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Rise & Shine: District responds to asset audit that turned up $48 million in missing assets

  • Shelby County’s schools hadn’t had an in-depth audit in close to three decades; findings called “alarming”. (Chalkbeat TN; Commercial Appeal; WMCTV; WHBQ; WREG)
  • Collierville is in negotiations with legacy Shelby County’s former superintendent to run its planned school district. (Commercial Appeal; WREG)
  • Other suburban districts are also beginning their leadership search. (Memphis Daily News)
  • Critics of Common Core State Standards call it “Obamacare for schools. (Times Free Press)
  • Implementing the Common Core tops district’s priority list. (Education Week)
  • A group of Tenn. mothers dissatisifed with some education policies is calling themselves the “Mamma Bears.” (Tennessee Education Report)
  • The results of PISA, an international academic assessment, are out, and U.S. scores have remained flat. (Hechinger Report)
  • Indiana’s settled a lawsuit with its teachers’ union. (Chalkbeat IN)
  • Over Michael Bloomberg’s tenure in New York City, more students took the SATs and AP tests. (GothamSchools)
  • Some districts are backing off of zero tolerance discipline. (New York Times)
  • Other urban districts are trying to reduce their districts’ environmental impact. (New York Times)
  • Millennials are the future of teaching, one teacher writes, and districts must prepare for them. (Ed News Colorado)