Rise & Shine: Tennessee House committee denies in-state tuition to 13,000 immigrant students

CLOSE VOTE A proposal to ease the pathway to college for about 13,000 Tennessee students died by a single vote in a House education committee on Tuesday, as young people who would have been impacted watched on. Chalkbeat, The Tennessean, Nashville Public Radio, Chattanooga Times Free Press

SPECIAL DELIVERY About 4 million printed testing materials were delivered Monday to Tennessee’s 1,800 public schools as they prepare for standardized testing for grades 3-11 beginning next week. Chalkbeat

BLACK TEACHERS Having just one black teacher in third, fourth or fifth grade reduced low-income black boys’ probability of dropping out of high school by 39 percent, finds a study looking at Tennessee schools. nprED

SCHOOL CLOSURES Metro Nashville will close two schools a year early. Both schools were being phased out to be replaced by charter schools, one school through the ASD. The Tennessean

ESSA Legislation that will change the way Tennessee hold schools account will head to Gov. Bill Haslam’s desk. The Tennessean

WORKING OUT A Tennessee high school teacher develops a statewide health sciences course.  Times Free Press

FUNDRAISER An education non-profit called UnifiEd launches a campaign to increase funding for public education as Hamilton County is drafting its budget for the upcoming fiscal year. Times Free Press

CLASSROOM CHRONICLES Education Commissioner Candice McQueen stops by a Germantown Elementary School. Local Memphis

MEMPHIS 13 The Redbirds baseball team will host a forum with members of “The Memphis 13,” the group of that integrated Memphis schools in 1961. WMC Action News 5

ENROLLMENT While many school systems in Northeastern Tennessee are losing student population, Johnson City and Kingsport are growing. WCYB