Rise & Shine: Four takeaways from this week’s special school board meeting on Memphis grade tampering

ALLEGED GRADE TAMPERING Tension and emotions ran high during a specially called meeting as members of both the board and community sought explanations for the Shelby County Schools handling of allegations by Principal Ronnie Mackin. Chalkbeat

Former federal prosecutor Ed Stanton will lead a team of lawyers to investigate allegations of illegal activity raised in the resignation letter of former Trezevant High School principal Ronnie Mackin. Memphis Daily News, The Commerical Appeal, WMC-TV

GENDER GAP Girls outnumber boys in charter schools across the nation, according to new research. Here’s why that matters. Chalkbeat

Q&A The vice president at TNTP, formerly The New Teacher Project, talks aligning support around Memphis’ teachers and schools. Memphis Daily News

SPOTLIGHT A W.E.B. Du Bois Charter School teacher will share his teaching style on The Ellen DeGeneres Show this week. WMC-TV

NEW TOOL The Tennessee Department of Education releases a resource guide for schools to help identify and support students showing characteristics of dyslexia. The Chattanoogan

POTENTIAL CUTS The Unicoi County Board of Education does not yet know whether finances will allow the school system to continue with its current employee health insurance contributions. The Erwin Record

JOB HUNT The Chief Academic Officer for the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System interviews for the superintendent spot in Chattanooga. Chattanooga Times Free PressWTVC-TV

BIG READ The Jackson-Madison County Library announces that it’s getting a $12,600 grant to host a summer reading initiative. The Jackson Sun