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Rise & Shine: Election day for municipal school board members in suburbs

  • Voters in Memphis suburbs go to the polls today to vote on board members for the municipal districts. (Memphis Daily News)
  • The Shelby County Commission rejected a proposal to drop its lawsuit against the suburban municipalities. (Commercial Appeal, WREG)
  • The school board meeting in Germantown got heated as board members requested a lease on all 8 buildings within its borders. (Chalkbeat TN; Commercial Appeal; WMCTV)
  • Geoffrey Canada, founder of the Harlem Children Zone, received an award from the National Civil Rights Museum yesterday. (Chalkbeat TN; Commercial Appeal)
  • Mary Robinson, the first female president of Ireland, and Earl Graves, Sr., a civil rights leader, were also honored. (WREG)
  • And, three Memphis-area students received the Keeper of the Dream award yesterday at the National Civil Rights Museum. (Commercial Appeal)
  • The state of Mississippi is giving back control of a school district in northern Mississippi after five years. (WMCTV)
  • The Gates Foundation has spent millions on teacher evaluation, a good chunk of it in Memphis. (Education Week)
  • The scores for NAEP, or “the nation’s report card,” comes out later this morning. Here’s what NOT to do with that data. (Education Week)
  • New York City’s teachers union wants to negotiate its evaluations now that there’s a new mayor-elect. (GothamSchools)
  • Test-takers are rushing to finish the GED before a new version comes out in January. (Tennessean)