Rise & Shine: Here are three questions students are asking about DACA

STUDENT VOICES  DACA is still an issue. Here are three questions that Memphis students are asking about the wind-down of protections for some undocumented immigrants. Chalkbeat

NEED CLASSROOM DECOR INSPIRATION?  These educators have got you covered. Chalkbeat

TURNAROUND  This Memphis principal started an honors academy at one of Tennessee’s lowest-performing middle schools, now a top-growth performer. The Commercial Appeal

EARLY LOOK  Collierville principals and staff tour a $94 million high school slated to open in August 2018. The Commercial Appeal

LAND HO!  Germantown Municipal School District closes the deal on property for a new elementary school. Local Memphis

EARLY DISCIPLINE  Nashville’s school district is expanding a strategy to avoid bias when addressing behavioral issues in pre-K classrooms. Nashville Public Radio

SPECIAL ED  A longstanding Nashville educator and school board member faces criticism over a comment about special education. WTVF

MENTAL HEALTH  A new survey says more than a third of Knox County high schoolers have experienced depression or hopelessness for two consecutive weeks or more in the last year. Knoxville News Sentinel

HARASSMENT POLICIES  Knoxville’s mayor urges Knox County’s school board to keep specific protections for sexual orientation and gender identity in the district’s student and staff harassment policies. Knoxville News Sentinel, WVLT, WBIR, WATE

FALL BREAK  A Knoxville school sends food home with needy students for fall break. WVLT

DRUG ABUSE FORUM  Law enforcement officers and former addicts talk with families about the dangers of drug abuse during a forum hosted by Knox County Schools. WBIR 

CANOPIES FOR CAMPUSES  A Knoxville conservation group plans to hold 10 tree plantings at local schools this fall. Knoxville News Sentinel

PARTNERSHIP ZONE  An opinion from the state attorney general says Hamilton County’s school board has legal authority to partner with the state on an improvement plan for five struggling schools. Times Free Press 

SCHOOL NURSES  Hamilton County school nurses use telemedicine to confer on treatment of illnesses such as asthma. WRCB

FIRST RESPONDERS  Hamilton County’s 911 team is recognized for their exceptional response to last fall’s fatal school bus crash in Chattanooga. Times Free Press

OVERCROWDED SCHOOLS  More than a third of Williamson County schools are over capacity. The Tennessean

OVERCROWDED BUSES  Jackson-Madison County fields complaints from parents about overcrowded school bus routes. WBBJ

FACILITIES TOUR  School board members tour school facilities that need repairs in Jackson-Madison County. WBBJ

LITERACY GRANT  Students across Northeast Tennessee will benefit from an $8 million federal grant. The Greeneville Sun

SCHOOL BULLIES  Parents in some Middle Tennessee schools complain about bullying and its devastating impact on their children. WSMV

UP AND DOWN  Hawkins County board members review rising graduation rates and downward growth scores. Kingsport Times-News

CLASE DE ESPANOL  A Maury County elementary school becomes the first in the county to offer a foreign language. Columbia Daily Herald

MANUFACTURING DAY  More than 1,000 Kingsport high school students get a glimpse of manufacturing careers during an annual day of exploration hosted by Eastman Chemical Co. Kingsport Times-News

DAY ON THE FARM  Greene County third-graders learn about agriculture and related careerss, with help from the University of Tennessee Agricultural Extension Office. The Greeneville Sun

PAYING FOR COLLEGE  What you need to know about the FAFSA this year. CNN Money