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