SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOLS  Tennessee’s largest district sees 1 in 5 young students meeting expectations on new TNReady test and the district’s turnaround program performs about the same as other historically low-performing schools. Chalkbeat, The Commercial Appeal, Local Memphis

ACHIEVEMENT SCHOOL DISTRICT In Tennessee’s turnaround district, 9 in 10 young students fall short on their first TNReady exams. Chalkbeat

SHELBY COUNTY MUNICIPALS  Lakeland School System leads the state in math and English for the first year of TNReady test results. The Commercial Appeal

ELSEWHERE Metro Nashville Public Schools The Tennessean; Hamilton County Schools Times Free Press; Knox County Schools Knoxville News Sentinel; Murfreesboro City and Rutherford County schools The Daily News Journal; Sumner County The Tennessean; Maryville, Alcoa & Blount County The Daily Times

HOLD UP Tennessee House Democrats call for a three-year moratorium on holding students and teachers accountable on the state’s new TNReady test. The Tennessean, Times Free PressWSMV, WMC


CONFLICT OVER CONTACT The Tennessee Department of Education sues Metro Nashville Public Schools for refusing to hand over student contact information to the state-run turnaround district. The state is holding off on any action toward Shelby County as the board mulls its options. The Tennessean

Shelby County Schools parents have until Sunday to opt out of sharing their contact information with charter schools. WREG

GATES FOUNDATION In a speech yesterday, Bill Gates said the foundation is about to launch a new, locally driven effort to help existing public schools improve. Chalkbeat

HISTORY MAKERS Metro Nashville Public Schools searches for 16 students who desegregated the city’s schools in 1957. The Tennessean, WSMV

BUILDING UPKEEP Hamilton County school board unanimously agrees with new superintendent on how to tackle the district’s long list of facility maintenance needs. Times Free Press

The plan to completely renovate a Nashville high school is nearly $13 million over budget. WKRN

HEALTHY SCHOOLS A Wilson County high school leads youngsters walking to school from a nearby park in annual event. WSMV

Blount County high school students assist in taking vital signs during clinic. The Daily Times

DOG DAYS A hearing wraps up for a former Dyer County teacher accused of repeated insubordination after the principal said he couldn’t go home during lunch break to let his dog out. State Gazette