Rise & Shine: Tennessee districts ask governor to pause state testing

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VIRTUAL FUNDING: Daleville Public Schools received $1 million to oversee two virtual schools, but critics are questioning whether the funds are being used appropriately. Chalkbeat

NOT READY: Leaders of Tennessee’s two largest school districts are asking the outgoing governor to pause the state’s TNReady testing program indefinitely until a new administration can address the assessment’s problems. Chalkbeat

SPECIAL EDUCATION: An investigation by the Colorado Department of Education found the Denver school district violated federal rules when determining which special education students would receive support from a teacher’s aide. Chalkbeat

ENGLISH LEARNERS: English language learner advocates fear U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will get rid of the Office for English learners without seeking congressional approval or public comment. EdWeek