Rise & Shine: Outgoing ASD chief reflects on Tennessee’s school turnaround journey

ASK AND ANSWER Malika Anderson, the outgoing superintendent for the state turnaround district, reflects on what she learned while working with the ASD — and what advice she would give her successor. Chalkbeat

ASD FAMILIES Memphis parents make a public plea to state officials regarding Achievement School District leadership. WREG

DACA FEAR The Trump administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program puts one Metro Schools teacher in limbo. WSMV

Nashville schools and immigrant rights group work to inform scared families in wake of the DACA decision. The Tennessean

ACT Here’s why Tennessee’s Education Department is saying to wait to tally this year’s ACT scores, which were released Thursday by the national testing group. The Tennessean

DATA SHARING A group of Metro Council members throw their support behind the Nashville school board’s actions to limit the sharing of student contact information. The Tennessean

KNOXVILLE OFFICIAL County Commissioner Evelyn Gill, a special education teacher at a Knoxville middle school, has been placed on administrative leave with pay pending an investigation. Knoxville News Sentinel

LUNCH BOX A Memphis mother is pushing Shelby County Schools to change their lunch menus, and she says she’s presenting an affordable, healthy alternative at an upcoming school board meeting. Fox 13 Memphis

MEMPHIS STOP A bus from the Mattie C. Stewart Foundation plans to stop at Memphis schools this week. The bus is designed to illustrate two different life paths, one side of the bus is designed as a classroom while the other side is a prison cell. Local Memphis

GUEST COLUMN One Memphian shares her vision for “rethinking high school.” The Commerical Appeal

TEEN PREGNANCY In July, the Trump administration cut more than $200 million in federal grants to scores of organizations that work to decrease teen pregnancy rates. The consequences of this are significant in a number of areas, including in education, with pregnancy being a leading factor in why girls drop out of school. The Washington Post