ONE FOR THE BOOKS A Rutherford County teacher goes from teaching in a van to leading the state’s teachers union over her storied career.  Murfreesboro Post

HOW I TEACH Why this middle school teacher starts the year with blank classroom walls. Chalkbeat

WORLD TRAVELS Memphis high school students travel to Ghana. The Commercial Appeal

EARLY LEARNING The United Way of Greater Chattanooga will administer $100,000 in early learning scholarships, which are part of  Mayor Andy Berke’s strategy to increase early learning opportunities for children. Times Free Press

CAREER HIGH  A Chattanooga mayoral candidate says he would reinstitute Kirkman Technical High School, a historic high school focused on career technical education that closed in 1991. Times Free Press

POLICE Eight months after police arrested students at a Murfreesboro elementary school, police release a final report. Murfreesboro Post 


SCIENCE Urban Green Lab is a non-profit that aims to boost science education in Nashville schools. Patch Nashville

TRAGEDY Four Williamson County high school students have died in car accidents since November. The Tennessean 

DEVELOPMENT A $16.2 million project for Bradley County Schools involves extensive renovations and upgrades. The Cleveland Banner