terence Patterson about the impacts of COVID-19 on the education sector and path to recovery post-pandemic.