CHARTER REVERSAL  Over objections from leaders of Shelby County Schools, Tennessee’s State Board of Education unanimously approves an appeal by Green Dot Public Schools to open a charter school in Memphis. Chalkbeat, Memphis Daily News, WMC-TV, The Commercial Appeal

DENIAL UPHELD  The State Board also denies an appeal by Rocketship to open a charter school in Nashville. The Tennessean

CHARTER DEBATE  The NAACP’s call for a pause in charter growth puts Memphis in the crosshairs of the debate as the home to both a fast-growing charter sector and one of the nation’s largest NAACP chapters. Chalkbeat

NAACP DEMONSTRATION  About 140 demonstrators from Tennessee disrupt the national NAACP board meeting Saturday, forcing one hotel’s management to call Cincinnati police. The Cincinnati Enquirer

TESTING TRANSITION  Now that the drop in state test scores is official, Tennessee education leaders initiate a phase-in plan to soften the initial blow to high school students’ GPAs. Chalkbeat

SCIENCE RESET  For the first time in nearly a decade, Tennessee has new science standards following their unanimous approval by the State Board of Education. Chalkbeat

TEACHER DISCIPLINE  Tennessee takes a major step in fixing a haphazard approach to teacher discipline as the State Board of Education enacts new policies spelling out how to punish teachers who misbehave. The Tennessean

EQUIPPING TEACHERS  If school leaders fail to address problems in Hamilton County’s teaching ranks in coming months, the state may step in to help them do it. Chattanooga Times Free Press

CHILDREN OF IMMIGRANTS  Reporter Daniel Connolly, who was embedded in Memphis’ Kingsbury High School for a year, talks about the challenges faced by children of Latin-American immigrants. Memphis Public Radio

MENTORS WANTED  The mentoring arm of Gov. Bill Haslam’s Tennessee Promise initiative is recruiting 1,000 people in Memphis over the next month to be mentors for next year’s college freshmen class. The Commercial Appeal

SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH  Jackson-Madison County’s school board narrows its criteria in the search to replace Superintendent Verna Ruffin. The Jackson Sun

FACILITIES STUDY  Greene County Schools seeks a firm to conduct a comprehensive facilities study and plan. The Greeneville Sun

THANK YOU, MR. PITTS  A Cannon County principal is honored for 50 years of service as a principal, teacher and coach. WKRN-TV

BLUE RIBBON CELEBRATION  A Franklin elementary school holds a pep rally to celebrate its recent Blue Ribbon title. The Tennessean

DRUM ROLL  A Johnson City high school’s percussion ensemble will perform next month at the prestigious Percussive Arts Society International Convention in Indianapolis. Johnson City Press

POW WOW  Several hundred Wilson County students experience Native American dance, food and culture at the annual Tennessee Indian Education Pow Wow. The Tennessean

MOCK ELECTIONS  In an effort to educate students about the election process, Dyer County High School students and faculty participate in “voter registration,” a precursor to mock elections soon to come. Dyersburg State Gazette

CLINTON AND TRUMP ON EDUCATION  Asked about their vision for education, here’s what the presidential candidates said. The Washington Post