Crosstown High School Receives XQ Grant

Crosstown HighIn late August, Crosstown High School received a $2.5 million, five-year grant from XQ Institute, a national education reform group founded by former U.S. Education Assistant Secretary Russlyn Ali and Laurene Powell Jobs, the widow of Apple founder Steve Jobs. Pictured above left, Dr. Smarrelli’s portrait is laid out on the Concourse Plaza along with those of other attendees at the XQ Block Party celebration at the site of the future high school on August 24. Check out some interviews with other local Crosstown High supporters at the XQ SuperSchool website — and some cool footage of the XQ School Bus in Memphis. CBU is a founding partner in Crosstown High, a public charter school in the Shelby County School system, scheduled to open in 2018.