DOING THE MATH As lawmakers scrutinize the price tag of school vouchers in Memphis, here’s a cost breakdown. Chalkbeat

IZONE EXPANSION Superintendent Dorsey Hopson proposes that Raleigh-Egypt would join Memphis;s Innovation Zone. Chalkbeat

GETTING CREATIVE  Tennessee has a $2 billion surplus. Here’s a new idea to invest more in schools. Chalkbeat

READ TO BE READY More than 100 school districts across the state will take part in Tennessee’s Read to be Ready summer reading program aimed at raising lagging literacy rates in early grades. The Tennessean

NATIONAL BUDGET In meeting with Betsy DeVos, New York’s education commissioner pushes back on Trump’s schools budget. Chalkbeat

President Trump is expected to sign an executive order that will require the Department of Education to seek ways to shrink its own blueprint. The Washington Post 

CITY SPENDING Memphis’s mayor defends the city school’s spending. Memphis Daily News

PRINCIPAL POLITICS Parents from Memphis’s Bolton High School come out in force at Tuesday night’s board meeting in defense of their principal. WMC Action News 5

RANKING A Murfreesboro magnet school is Tennessee’s No. 1 high school, according to a magazine’s rating. Nashville Public Radio

In Shelby County, top billing goes to Germantown’s Houston High. The Commercial Appeal

IMPROVEMENT Opinion: A state proposal to share governance over struggling schools in Chattanooga looks promising. Chattanooga Times Free Press