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Rise & Shine: Two Memphis-area suburbs reach historic settlement with Shelby County Schools

  • Shelby County’s school board reached a settlement with Lakeland and Arlington and deeded five buildings to them. (ChalkbeatTN, Commercial Appeal, WMCTV, WHBQ, Memphis Daily News)
  • Memphis City Council voted to delay dropping the civil rights lawsuit against the municipal school districts. (Commercial Appeal)
  • The Shelby County Commission also voted to delay dropping the suit until December, by which date Shelby County hopes to have agreements with more of the municipal districts. (ChalkbeatTN)
  • Tennessee ranked well in a report from the Data Quality Campaign about how states are using educational data. (Commercial Appeal)
  • TNTP (formerly The New Teacher Project) featured a Memphis principal in a report on keeping teachers in urban classrooms. (ChalkbeatTN)
  • Memphis plans to partner with local providers if the pre-K initiative passes. (WREG)
  • Parents at a local school were nervous about a kidnapper on the loose (WREG)
  • Nashville’s board voted to limit the number of charter schools. (Tennessean)
  • Obama announced a $100 million federal grant program for high schoolers. (Memphis Daily News)
  • Tennessee dad venting about school pick-up protocol hits Gawker. (Gawker)
  • Common Core needs a new PR campaign. (Hechinger Report)