Rise & Shine: Long before tragic bus crash, Woodmore Elementary offered turnaround lessons for America

AFTER THE CRASH  Almost a year after a tragic bus crash killed six of its students, Woodmore Elementary is among five long-struggling Chattanooga schools now facing state intervention over academics. Chalkbeat

FIRST PERSON  “I covered Tennessee’s education beat for Chalkbeat. Here’s what I learned.” Chalkbeat

LAWSUIT SETTLEMENT  Knox County Schools settles a lawsuit over how a fourth-grader with Down syndrome was placed in “time out” for becoming disruptive. Knoxville News Sentinel, The Associated Press

PROCESSING DACA  Hamilton County school leaders reassure the Chattanooga community that all students are safe at school in the wake of President Trump’s decision to phase out DACA protections for undocumented immigrants. WTVC

Nashville DACA students and families gather at one of Tennessee’s most diverse high schools to talk about what’s next. Nashville Public Radio

Why did Tennessee’s Republican attorney general have a last-minute conversion on DACA? The New Yorker

SCHOOL SECESSION  Hamilton County leaders talk about the pitfalls of Signal Mountain pulling out of Hamilton County Schools. The Chattanoogan

ANNIVERSARY  Remembering the desegregation of Nashville schools 60 years ago. The Tennessean

THE PRICE OF GROWTH  Amid fast growth, less state funding and rising construction costs, Williamson County Schools stand at a crossroads over finances. The Tennessean

RANKING  The website niche.com ranks Greeneville City Schools tops in Tennessee for teachers and for the best place to teach. The Greeneville Sun

NAME GAME  Sullivan County’s new middle school will be named East Middle if school board members adopt an online survey’s results this week. Kingsport Times-News

CONSERVATION CAMP  More than 700 Kingsport-area fourth-graders learn about everything from geology to forest fire control during a three-day camp. Kingsport Times-News

RECONFIGURING GRADES  Johnson City school leaders look closer at reconfiguring several schools to accommodate grades 5 through 8. Johnson City Press

SCHOOL ATTENDANCE  Hawkins County students compete in poster and video contests to raise awareness about the importance of good attendance. Kingsport Times-News

FLOOR FIGHT  Blount County school leaders ponder whether to foot the bill for resurfacing a high school gym floor that they say is botched. The Daily Times

GOOD JOB!  Alcoa High School launches a reward program that recognizes students and teachers who might normally get overlooked. The Daily Times

MUSIC GIG  An music ensemble of Nashville students win the chance to perform onstage with Lady Antebellum. WTVF

MAKING FOOD GREAT AGAIN  Will the Trump era transform the school lunch? The New York Times