SCHOOL LEADERSHIP Gov. Haslam selects 25 assistant principals to participate in a fellowship program aimed at cultivating and nurturing future school leaders. Chalkbeat

VISION Metro Nashville Public Schools and its new director unveil new vision, mission and values statements. The Tennessean

TENNESSEE PROMISE With less than a week before the deadline to apply to serve as a mentor for Tennessee Promise, only 6,179 of a needed 9,000 mentors have committed, and only 10 counties have met their goals. Knoxville News-Sentinel

EQUITY Knox County Schools leaders form a Disparities in Education Outcomes Task Force. WATE

SAFETY An analysis of crimes reported by children who attend a triad of school districts in Northeastern Tennessee found more than 6,000 cases reported last school year. News Channel 11

ELECTION Across the country, teachers spent the last week comforting scared students and reassured others that they wouldn’t be ostracized for supporting the president-elect. The Atlantic

EQUALITY Few women run the nation’s school districts. Why? Education Week

FIRST PERSON Why late fall is such a tough time to be a teacher. Chalkbeat