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School Closings to Affect Neighborhoods and Options

Tajuana Cheshier/Chalkbeat TN

Shelby County Schools will have ten fewer schools in its system by the fall. Closures affect about 2,700 students in low-income neighborhoods.

Reporter Jaclyn Zubrzycki of Chalkbeat Tennessee joins us in the studio to explain what will happen to the shuttered schools, and why some parents are not pleased with the closings.

Reporting from the gates of Graceland to the balcony of the Lorraine Motel, Christopher's favorite haunt is the intersection of history and cultural change. He is WKNO's News Director and Senior Producer at the University of Memphis' Institute for Public Service Reporting. Join his conversations about the Memphis arts scene on the WKNO Culture Desk Facebook page.