The Commercial Appeal: Compass Community Schools approved to open

Shelby County Schools will have nine more charter schools next year after a 5-3 vote by the school board Tuesday night. The board approved applications for a total of nine new schools, including the six Compass Community Schools looking to replace the soon-to-close Jubilee Catholic Schools Network.

Chalkbeat: President of Christian Brothers University talks future of Memphis charters, DACA, and his role in it all

John Smarrelli has been building a career in higher education since 1971. Now the 22nd president of Christian Brothers University — a private Lasallian Catholic college in the middle of Memphis — Smarrelli sees his new work in the K-12 charter sector as explicitly connected to his role as a university leader.