Rise & Shine: Haslam plans to seek teacher pay boost for third straight year

TEACHER PAY  Gov. Bill Haslam says teachers can expect another salary increase next school year as part of his administration’s pledge to make Tennessee the nation’s fastest-improving state when it comes to teacher pay. Chalkbeat

SHUNNING THE ASD MODEL  Georgians vote down a proposal that would have let the state intervene in chronically failing schools, turning back a school turnaround model based in part on Tennessee’s Achievement School District. The Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionChattanooga Times Free Press

CHARTER EXPANSION  Voters in Massachusetts reject a $26 million effort to increase the number of charter schools in the state, delivering a blow to that movement and a victory for the unions that also spent heavily trying to defeat it. The New York Times, Boston Globe

TRUMP HAPPENED  What will Donald Trump’s presidential victory mean for public education in America?  Education Next

SCHOOL BOARDS  Germantown’s school board soon will have three new members. The Commercial Appeal

SCHOOL’S OUT  A power outage closes Bartlett High School today in Shelby County. WMC-TV, WREG-TV

VISION 2020  Most of the money saved by closing five schools in Jackson-Madison County has gone to pay for additional assistant principals, teachers and guidance counselors. The Jackson Sun

SUPERINTENDENT’S CONTRACT  Wilson County’s school board extends Director Donna Wright’s contract through mid-2020. The Tennessean

RELIGIOUS HOLIDAYS  A revised policy on religious holidays is scheduled to be considered tomorrow by Williamson County’s school board. The Tennessean

FRIENDS IN BLUE  A Springfield middle school principal invites local police to visit the school daily for a free lunch and to interact with students. The Tennessean

BUDGET TIMELINE  The Oak Ridge school board approves a timeline for adopting a budget for next fiscal year. Chalkbeat

SCHOOL SAFETY   K-8 students in Meigs County enjoy a more secure learning environment with the construction of safety vestibules at the entries of three schools. The Daily Post-Athenian

OPINION: SOCIAL STUDIES FEEDBACK   Given the consternation over how certain topics are presented or diminished in the state’s proposed social studies standards, Tennesseans should read and comment on the revision and hold state leaders accountable for what is taught in the classroom. The Tennessean

OPINION: CIVICS CLASS  A high percentage of the electorate doesn’t know basic American history — and that’s a shame. The Atlantic