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Rise & Shine: Shelby County commissioners could drop lawsuit against suburban districts.

  • Shelby County commissioners are considering dropping a lawsuit that would prevent the new municipal districts. (WREG)
  • New bills mean suburbs could spend $40 million educating students from outside their own borders. (WMCTV)
  • Collierville’s mayor says employees’ benefits won’t be cut due to the creation of new municipal school districts. (Commercial AppealWMCTV)
  • Germantown hopes to negotiate with Shelby County so three of its schools can be part of the municipal district. (Memphis Daily News)
  • Lakeland and Arlington will share the cost of a superintendent search for municipal districts. (WHBQ)
  • Just over 2,000 people have voted in municipal school board elections so far. (WHBQ)
  • Twenty percent of Tennessee’s teachers received alternate licenses, and a few alternate programs, including TFA, produced teachers with above-average results. (Chalkbeat TN)
  • Hunger is a growing problem in TN schools; more than 60 percent of the state’s students are economically disadvantaged. (Tennessean)
  • Arkansas is about to release its accountability plan. (WHBQ)
  • Alabama is considering scratching textbooks and replacing them with laptops. (Times Free Press)
  • Idling buses are bad for kids’ lungs. (USA Today)