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Rise & Shine: Teachers must be better trained to help trauma victims, educator says

Good morning!

A Memphis teacher faces her toughest challenge yet in the classroom. "I hope we, as a profession, can do better for new Memphis teachers," she says. "In the meantime, maybe you can learn from my story." Read how she tackled the issue in our First Person feature.

In other news in our daily roundup: Student activists -- including a survivor from the mass school shooting in Parkland, Florida -- make a guest appearance at the Bonnaroo music festival in Manchester to keep attention focused on gun violence. Earlier this year, Memphis students sought to bring attention to gun violence in their own neighborhoods as they participated in a national protest.

-- Jacinthia Jones, bureau chief

 

 

FIRST PERSON This Memphis teacher says that when you teach students who have been impacted by trauma, you have to face the reality that you can’t solve every problem. Chalkbeat

BIKE GIVEAWAY More than 150 Memphis area students were rewarded with new bikes for their perfect attendance during the 2017-2018 school year. Local Memphis, WREG

TIME TO TALK Student activists, including Aalayah Eastmond, a Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School junior and survivor of the shooting at the Parkland, Florida school,  keep attention focused on gun violence during an appearance at Bonnaroo music festival in Manchester. Columbia Daily HeraldThe Tennessean

SCHOOL SECURITY In an effort to add security measures at Cheatham County Schools, the school board has approved the first reading of a policy that would require visitors to scan photo identification in each of the schools. The Tennessean

NO FREE LUNCH The Cheatham County School Board has opted not to continue enrollment in a federal program available in two of its elementary schools which provides every student free meals. The Tennessean

BUDGET VOTE The Walker County school board is set to vote Tuesday on a budget that calls for $3 million more for instruction. But the proposal does not explain how that money will be split up: how much goes to raises, how many more teachers the system will add or where those teachers will work. Chattanooga Times Free Press