MOVERS & SHAKERS Willie Herenton, former Memphis superintendent and mayor who is now CEO of his own charter network, says the community is not supporting its public education system as much as it can or should to lift its schoolchildren out of poverty. Chalkbeat

EXPANDING LITERACY While community partners aren’t lacking in Nashville, he said there hasn’t been a dedicated effort to get those groups focused on one common outcome. The collaborative will do just that. The Tennessean, Nashville Public Radio

COLLEGE READY Williamson County Schools celebrates a record-high ACT score Monday. The Tennessean

POLICE IN SCHOOLS Remember the arrest of several Murfreesboro elementary students in the spring? An internal report found most of the police officers involved violated department policy. The Daily News Journal

VIDEO A Memphis student shares about her experience as the only Tennessean selected to join the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps this year. The Commercial Appeal

NURSE HEROINE A Jackson-Madison County School System nurse saves a student suffering from a stroke at school. The Jackson Sun

DRIVER’S ED It’s not for lack of practice vehicles that students at a Johnson City high school aren’t getting behind the wheel. It’s a lack of teachers. Johnson City Press

STUDENT HUNGER Blount County Schools launches “Feeding Children, Fueling Minds,” to collect and distribute donations for students when they will be out of school. The Daily Times