STAR POWER Matt Damon’s latest role is the voice of an education documentary that features Tennessee testing. Chalkbeat

NEW CHARTER Chattanooga will soon have an all-boys charter school to match its successful all-girls charter school, the first of its kind in Tennessee. Times Free Press

SOUND FAMILIAR? A federal judge rules that a predominantly white Alabama city can separate from its more diverse school district  — igniting new debate about the fate of desegregation initiatives. The Washington Post

TRYING SOMETHING NEW Metro Nashville Public Schools announces four new “community superintendents” that will work to tailor school services to individual communities and coordinate to better serve transient students.  The Tennessean, Nashville Public Radio

FUNDING The Hamilton County Board of Education approves a balanced budget Thursday night — but also presents a list of additional needs totaling $24 million. Chattanooga Times Free Press

DISCIPLINE A longtime Knox County music teacher is suspended after being accused of slapping a child on the back and face. Knoxville News Sentinel

ELECTIONS Collierville school board member Kevin Vaughan and Democrat trial attorney Julie Byrd Ashworth will compete in a June special election to fill a west Tennessee House seat vacated by a first-year lawmaker amid sexual harassment allegations. The Associated Press