POTENTIAL GROWTH Building on the success of its popular Campus School elementary, the University of Memphis is exploring the idea of adding a middle school. The Commercial Appeal

SCHOOL SAFETY The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office says it doesn’t plan to add any new school resource officers. Local Memphis

The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office may take an extra look at private school security. The Tennessean

NEW CERTIFICATIONS: The Tennessee Department of Education announces 21 new career and technical education certificates it will be implementing in schools next year. Knoxville News Sentinel, Winchester Herald Chronicle

RURAL EDUCATION SUMMIT Educators from rural Tennessee counties gather to learn how to best prepare their students for the job field. The Jackson Sun

NEW BOARD MEMBER Robert “Bob” Eby resigns from Oak Ridge’s school board and takes the oath of office for the Tennessee State Board of Education. Oak Ridger

BULLYING CONCERNS About a dozen American Muslim Advisory Council activists ask Tennessee legislators to protect students from being bullied based on their faith. WKRN

LYNCHING MURAL: South Cumberland Elementary in Crossville altered a mural last week that depicted a Confederate battle flag and what appeared to be a lynching. The Washington Post