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SURVEY SAYS Tennessee should continue to test its students to know if they’re meeting state academic standards and also should fix problems with administering its annual TNReady assessment, according to a new statewide poll. Chalkbeat, Times Free Press, The Tennessean
OF THE YEAR Linda Gilbert, who has led Murfreesboro City Schools to gains in student achievement, is Tennessee’s superintendent of the year for 2019. Chalkbeat, Murfreesboro Voice, WGNS, Daily News Journal
MOVING ON After a decade in charge of Christian Brothers University, John Smarrelli announces he’s stepping down at the end of the school year, but he will remain in Memphis and continue to oversee two charter school boards. Chalkbeat, The Commercial Appeal
5-YEAR MARK Shelby County suburban superintendents mark the fifth school year in changing times for education. Memphis Daily News
CRIME REPORTED Police are currently investigating after shots were fired at a Memphis school bus. Fox13