PACKING UP When officials at Memphis Scholars Raleigh-Egypt Middle School learned that another school on the same campus could get extra help for its students, they made a big decision: to pick up and move. Chalkbeat

EXPANSION PLANS In a speech to the advocacy group she previously led, Betsy DeVos hinted that an aggressive plan to expand public funding of private schools through the federal government is on the way. Chalkbeat

BUS SAFETY Now that he’s signed his own regulatory-based answer to last year’s Hamilton County school bus crash into law, Gov. Bill Haslam says he will explore whether mandatory seat belts on buses have merit. Times Free Press

ROUND ONE The Hamilton County school board interviews the last three superintendent candidates, and plan to select five finalists from the list of eight names this week. Times Free Press

MILESTONE City Year and school leaders say the program has been a success in its pilot year, and plans for expansion are underway. The Commercial Appeal

TESTING The biggest hang-up with standardized testing in Tennessee this year seems to be the turnaround time for grading. Many of the scores won’t be ready in time to be included in final report cards. Nashville Public Radio, Chalkbeat