AFTER THE ELECTION All semester, sprinkled amid homework, computer games, and arts and crafts, sixth-graders at Nashville’s Madison Middle Prep shared anxiety induced by Trump’s campaign promises to limit immigration and force out many immigrants who are already here. Chalkbeat

BULLYING Metro Nashville Public Schools provides school counselors with “special post-election protocols” to help students in need of counseling after the presidential election. The Tennessean

A racist note found in a Murfreesboro school has one high school student concerned for her safety. WKRN

Tensions flare at Memphis’s White Station High School after Donald Trump’s election, with some Trump supporters intimidating Hispanic students — and the student body president, who is Hispanic, calls for unity.  The Commercial Appeal

GERMANTOWN Newly elected members of the Germantown Municipal Board of Education start planning. The Commercial Appeal

PARTNERSHIPS Chattanooga churchgoers discuss how they can help students in struggling local public schools. Chattanooga Times Free Press

FIRST PERSON “I don’t know what the next four years will look like. But my classroom will be full of love,” Katie Kaplan, a teacher at Memphis Delta Preparatory School, writes.  Chalkbeat

NEW SCHOOL Jackson-Madison County Schools leaders mull  the possibility of a new K-8 school. The Jackson Sun

COMMON CORE Whomever President-elect Trump chooses as secretary of education won’t be able to act on Trump’s campaign promise to eliminate Common Core, because standards are under state, not federal, control. Education Week

PARADOX Opinion: Trump has a paradox on his hand — he preaches local control, but his education platform would require more federal regulations for schools. The 74