A call to action: keep moving forward!

PeopleFirst Partnership Executive Director, Lora Jobe, was recently published in the Commercial Appeal calling on citizens and government alike to continue pushing forward for education reform in Shelby County.

Over the years, Memphis and Shelby County has made great strides in improving the education outcomes of all  students from cradle-to-career.

Tennessee was named the most improved state in the nation by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in 2013 and 2015. Shelby County Schools on-time graduation rates are now at 75 percent, compared to 67 percent in 2006.

The PeopleFirst Partnership is dedicated to improving the education outcomes of students in Memphis and Shelby County across four core goals.

  • Children enter kindergarten ready to learn
  • Students graduate high school college and career ready
  • Adults earn degres and certifications that prepare them for local careers
  • Talent is attracted to and retained in Shelby County

We must continue to fight for these outcomes. We can not turn back the hands of reform now and chance losing on the progress we have made.

To read the full article by Lora Jobe, click here.


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