ALLMemphis around the 901
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.
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
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Executive Director Krista Johnson talks with Amy Speropoulos on Local Memphis Live
Local ABC 24 - August 1, 2019
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.
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.
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.
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.