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Rise & Shine: A third of the state’s school buses weren’t inspected on time

  • A third of the state’s school buses did not get inspected on time, according to the state’s comptroller. (Tennessean)
  • Tennessee released its redesigned school report cards yesterday. (Chalkbeat TN, Commercial Appeal)
  • Shelby County’s mayor says he hopes the municipalities and Shelby County Schools can share some services. (Chalkbeat TN)
  • Gov. Haslam said that education and state health care would drive increases in the state’s budget. (Commercial Appeal)
  • Research from the University of Tennessee suggests that teen pregnancies decreased when students had teachers who shared their racial background. (Commercial Appeal)
  • FedEx was at Ford Road Elementary yesterday to announce a donation to Teach for America. (FedEx)
  • State lawmakers want to get rid of social studies textbooks they say are biased and inaccurate. (Tennessean)
  • Nashville’s school board wants to limit the geographic area where new charters can come in. (Tennessean)
  • Millington’s school board met its public, who have concerns about which schools will be within their district’s boundaries. (Memphis Daily News)
  • Alabama has more international students than ever. (Times Free Press)
  • Michelle Obama wants the U.S. to have the highest high school graduation rate. (AP)
  • The sequester is hurting kids with special needs. (Huffington Post)
  • There are as many homeless students nationwide as there are students in New York City: More than 1.1 million. (Education Week)