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Rise & Shine: What do Tennessee voters want?

Good morning,

What do Tennessee voters what to see change when it comes to education in the upcoming gubernatorial race? Most voters favor state tests but want the state test, TNReady, fixed, says a new poll.

And in Memphis news, about 800 students in a southeast school have been out of school for seven days because a rats nest near the school was disturbed. Here's the current plan from the school district, which consists of splitting the students between three schools.

-Caroline, community editor


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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 

KIRBY ISSUES Kirby High School students are moving to three nearby schools starting Monday, Shelby County Schools leaders announce this week. Chalkbeat, The Commercial Appeal

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. ChalkbeatMurfreesboro 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