NOT READY  Shelby County Schools joins a growing list of Tennessee districts that won’t factor preliminary TNReady scores into students’ final grades this year. Chalkbeat, The Leaf-Chronicle, WGNS

SEGREGATED SCHOOLS  Half a century after becoming the face of school integration in America, Ruby Bridges says America is headed in the wrong direction. Chalkbeat

TRUMP’S BUDGET  The president’s spending plan for education takes aim at the working class, cutting funding for programs such as career and technical education and redirecting that money toward school choice. The Atlantic

SHELBY BUDGET  Shelby County’s school board prepares to vote on a budget that would invest $68 million more for pre-K classes, teacher raises and supports for struggling students. The Commercial Appeal

NASHVILLE BUDGET  In their $879 million request, Nashville school officials highlight the lack of funding for some pet projects during a hearing before metro council. Nashville Public Radio, The Tennessean

KNOX BUDGET  Knox County commissioners approve spending $471 million next year on schools, up almost $18 million from last year. Knoxville News Sentinel

DIRECTOR SEARH  Clarksville-Montgomery County’s school board selects an executive consultant from South Carolina as its new district director. The Leaf-Chronicle

PRINCIPAL LINEUP  The leadership at most Hamilton County schools will remain the same this fall, with just three elementary schools getting new principals. Times Free Press

HIGH HONORS  Chattanooga High School for Creative Arts is the only Tennessee school named a 2017 National School of Excellence by Magnet Schools of America, and is also honored by the Arts Schools Network. Times Free Press

GOING UP  In an effort to accommodate expansions of Brentwood High School, the city commission is expected to amend its zoning ordinance to allow three-story school buildings. The Tennessean

STEM RECOGNITION  Six Tennessee schools are recognized for outstanding participation in advanced manufacturing and STEM learning and preparedness as part of the MakerMinded competition. The Chattanoogan

PRESERVING HISTORY  Gibson County leaders want a 150-year-old school that once educated black people to be placed on Tennessee’s Registry of Historic Places. WBBJ