PARTNERSHIP  MTSU partners with KIPP charter schools in Memphis and Nashville for student supports. Chalkbeat, The Tennessean 

NO MORATORIUM Tennessee leaders of the NAACP on Tuesday distanced the state organization from its national board’s vote to halt an expansion of charter schools. Chalkbeat

TN READY FOR SCORES In advance of Tennessee high school TNReady scores being released this week, Education Commissioner Candice McQueen asked those at a Hendersonville luncheon to understand Sumner County Schools’ scores will read lower than previous years. The Tennessean

TNReady scores could account for up to 10 percent of students’ grades. The Mountain Press, Chalkbeat 

DISMISSAL  The Washington County Board of Education narrowly votes to dismiss a teacher based on charges related to inappropriate contact with a student. Johnson City Press

DOCUMENTATION The Kingsport City school board unanimously adopted a policy that allows it to ban people from taking videos and photographs during board meetings.  Kingsport Time News

CATHOLIC SCHOOL Women from the Sisters of Mercy have been teaching in Tennessee for 180 years. The Daily Times

ELITE FOR NAUGHT? A study shows that students at more selective high schools don’t necessarily fare better than their peers in the long run. The Atlantic