Rise & Shine: Why I take class time to teach perseverance (and let my fourth-graders write on their desks)

FIRST PERSON A Tennessee teacher explains how she encourages goal-setting — and how she’s seen the strategy work with students of all ability levels. Chalkbeat

THE NEXT FOUR YEARS Donald Trump says he will “work something out” for Dreamers, adding to uncertainty for undocumented teachers. Chalkbeat

MOVERS AND SHAKERS Miska Clay Bibbs’ journey to the Shelby County Schools board and a life in education was an unlikely one. Memphis Daily News

MQUEEN VISIT Candice McQueen, Tennessee commissioner of education, tells educators in Jackson that the Every Student Succeeds Act will help Tennessee students meet high expectations. The Jackson Sun

DOING THE MATH A Vanderbilt University study has found math skills at an early age could be an indicator of future success in that child’s life. The Tennessean

STAND FOR CHILDREN Stand for Children and four pro-charter school candidates are cleared of all alleged campaign finance violations during Nashville’s school board election this year. The Tennessean

VOUCHERS Rutherford County schools board members express concern over a potential voucher bill. The Daily News Journal

BUS QUESTIONS A bus crash in South Memphis — with no injuries — left parents with questions about Durham’s policies. WREG-TV

HONORING THE PADGE Montgomery Ridge Intermediate School hosts events to honor local police officers. The Daily Times

LEADERSHIP A Kingsport assistant principal is a fellow for the 2017 cohort of the Governor’s Academy for School Leadership. Kingsport Times-News

ANOTHER ASD Tension between the local superintendent and the school board arose over a recent proposal to hire an “agent” to oversee the system’s overhaul and the newly-created Achievement School District in Nevada. Las Vegas Review-Journal