CHARTING CHARTERS The first annual report on Shelby County Schools’ growing charter sector shows a mixed bag of performance. Chalkbeat, The Commercial Appeal

CROSSTOWN CONUNDRUM Here’s what we know — and the questions still unanswered — about a new Memphis high school that’s supposed to draw middle-class families while also reflecting Memphis’s demographics. Chalkbeat 

TEACHING WITH TECH Will this digital library be a game-changer for equity across Tennessee schools? Chalkbeat

MOVING UP Mike Krause, who headed up the Tennessee Promise scholarship program, will be head of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. The Tennessean

BYE BYE A Williamson County school board member who was at constant odds with community groups resigns. The Tennessean

FIRST DAY JITTERS At Shawn Joseph’s first-ever board meeting as superintendent of Metro Nashville Public Schools, the main item on the agenda was getting ready for the start of school in less than a month. The Tennessean

GAME TIME Hamilton County school board candidates debate as the election draws nearer. Times Free Press

DIVERSE FIELD Five candidates of varying backgrounds vie for the same position on Nashville’s school board. The Tennessean 

SEA CHANGE Knox County’s school board is poised to be made up mostly of people who disapprove of the recent direction of the district. Knoxville News-Sentinel 

TESTING PRACTICES A Metro Nashville student appeals a Davidson County judge’s decision to dismiss a class-action lawsuit filed against Nashville schools over the district’s testing practices. News Channel 5