NATIONAL PROTEST Hundreds of students across Tennessee join “A Day Without Immigrants,” a nationwide boycott organized in response to President Trump’s crackdown on immigration. Chalkbeat, The Tennessean, Chattanooga Times Free Press

FURTHER REVIEW Education Commissioner Candice McQueen now says more Tennessee high school graduates are fulfilling the state’s requirements than originally thought by her department. Chalkbeat, The Tennessean

FIRST SEMESTER Betsy DeVos’s first week at the U.S. Education Department: Here’s what you need to know. Chalkbeat

SAFETY FIRST Why the seat belt law hasn’t changed for Tennessee school buses, despite a tragic bus crash last year. WZTV-TV

MORE FUNDS Knox County schools could see a revenue increase of about $16 million next year. Knoxville News Sentinel

FUNDING PROJECTS The Hamilton County Commission is asking the school board for a prioritized list of facility needs. Chattanooga Times Free Press

READING TIME Team Read spurs more than a thousand people volunteered to teach second graders how to read. WREG-TV