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by (RSS) Education | September 2nd, 2014 3:00pm CDT | No Comments

From CityLab: This week marks back-to-school for many U.S. students, and for the first year ever, minorities—Hispanics, Asians, African-Americans, Native Americans, and multiracial individuals—will outnumber whites in the classroom. But that demographic shift hasn’t necessarily translated into a new balance of opportunity. The Department of Education’s recent look at civil rights issues in American public schools revealed harsh racial divides in terms […]

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by (RSS) Uncategorized | August 29th, 2014 6:17pm CDT | 5 Comments

From CityLab: Quick: Name the busiest airport in America. It’s not LAX, and it’s not O’Hare; it’s not Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson or Miami International, the jumping-off point to Latin America. It’s not any of the airports in metropolitan New York. No, it’s Memphis International. Memphis is the busiest airport in the United States in terms of […]

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by (RSS) Education | August 22nd, 2014 12:41am CDT | No Comments

From ThinkProgress: In their television ads, for-profit colleges promise to deliver credentials that will jump-start students’ careers. The people lured in by that marketing end up deeper in debt than community college students but fare no better with hiring managers, according to a new study. In fact, for-profit graduates don’t even gain a job hunting […]

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by (RSS) Economic Development | August 20th, 2014 12:19am CDT | No Comments

Our friend, Dorian Spears, at Mayor’s Innovation Delivery Team, emailed with an update about our community’s Economic Gardening Program, and we thought you’d be interested, particularly if you know someone who would like to apply.  Here’s her update: Economic Gardening is a way for you and others in leadership roles to connect your business clients […]

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by (RSS) Uncategorized | August 15th, 2014 12:59am CDT | No Comments

From The Urban Child Institute’s Perceptions commentaries: By Eugene Cashman Grit is a word that is now synonymous with Memphis, thanks to the success of our Grizzlies, but it’s a word that should be associated with more than our NBA team. It should also indicate the kind of character we want to develop in our […]

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