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New Memphis school uses home visits to build parent-teacher communication

At Memphis Rise Academy and at several charter schools around the city, school is starting today—a week later than in most of the rest of Shelby County.

Teachers at Memphis Rise, which will open its doors for the first time this year, used that extra week week to visit the homes of some of their future students.

Claire Dufresne, a teacher at the school, describes what the home visits are meant to accomplish:

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