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Celebrate What's Right: The State of Education

  • Holiday Inn University of Memphis 3700 Central Avenue Memphis, TN, 38111 United States (map)

Join us for Celebrate What’s Right: The State of Education in partnership with Chalkbeat Tennessee on June 6 to hear from those leading in education – from policy makers to principals – on the successes and struggles in Memphis classrooms, and what innovations are pushing public education forward.

You'll hear perspectives from:

Kendra Ferguson, Executive Director of KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools

Robert Harvey, Chief Executive Officer at STAR Academy

Carol Johnson, Executive Director, Regional Programs at New Leaders

Brad Leon, Chief of Strategy & Performance Management at Shelby County Schools

Marcus Robinson, CEO at Memphis Education Fund

Tim Ware, Executive Director of Achievement School District well as other school leaders and local students.

Celebrate What’s Right: The State of Education
June 6, 2017, noon to 1:30pm
Holiday Inn at the University of Memphis
3700 Central Ave
Tickets $30 | Table (of 8) $240

New Memphis’ Celebrate What’s Right luncheon series, generously sponsored by the First Tennessee Foundation, shines a light on progress and success in our community, including Memphis’ education initiatives.

Chalkbeat Tennessee is a nonprofit news organization committed to covering one of the state's most important stories: The effort to improve schools for all children, especially those who have historically lacked access to a quality education. Sign up for their newsletter for regular updates on Tennessee education news.

Do a Little Good Over Lunch

We will be collecting gently used men’s suits for Memphis Suit Project at the Celebrate What’s Right luncheon on June 6. Suits and professional attire in good condition will be collected at the door. We will also collect women’s professional attire for the Memphis Chapter of Dress for Success. All donations are tax deductible, and you will receive a donation receipt when you drop off your donation. Have questions? Email Megan Carolan at

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