Rise & Shine: Trump DACA decision looms, while TN AG backs off DACA suit threat

DACA DECISION  As President Donald Trump prepares to announce the fate of DACA, Tennessee immigrants speak out and advocates organize local marches to keep the federal program intact. The Commercial Appeal, WSMV, WKRN, The Tennessean

DACA RETREAT  Tennessee’s attorney general backs out of an alliance of 10 states threatening to sue the federal government over the federal program that protects thousands of young immigrants, including students, from deportation. The Washington Post, The Associated Press, The Tennessean, WKRN, CNN, Vox

STUDENT INFORMATION  Shelby County Schools follows the lead of its Nashville counterpart in continuing to resist pressure from the state to release student contact information to charter organizations. The Commercial Appeal, Chalkbeat

ASD INVESTIGATION  The Achievement School District is one of 154 districts nationwide — and the only one in Tennessee —  to be the subject of an ongoing federal investigation into sexual violence. USA Today Network

BRIGHT SPOTS  These school districts stand out on the latest high school scores from Tennessee’s new standardized test. Nashville Public Radio

TEAM CHATTANOOGA  Hamilton County’s new superintendent names his leadership team to help the district become a “world-class education system.” Times Free Press

DISTRICT LOBBYIST  Former Nashville school board member Mark North is hired as the district’s new director of government relations. The Tennessean, Nashville Post

FEASIBILITY STUDY  Some Brentwood residents oppose hiring a consultant — to the tune of $150,000 — to study if a local school system would be worthwhile. The Tennessean

DIRECTOR SEARCH  The chief academic officer of the Tennessee Department of Education is among seven applicants to be the new director of Hamblen County Schools. Citizen Tribune

DON’T SUSPEND. EMPATHIZE.  A newly minted Berkeley psychology professor focuses his research on student discipline, inspired in part by his education experiences while growing up in Memphis. The New York Times, Chalkbeat

STEAM ROOM  TVA employees volunteer their time to renovate a Chattanooga elementary school room dedicated to learning about science, technology, engineering, arts and math. Times Free Press

YOUTH SCIENCE  A recent graduate of Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences is one of two students representing Tennessee at a national STEM program. Times Free Press

MUZOLOGY  Tipton County Schools is selected as West Tennessee’s hub for a music-based learning program out of Nashville. The Covington Leader

AP CLASSES  Putnam County school officials expand the number of advanced placement classes being offered to students. Cookeville Herald-Citizen

STUDENT KIDNAPPING CASE  A federal judge denies another detention hearing for the former Maury County teacher accused of taking a student across the nation for a sexual relationship. The Tennessean

TEACHER Q&A  A Nashville elementary school teacher explains why he left the road as a professional musician to nurture a new generation of musicians. The Tennessean

FIRST PERSON: AFTER HARVEY  A Houston geography teacher outlines what he’ll teach about on his first day back in school after Hurricane Harvey.  Chalkbeat