CHARTER CHANGES A sweeping bill that rewrites Tennessee’s charter school law passed its first hurdle with a few revisions, including one that would allow the state’s largest districts to charge higher fees from the charter schools they oversee. Chalkbeat

CONFIRMATION Three of Gov. Bill Haslam’s appointments to Tennessee’s State Board of Education have been confirmed. Chalkbeat

LITERACY PUSH As Tennessee grapples with its reading problem, Nashville has kicked off its own literacy effort aimed at accelerating the reading skills of the city’s youngest students. Chalkbeat

TRUMP TALKS Echoing Bush and Obama, President Donald Trump calls education ‘the civil rights issue of our time’ — and asks for a school choice bill. Chalkbeat

INSPIRATIONAL VIDEO ABC News spotlights a Memphis teacher at a local charter school who begins every class by repeating an inspirational mantra and running around the room while his students repeat it. ABC News

SUMMER LEARNING Shelby County Schools announces 20 summer learning academies that will start at the end of the school year and use a specific summer curriculum to battle summer learning loss. Memphis Daily News, The Commerical Appeal

CHANGE UP Metro Nashville Public Schools will undergo a substantial realignment that will shift how the district’s central office leadership oversees schools. The Tennessean

BIG STORM Williamson County Schools Director Mike Looney apologizes for not delaying schools while severe weather moved through the region. The Tennessean

BUS TOUR A “talking school bus” talks bus safety with students in Medina. The Jackson Sun

NEVADA ASD State takeover of Nevada schools has been stalled after federal agents raided the Los Angeles headquarters of Celerity Educational Group, a charter company poised to take over Las Vegas schools under the aegis of the state-run Achievement School District. Las Vegas Sun