Samantha West, Chalkbeat Tennessee

Samantha West is a reporter for Chalkbeat Tennessee, where she covers K-12 education in Memphis. She's a 2021 Education Writers Association Reporting Fellow and New to the Beat rookie. Before joining Chalkbeat, she was a K-12 education reporter for USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin and the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram.

What’s Behind Black Girls’ Spectacular Graduation Rates in Memphis?

8 min read

Defying the odds, Black girls are graduating at a higher rate than any other demographic in the city’s public schools.

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