CHARTER MOVE Memphis Scholars’ decision to relocate its Raleigh middle school creates frustration for families, faculty and community stakeholders. Chalkbeat

MARCH FOR CHILDREN A year after protesters shut down the Hernando DeSoto Bridge, another group walked downtown streets in Memphis in hopes disruption would once again draw attention — this time, for children. The Commercial Appeal, WMC

EMPOWERMENT ZONE Tennessee Education Commissioner Candice McQueen plans to hold a series of private, invitation-only community meetings about state involvement with some low-performing Hamilton County Schools. The Chattanoogan

OUTDOOR EDUCATION Germantown is turning a borrow pit into a youth education pond. Memphis Daily News

SOLAR POWER Electricity-generating solar panels could be coming to Kingsport school rooftops and grounds at no cost to taxpayers. Kingsport Times-News

STATE TOUR TnAchieves, the partnering organization that administers Gov. Bill Haslam’s Tennessee Promise scholarship program in 84 counties, has invited residents to attend a community tour. Columbia Daily Herald

DEVOS NEWS Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, who made a career of promoting local control of education, has signaled a surprisingly hard-line approach to carrying out an expansive new federal education law, issuing critical feedback that has rattled state school chiefs and conservative education experts alike. New York Times

NC ASD Eric Hall, superintendent of North Carolina’s Achievement School District, gave his State Board of Education a glimpse of the future of his district. WRAL

OPINION: SAVING HISTORY Defunding the National Endowment for the Humanities could destroy Tennessee history, says the executive director of Humanities Tennessee Tim Henderson. The Tennessean

OPINION: EXAMPLES FOR SIGNAL MOUNTAIN A group of citizens outside of Chattanooga are thinking about creating their own school system, but they shouldn’t look to the Democrat and Republican fight over healthcare as an example of how to get it done, says Clint Cooper. Times Free Press