from training.npr.org: https://training.npr.org/sources/dr-joris-m-ray/
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Joris M. Ray is the superintendent of Shelby County Schools in Tennessee and an expert in K-12 education. Ray grew up in Memphis and attended Shelby County Schools, graduating from Whitehaven High School. He went on to earn his Ph.D. in educational leadership and policy studies from the University of Memphis.
Eve L. Ewing is a sociologist of education, an assistant professor in the University of Chicago Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy and Practice, and a writer of nonfiction, poetry, comics, children’s books and plays.