Rise & Shine: Tennessee already has one state-run school district, and it’s about to get another

ANOTHER LAYER  Tennessee’s State Board of Education is about to become one of only two state boards in the nation to double as a local school district. Chalkbeat

TEACHER SURVEY  Memphis wants to become “Teacher Town,” especially to feed its priority schools. Here’s the latest feedback from teachers. Chalkbeat

LAWMAKER SPOTLIGHT  Four questions about education with state Rep. Harold Love of Nashville. Chalkbeat

YOUR DAILY DEVOS   In today’s roundup, Betsy DeVos’s family spokesman says she supports gay marriage despite her family’s support of groups that promote “conversation therapy,” and almost everyone in Trump’s cabinet has experience with public education — except DeVos herself.  Chalkbeat

DEVOS DEBRIEFING  Knox County teachers, parents and community members rail against Betsy DeVos’s nomination for U.S. secretary of education, lambasting her as “categorically unqualified” and attacking her policy positions. Knoxville News Sentinel

SCHOOL BUS SAFETY  After November’s fatal school bus crash, a Chattanooga lawmaker intends to use a bill crafted two years ago in response to a Knoxville crash as her starting point to address concerns about bus safety belts in Hamilton County Schools. Times Free Press

DRIVERS NEEDED  After adding $1 million to its bus contract last year, Knox County Schools is again looking to bolster the transportation budget in a push to attract more and better-qualified bus drivers. Knoxville News Sentinel

UH OH  A phishing scam places more than 1,900 Tipton County school employees at risk of identity theft after their private information was given to a hacker. WMC-TV, WREG-TV

SNOW DAYS  Metro Nashville Public Schools plans for a two-hour inclement weather delay schedule after a recent snow day decision caused backlash among parents. The Tennessean

STEP UP CHATTANOOGA  Businesses and organizations are asked to step up and hire Hamilton County high school students for summer internships. Times Free Press

TEEN DRIVERS  Williamson County school officials hope a new task force will elevate conversations on safe driving, after a series of teen driver fatalities have rocked the district. The Tennessean

NEW SCHOOL  A Rutherford County Commission panel endorses a $57 million high school building project for Rockvale. Daily News Journal

TEACHERS WANTED  Rutherford County Schools plans to hire more than 400 teachers for the 2017-2018 school year. WKRN-TV

CLASSROOM TOUR  Gov. Bill Haslam visits algebra, engineering and robotics classes at a Murfreesboro middle school.  WKRN-TV, Daily News Journal

BEDBUGS!  Officials combat the presence of bedbugs at Campbell County High School. The Associated Press

THANK YOU  A mother and daughter say thank you to a Nashville school resource officer after he sprang into action when he noticed a student choking.  WSMV-TV

HELPING HAND  Germantown High School students collect $9,000 for sick children at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis. WMC-TV

SCHOOL RENOVATION  A Chattanooga charter school for girls celebrates the renovation of its gymnasium, a nearly $750,000 project paid for with private donations. Times Free Press, WTVC-TV