KIDS WHO CODE For a second straight summer, the University of Memphis hosts two week-long coding camps to show middle and high school students the ropes of coding with Java through games and simulations. Chalkbeat

JUST OUT A just-released collection of essays makes the case that the charter school movement has gone awry: it’s over-regulated, hyper-focused on tests, and dismissive of families. Chalkbeat

SIGNAL MOUNTAIN A week after traveling to Shelby County, the committee investigating the viability of launching a separate school district on Signal Mountain discussed takeaways from the trip. Times Free Press, WTVC, Chalkbeat

WORLD TOUR  A group of young musicians from Stax Music Academy is bringing the music of Memphis to Europe. The Associated Press

LITERACY Read to be Ready camps aim to improve Nashville students’ literacy rates. The Tennessean

TITLE I Kingsport is losing teacher’s assistants and some equipment after a $259,000 cut to the system’s Title I funds. WCYB

STATE OF CHARTERS In Nashville, the denial of LEAD charter schools and the leaving of charter heads, leaves charters without many high-profile leaders. Nashville Scene

NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK More than 20 Hamilton County Schools will have new assistant principals when school starts back next month. Times Free Press

MOVERS & SHAKERS Wilson County Schools has a new deputy director of schools over policy, compliance and employee relations. The Wilson Post

FINAL EXAMS The days of being exempted from comprehensive final exams in Sullivan County high schools are about to end, school system officials say. Kingsport Times-News

YOGA TIME Blount County Schools put a twist on summer camp with yoga. The Daily Times

TAX HIKE Williamson County leaders present a proposal city leaders that could implement a sales tax increase to raise funds for local schools. Columbia Daily Herald

CHATTANOOGA RACE Candidates for the 2018 race for the 4th Congressional District seat in Chattanooga talk education, among other issues. Times Free Press