ROLL CALL Three months into the school year, enrollment at Shelby County Schools is higher than projected but still on the decline. Chalkbeat 

ASD EXPANSION If Hamilton County’s lowest performing schools do not improve, the state says it will intervene, Interim Superintendent Kirk Kelly tells the Hamilton County school board. Chattanooga Times Free Press

MOVERS AND SHAKERS Gov. Bill Haslam appoints Teach For America’s former national vice president for recruitment to the State Board of Education. Chalkbeat, The Tennessean

GO OPEN Tennessee joins 18 other states recognized by the U.S. Department of Education for its commitment to offering free online educational resources in schools. Chalkbeat

FIRST PERSON A Colorado teacher describes what his students wrote on the day after the presidential election, on what he calls the most intense day of his teaching career. Chalkbeat

FIRST PERSON A New York teacher explains how a refugee father gave him a new outlook on teaching U.S. History. Chalkbeat

PRESIDENT 45 What the president-elect might mean for the nation’s schools. The Washington Post