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CHANGE OF PLANS With A-F grades off the table due to TNReady testing issues, Tennessee gets creative about rating its schools under federal law. Chalkbeat
MOVERS & SHAKERS The principal of one of Memphis’ most popular schools will lead Shelby County Schools’ efforts to add more advanced courses for students. Chalkbeat
SUMMER READING Tennessee Education Commissioner Candice McQueen visits Bartlett to showcase a summer reading program to keep up student learning outside of school. Local Memphis
FUNDING GAPS Surplus money from Knox County and the state will be what keeps some magnet school programs from closing. Knoxville News Sentinel
REAL-LIFE EXPERIENCE Rutherford County businesses become classrooms for high school students. The Daily News Journal