ALLMemphis around the 901

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2022 Super Women in Business: Krista Johnson, Muneeza Khan, Jessica Lotz, Mary “MJ”McConner, Lydia Rosencrants


Memphis Business Journal - May 2, 2023

During MBJ’s annual Super Women in Business event, each honoree is presented with a cape. Given their individual accomplishments, it seems more than apt.

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Secret identities revealed: Announcing the 2023 Super Women in Business honorees

Memphis Business Journal - March 21, 2023

MBJ's annual Super Women recognizes the area's most talented, innovative, and influential women. How do they do it? By being agile, flexible, strong, speedy, and through fortitude. And who are they? We reveal the secret identities of the class of 2023 here.

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Alexis Madero, Jamar Wright, and Kelly Rawls

Memphis People in Business: Jan. 5, 2023


The Commercial Appeal - January 5, 2023

Here's a look at promotions, hirings, movers and newsmakers in the Memphis area business scene: Local nonprofit ALLMemphis recently announced the hiring of three program specialists.

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Memorable Advice From Our 2022 FACES of Memphis

StyleBlueprint - December 25, 2022

Here at StyleBlueprint, we love to shine a light on remarkable women and the ways they are impacting their communities. In each interview, we ask, “What is the best advice you’ve ever received?” Here’s how each of the women featured in this year’s “FACES of Memphis” series responded. We hope their words of wisdom inspire you as much as they’ve inspired us!

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Dr. Krista Johnson on Bluff City Life

Bluff City Life: Increasing Literacy & Education Equity In The 901 


Action News 5 - December 20, 2022

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Here’s what’s in today’s show: Increasing Literacy & Education Equity In The 901  with Dr. Krista Johnson | Founder & Executive Director at ALLMemphis.

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Charity Spotlight: ALLMemphis


CityCURRENT - August 18, 2022

ALLMemphis is working to ensure ALL students attain a level of literacy that allows them to reach their fullest potential. Access to educational opportunities and literacy in the U.S. remains overwhelmingly defined by ZIP code, race, and socioeconomics.

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SCS reimagines the future of teaching


WREG News Channel 3 - January 26, 2022

As SCS adopts a new name, and tries to re-imagine the future of education in Memphis, teachers continue to face an uphill battle. Even before the pandemic, many local students were falling behind in terms of literacy. And all the missed class time because of covid has only made things worse. Deidra Hawkins and Karen Harder-Haynes are working to improve those outcomes with a new approach.

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The SPARK January 2022 - airs Jan. 21 on WKNO


WKNO The SPARK - January 21, 2022

The SPARK January 2022, "Moving Our Community Forward," features interviews with Dr. Krista Johnson of ALLMemphis, Tabitha Glenn of Peer Power Foundation, and Bacarra Mauldin of Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA). Premieres Friday, Jan. 21 at 7:30pm on WKNO/Channel 10

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ALLMemphis, publisher team up to help students become better readers


StyleBlueprint - January 20, 2022

As Executive Director and founder of ALLMemphis, Dr. Krista L. Johnson addresses the literacy crisis in Memphis schools and empowers teachers with methods that build confidence in students. Meet our new and inspiring FACE of Memphis!

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We're All in This TOGETHER


Meanwhile in Memphis with New Memphis - December 7, 2021

Whether you can sing along with the title reference or have no idea what on earth High School Musical is... you've come to the right place! Today, we have Dr. Krista Johnson, Executive Director and Founder of ALL Memphis, in the studio to share her unique approach to "teaching the teacher" so that no student is left behind. Then, you'll hear from New Memphis' very own Laura Beth Davis and Christy Mullen to answer some FAQs about what it means to give to New Memphis.

So, see? We really are all in this together!

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ALLMemphis: A United Vision of Community-Wide Literacy


cityCURRENT - November 18, 2021

Host Jeremy C. Park talks with Dr. Krista Johnson, Founder and Executive Director of ALLMemphis, who shares some of her personal story and what led her to start the nonprofit in 2017 with a focus of dramatically increasing literacy and education equity throughout the Memphis community. 

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ALLMemphis, publisher team up to help students become better readers


WREG News Channel 3 - June 16, 2021

A local nonprofit called ALLMemphis is teaming up with a Memphis-based publisher to help arm teachers and parents with a unique new tool to help students become better readers.

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Memphis schools already have one tool to deal with learning loss. What’s missing is funding.


Chalkbeat TN - December 23, 2020

The pandemic has driven the national education conversation to focus on getting kids back in schools and attempting to repair the widening gaps in students’ educations. As a former third grade teacher in Memphis, I’ve been thinking about how schools are going to handle this enormous task of addressing the academic challenges created by the pandemic.

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Race, wealth, and literacy in Memphis: Why third grade matters


High Ground News- April 29, 2020

Failures in our big social institutions, like education, are often referred to as “the cracks.” In Memphis, a closer look at recent data on childhood literacy show more than cracks.

Memphis has chasms.

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ALLMemphis and SCS Provide Televised Literacy Lessons


Memphis Parent - April 17, 2020

Due to school closures from COVID-19, parents may be presented with new struggles concerning providing reading and writing lessons to their children with learning disabilities. ALLMemphis, a nonprofit organization dedicated to dramatically increasing literacy and education equity throughout the Memphis community, understands this issue and has partnered with Shelby County Schools to provide televised high-quality multisensory foundational literacy lessons to kindergarteners, first graders, and second graders on C19TV.

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Nonprofit partners with SCS to offer literacy lessons, official says


FOX13 - April 6, 2020

ALLMemphis and Shelby County Schools (SCS) have joined forces to provide high-quality, multisensory foundational literacy lessons to kindergarteners, first-graders and second-graders on C19TV while schools are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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ALLMemphis teams with SCS on Special Education Reading Services


TriState Defender - November 28, 2019

ALLMemphis has partnered with Shelby County Schools (SCS) to apply its research-based, data-driven approach to reading instruction at seven elementary schools.

The nonprofit agency has trained 14 special education teachers in the ALLMemphis instruction model so that they can help their students learn phonics and word recognition and ultimately read at grade level.

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Executive Director Krista Johnson talks with Amy Speropoulos on Local Memphis Live


Local ABC 24 - August 1, 2019


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ALLMemphis Executive Director Krista Johnson discusses the importance of literacy on “Live at 9”


WREG News Channel 3 - July 31, 2019

We all know just how important learning to read is and yet so many kids here in the Mid-South have fallen behind. All Memphis is a non-profit dedicating to fighting that while continuing to train teachers and more.

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Costly failures come with lesson: Reading success begins at birth


Daily Memphian - May 17, 2019

A decade ago, the Obama administration and the Gates Foundation upped the ante on national public education reform.

Memphis and Tennessee went all in.

The state adopted Common Core standards, established the takeover Achievement School District, launched a Charter School Growth Fund and overhauled the way it measures the performance of schools and teachers.

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On The Ground Podcast: If Memphis literacy rates are low, do kids need to be taught differently?


High Ground News - February 8, 2019

In S1E7 on the On The Ground podcast, Dr. Krista Johnson, the executive director of ALLMemphis, answers if children in poverty and other adverse circumstances learn differently and how Memphis schools can adapt to meet their literacy needs.

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A new Memphis nonprofit sees training teachers in dyslexia therapy as key to closing literacy gap for all


Chalkbeat TN - December 14, 2017

A new nonprofit organization says educators must be better trained to recognize and teach students with learning disorders like dyslexia if they are to raise reading proficiency throughout Memphis.

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