Rise & Shine: Tennessee lawmakers advance bill to give undocumented immigrants in-state tuition

IN-STATE FOR IMMIGRANTS While President Donald Trump is considering scrapping protections for undocumented students, Tennessee lawmakers advanced a bill on that would make it easier for them to go to college. ChalkbeatThe Associated Press, The Tennessean

ONE LEFT Tennessee lawmakers advocating for vouchers and similar school-choice programs are now rallying behind a single bill. Chalkbeat

CHARTER EVALUATION While Tennessee’s charter school law moved up slightly in a state-by-state analysis, it still ranks in the bottom half of similar laws evaluated by the nation’s leading charter advocacy organization. Chalkbeat

SUPREME COURT In a landmark decision, the U.S. Supreme Court better defines the federal standard public schools must meet for its special education students. Chalkbeat

BATHROOM BILL A bill to require students at public schools and colleges in Tennessee to use restrooms and locker rooms matching the gender listed on their birth certificates got flushed in a Senate committee without debate. The Tennessean, Memphis Daily NewsThe Associated Press

SUPERINTENDENT HIRE Eric Jones is the new superintendent of Jackson-Madison County Schools. The Jackson Sun, WCYB-TV

TECH SAVVY The Greeneville City Schools system has again been ranked among the nation’s top ten for innovative use of technology. The Greeneville Sun

PHOTOS Rutherford County Schools hosts a prom for students with special needs. WZTV-TV

SCHOOL CHOICE Do private school vouchers promote segregation? A new report from the Century Foundation evaluates the claim. The Atlantic