CHARTER FUNDING After two months of hammering out ways to shore up the relationship between Shelby County Schools and its charter schools, a special panel is recommending that operators pay the district an annual fee to fund their oversight in Memphis. Chalkbeat

ELECTION DAY Education policy hasn’t gotten much attention during this tumultuous campaign season. But a Hillary Clinton adviser offered some insights at an event last month. Chalkbeat

One thing we know about a potential Clinton presidency: she wants to make computer science courses available to every kid in America. Chalkbeat

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is Donald Trump’s VP pick. Here’s what you should know about his record on education policy. Chalkbeat

Here’s one teacher advice for trying to be “on 30 sides all at once” during election debates in the classroom. Chalkbeat

Many high schoolers aren’t old enough to vote, but some Memphis teens will be working the polls today. The Commercial Appeal

VOTER’S CHOICE A look at the dozen running for school board in Maryville and Alcoa. The Daily Times

INVESTIGATION Shelby County Schools suspends Trezevant High School head football coach Teli White five days as part of an investigation into altered student transcripts. The Commercial Appeal

SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH Interim superintendent Kirk Kelly says he is the most qualified candidate to lead Hamilton County Schools, but he wants the school board to conduct a search before choosing him for the job. Chattanooga Times Free Press, Chalkbeat

STEM, STEM, STEM Crockett County is slated to get an after school STEM program, a rarity in rural counties. The Jackson Sun

RELIGION IN EDUCATION A Sullivan County parent complains that a middle school textbook has distorted accounts on Islam and is indoctrinating children. Kingsport Times-News

TEACHER PAY Carter County leaders talk about teacher raises in response to exodus of good teachers to surrounding communities. Johnson City Press

HUNGRY LEARNERS Metro Nashville Public Schools is offering dinner to students at 35 of its schools in an effort to expand free food options not often found at home. The Tennessean