Thanks to Tony Campolo and Margot Starbuck for interviewing David and featuring MTR on his blog: David, you’ve said urban education is the greatest social justice and civil rights issue in America today. Why? Urban education is a civil rights issue because of the lack of sameness and universal...

[caption id="attachment_8170" align="aligncenter" width="486"] Artist rendering of the proposed Crosstown development. Photo: Looney Ricks Kiss[/caption] On Tuesday, December 3, the Memphis City Council will vote on a resolution to provide the Crosstown Development Project with $15 million that will fund a variety of critical infrastructure, blight...

Nearly 122,000 Mid-South kids worry about where their next meal will come from. This epidemic is called food insecurity, which often leads to hunger. These children receive free or reduced price school meals during the week, but at home, families struggle with food budgets that are...

As we prepared for Memphis Teacher Residency’s first Selection Weekend in March of 2009, the background of one of our applicants surprised us. She had graduated from a reputable teacher preparation program with a degree in elementary education and was completing her first year as...

"A colleague of mine (@JoshShelleyUNC) shared this NPR story with me a while back on how students see struggle differently in Eastern and Western cultures, and I have tried to use it before in my classroom to send a message to my students: struggling is not an...

Lecrae recently spoke to MTR about the influence of teachers on his life as a young man. Click here for more information on becoming a member of the Resident Class of 2015 or here to learn more about MTR Camp summer staff. Fall Residency applications are due...

In case you missed the inaugural Memphis Conference, here are a few photos from this year's MTR family reunion.   Anissa Listak, Executive Director of Urban Teacher Residency United, and Bryan Loritts, Lead Pastor of Fellowship Memphis, provided wonderful encouragement through their addresses. The evening served as a...

When: Friday, September 27 @ 6:30 p.m. Where: Second Presbyterian Church (Corner of Goodlett & Poplar) This community issue forum will be discussing issues facing public education in our city and how the church can respond. David Montague will be the keynote speaker. Attendees will also get the opportunity...