DOUBLE DUTY As the State Board of Education prepares to open its first charter school this fall in Memphis, it’s ramping up to double as a school district that oversees everything from calendars to budgets to testing. Chalkbeat

FIRST PERSON Here’s one teacher on how she went from a restorative justice skeptic to a restorative justice believer. Chalkbeat

GRADE FLOOR The head of a teacher’s union talks grade floors at Trezevant High School — the center of alleged grade violations at Shelby County Schools. Local Memphis

LAWYER TEAM The three-lawyer team investigating allegations of illegal and corrupt activity at Trezevant High will look into claims of employee harassment and whether district officials received kickbacks from a custodial contract. The Commercial Appeal, Chalkbeat

NEW LEADER The Robertson County school board officially accepts Chris Causey as the new Director of Schools. The Tennesseean

SUMMER LEARNING The Tennessee Valley Authority summer enrichment program helps girls gain engineering skills. Times Free Press 

OFFICER LAWSUIT Four former Knox County Schools security officers have filed suit against the school board, sheriff’s office and county government saying they were wrongfully terminated. WATE

TEACHER FIRING The Maryville school board votes unanimously to dismiss Maryville Junior High School’s tenured orchestra teacher based on charges she mishandled a school-sponsored field trip to Disney World in March. The Daily Times

TEACHER LAWSUIT A former Walnut Grove Elementary School second-grade teacher is suing Williamson County Schools, alleging she was bullied into resigning her position. Franklin Patch, The Tennessean