Rise & Shine: The voucher bill tailor-made for Memphis? Many Memphians are offended by it.

COUNTER-INTUITIVE The strongest voices against Tennessee’s leading school voucher proposal this year are coming from the very community it’s supposed to help. Chalkbeat

TRUMP STUMP SPEECH President Donald Trump is expected to focus his Nashville speech on repealing the Affordable Care Act and on school choice. The Tennessean

ONE MORE THING Former Tennessee Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey continues to advocate for school choice and private school vouchers since leaving office. The Jackson Sun

BUDGET UNVEILED Memphis school teachers could get a 3 percent raise for a second straight year under a proposed spending plan touted as “investing more in people than in programs.” Chalkbeat, The Commercial Appeal, Memphis Daily NewsWREG-TV

MAJOR MILESTONE Shawn Joseph, the first-year leader of Metro Nashville Public Schools, is expected to release details about his budget soon, which includes major changes.  The Tennessean

REASSESS A controversial reading program is pulled from Chattanooga after school programs to better align with the school system’s curriculum. Times Free Press

CHECK IN At a community meeting, Hamilton County Schools officials review recent high growth scores and ways they can improve. Times Free Press

KEEP READING A Nashville English teacher hopes to deliver more newspaper boxes to get books to kids in places where libraries can’t reach. The Tennessean

SHOW UP A Maryville middle school offers incentives for students to improve attendance records. The Daily Times