STUDENT DISCIPLINE Taking a cue from Nashville, Memphis school leaders are working to change the way their educators discipline students in an effort to reduce the high rate of suspensions in Shelby County Schools. Chalkbeat

TNREADY SNAG TNReady testing went smoother this year, but score delivery issues have put state education officials back on the defensive. Chalkbeat, Times Free Press

FUNDING BATTLE The Madison County commission votes to file a lawsuit against the City of Jackson for reallocating local option sales tax revenue away from the county school system. The Jackson Sun, The Associated Press

BUS SAFETY Parents of students killed in Chattanooga bus crash protest the school board’s approval of a contract with the same bus company they say ignored their concerns. WRCB-TV, Times Free Press

LEGACY Despite the closing of Foote Homes, the last traditional public housing complex in Memphis, Booker T. Washington High School’s enrollment was not severely impacted. The school’s latest crop of seniors share what the historic African-American school means to them. High Ground News

LEADER SEARCH Hamilton County Schools superintendent search is down to five candidates, including interim leader Kirk Kelly. Times Free Press

BEYOND HIGH SCHOOL As free community college extends to adults, another law this year expands free tuition to four-year colleges for Tennessee National Guard members. Nashville Public Radio

STUDENT HEALTH Suicide is the third-leading cause of death among young people ages 10-19 in Tennessee and has increased, according to Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network. The Daily Herald

MONEY TALK A key committee endorses Rutherford County’s $364 million schools budget, which would add about 141 jobs, including a high school science specialist. The Daily News Journal