A CLOSER LOOK Superintendents are questioning the state’s data that concluded a third of graduates received a diploma without meeting state requirements. It appears that more than 70 percent of what looked like missing requirements were in fact data errors. Chalkbeat

SEESAW Tennessee required more recess time for students through the sixth grade, but teachers and some lawmakers now say it’s too much. Chalkbeat

LETTERS TO DEVOS Many of you wanted Betsy DeVos, the nation’s new education chief, to know that the school where you work or send your children is working. Chalkbeat

AIM HIGH A statewide coalition has launched in the hopes to put resources toward helping the kids of military parents succeed in Tennessee schools. The TennesseanWTVF-TV

SICKNESS LINGERS Tennessee schools continue to stay closed due to widespread illness. WAFF-TV, Columbia Daily HeraldKingsport Times-News

CHATTANOOGA CASE Two independent investigations say a culture of hazing and abuse existed before the 2015 rape of an Ooltewah High School freshman by three of his basketball teammates, but three former school employees deny the findings. Chattanooga Times Free Press

PERSONAL STAKE Parents from two different Memphis school districts are worried their children’s personal information may be compromised. WHBQ-TV

SEARCH CONTINUES  The Jackson-Madison County school board begins interviews for the superintendent position. The Jackson Sun

SCIENCE A grant from the Blount County Education Foundation is bringing hands-on lessons into fourth-grade science classrooms. The Daily Times