TAILORING TRANSFORMATION Hawkins Mill Elementary in Memphis is one of more than a dozen schools chosen to receive extra funds next school year in an effort to foster turnaround instead of closure. Chalkbeat

TITLE I Shelby County Schools will lose $5 million in federal funding that provides extra dollars for high-poverty schools and districts, affecting about 11 schools in all next year. Chalkbeat, The Commercial Appeal

PREK FUNDING Metro Nashville Public Schools is planning ahead to the end of its federal pre-kindergarten grant that gave the district $33 million to expand the program. The Tennessean

FUNDING LAWSUIT A judge denies Madison County a temporary injunction in its lawsuit against the city of Jackson over school funding. The Jackson Sun

GRADING SCANDAL The Shelby County Schools superintendent speaks out that grade changing is not a systemic issue. WMC

HAMILTON COUNTY Less than one week after Dr. Bryan Johnson was selected by the Hamilton County school board, he made his first public appearance. WRCB

CHATTANOOGA BUSING The Hamilton County board’s transportation committee discusses bus contracts. Times Free Press

STUDENT GROWTH Some families that previously paid tuition for their children to attend Alcoa City Schools may not have that option when school resumes in July. The Daily Times

BOARD RACE After 30 years working in schools, a Franklin County educator says that being retired now gives her the time to be in them regularly – as a school board member. The Franklin News-Post

STATE SCORES Kingsport school board members bemoan late TCAP state test scores. Kingsport Times-News