Chalkbeat Tenneessee, launched in 2014, is part of the small, nonprofit, Chalkbeat network that covers schools and education policy. Chalkbeat was granted nonprofit tax status by the IRS in 2014. Other sites: Chalkbeat Colorado, Chalkbeat New York, and Chalkbeat Indiana. Revenue: Grants, job board.
Chalkbeat is a nonprofit news organization covering educational change efforts in the communities where improvement matters most. The network has bureaus in New York, Colorado, Indiana, and Tennessee. Chalkbeat was created as a merger of GothamSchools and EdNews Colorado, independent news nonprofits now known as Chalkbeat New York and Chalkbeat Colorado. Our mission is to inform the decisions and actions that lead to better outcomes for children and families by providing deep, local coverage of education policy and practice.
Start small, plan big: How two nonprofit education sites came together to build a network