COMPARING SCHOOLS As Memphis education leaders consider how to create more high-quality school options for students, they’re introducing a new way to measure them: its own report card based on what Memphians say are the most important qualities in a school. Chalkbeat

SEGREGATION NOW Diversity in schools still matters, perhaps more than ever, says a panel of experts exploring education equity 50 years after an influential government report on education. Chalkbeat

HOW I TEACH Work smarter, not harder, says a veteran ESL teacher at Memphis’s Kate Bond Elementary School. Chalkbeat 

RECYCLE Tennessee schools, including Libertas School in Memphis, win awards for helping the environment. The Chattanoogan

SCIENCE Gov. Haslam visits schools across the state, accompanied by an astronaut, to tout the state’s growth on the science portion of the nation’s report card. The Commercial Appeal, Knoxville News Sentinel 

TEACHER EVALUATIONS Gov. Bill Haslam says a proposal in Knox County to keep this year’s test scores out of teacher evaluations and student grades could set back the gains Tennessee has seen in student achievement. Knoxville News Sentinel

WINNERS Students are celebrated for bringing a $200,000 XQ grant to their East Tennessee high school. Johnson City Press