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Rise & Shine: Why “paddling” is still allowed in Tennessee

  • Tennessee is one of the last states that still allows school officials to spank children. (Times Free Press)
  • Meanwhile, a Memphis father is in jail after allegedly beating his son for bad grades. (WREG)
  • An award-winning East Memphis principal meets rising stakes with less sleep, more data-crunching. (Commercial Appeal)
  • Following Memphis’s lead, Nashville moves to expand voluntary pre-K without state support. (Tennessean)
  • A new arts program hopes to keep Memphis students in the classroom and away from gangs. (WMCTV)
  • A Memphis student is accused of murdering a 15-year-old boy at a graduation party. (WMCTV, My Fox Memphis, WREG)
  • This is our first-ever Tennessee Rise & Shine, part of Chalkbeat’s launch. (USA Today)

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