DELAY Shelby County Schools Superintendent Dorsey Hopson announced Tuesday that the district will release a long-promised “footprint analysis” at the end of October, about a month later than initially planned. Chalkbeat

ADVANCING ADVANCED PLACEMENT More Tennessee students are getting a taste of college-level work in high school — something officials hope will help more of them reach real college classes. Chalkbeat

MEMORIAL Shelby County Schools students and superintendent Dorsey Hopson honor five children killed in a Memphis house fire. Local Memphis, The Commercial Appeal

TRANSFORMATION Memphis’s East High School will be turned into a magnet school. Memphis Daily News

PRIVATE FUNDING The Shelby County school board gives a group of White Station High School parents the OK to raise money for renovation projects. The Commercial Appeal

ACT EQUITY Nashville students of color lag on ACT regardless of socioeconomic status. The Tennessean

PRE-SCHOOL SUSPENSIONS A Vanderbilt study offers clues on how to cut the surprising number of pre-school suspensions. Nashville Public Radio

SUBURBAN SCHOOL SUPPORT A new organization called Collierville Partners in Education hopes to raise about $12 million over five years to support the town’s schools. The Commercial Appeal

MEET QUESTAR Tennessee’s education commissioner joins a representative from the state’s new testing vendor in a roundtable discussion with Knox County teachers. WBIR