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Rise & Shine: Superintendent Hopson grades himself an “incomplete”

  • Administrators tonight will preview the costs associated with a shrinking Shelby County schools. (Commercial Appeal, Chalkbeat)
  • Germantown asked Shelby’s school board to keep the school zones the way they are now. (Commercial Appeal)
  • Bartlett’s mayor said he’d be happy to preserve school zones, too, but doesn’t think that will happen. (Chalkbeat)
  • Superintendent Hopson said he’s up to the security, transportation, and Head Start challenges, grading himself “incomplete.” (WREG)
  • Transportation frustrations emerged again after a school bus hit a car, hurting two children. (WMCTV, My Fox Memphis, WREG)
  • DeSoto Schools grew a manageable 295 students this year. (Commercial Appeal, My Fox Memphis)
  • A special board said it’s unlikely they’ll be able to open charter schools in Mississippi by fall of 2014. (My Fox Memphis)
  • Memphis Grizzlies helped some local children build a garden. (WREG)
  • Bradley’s commission wants a report on how Common Core impacts the classroom. (Chattanoogan)
  • Studies concluding that children can fall behind in language early have fueled pre-K support. (NYT)
  • A 12-year-old student killed a teacher, then himself, at a Nevada middle school. (NYT, WSJ)
  • Bill Keller: Education schools have a “lucrative monopoly,” and there are people trying to end it. (NYT)