FINALLY, A BUDGET Ending a month-long tug-of-war over how much more to invest in Memphis schools, Shelby County commissioners approve a budget that nearly fills the $35 million budget gap for the district. Chalkbeat, The Commercial AppealWREG-TVWHBQ-TV

ESSA IMPACT Narvaez-Vega, a Nashville student, was among Tennessee education stakeholders who shared concerns about education equity issues with U.S. Secretary of Education John King. Chalkbeat, The Tennesseean

PRE-K SEATS A federal grant adds about 280 additional pre-school desks in both Nashville schools and in Shelby County. Nashville Public RadioWSMV-TV, Chalkbeat

ROOF REPAIR Shelby County Schools is spending $165,000 to fix the roof of a charter school, raising questions for the district. Memphis Daily News, Chalkbeat

NASHVILLE INTERVIEWS The Tennessean is meeting with all 12 Nashville School Board candidates and will broadcast the live interviews online. The Tennessean

SUMMER READING Tennessee first lady Crissy Haslam visits Lenoir City and Knoxville to promote a summer reading program. Knoxville News SentinelThe Associated Press

SUMMER CAMP An ADHD summer program helps Brentwood kids focus and develop social skills. The Tennessean

BOARD CONTENDERS Chattanooga voters hear from candidates vying for a school board seat at a debate that fleshed out some differences between the two. Chattanooga Times Free Press

NEW SCHOOL With taxpayer funding approved, Washington County Commissioners leave the next move — selecting the site for the $30.6-million building — to the county school board, but some in county government are growing impatient. Johnson City Press

NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK Four new principals head to Rutherford County. The Daily News Journal

NORTH CAROLINA A plan to create an Achievement School District, similar to the state-run Tennessee district, has cleared the General Assembly in North Carolina. The Associated Press