Rise & Shine: Memphis leaders hope first-ever summer learning academies yield lessons about closing the achievement gap

SUMMER SLIDE About 6,300 students participate in Memphis’ first summer learning academy for K-5 students to fight against summer learning loss. Chalkbeat

(VERY) EARLY EDUCATION A new study identifies health and educational benefits for children whose disadvantaged, first-time or single mothers participated in a home visitation program in Memphis that provides medical assistance and early childhood development. Chalkbeat

COLLEGE ACCESS Higher education officials in Tennessee plan to harness winning strategy for helping students complete financial aid forms and apply it to raising the state’s low college graduation rates. The Tennessean

BEYOND HIGH SCHOOL Camp College gives prospective first-generation college students the opportunity to see college admissions from an administrator’s point of view, helping them hone their own applications. Times Free Press

STUDENT SAFETY The teacher’s license of a Maury County educator accused of taking his 15-year-old student to California is up for revocation this week before the Tennessee State Board of Education. The Tennessean, WSMV

BUS SAFETY Four now-former Knox County school bus drivers that allegedly used electronic devices while behind the wheel face mandatory 30-day jail terms if convicted under a tough new law. Knoxville News Sentinel, The Associated Press