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Rise & Shine: New construction curriculum coming to two Memphis high schools

JOB TRAINING  About 200 more Memphis students will be able to work toward certification in construction jobs next year thanks to a two-year state grant and new curriculum. Chalkbeat, The Commercial Appeal, WREG

THAT WAS FAST  Gov. Bill Lee has been in office for less than six months, but he’s already been named a champion of the charter school movement by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools. Chalkbeat

BUDGET SEASON  Opinion: Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris makes his case for a proposed budget that invests heavily in schools and kids, including money for early childhood education.  The Commercial Appeal

A request by Hamilton County’s school superintendent for an additional $34 million is met with reservations from some commissioners. Times Free Press

Tullahoma’s school board moves toward an employee pay raise to keep the district competitive. Tullahoma News

HANDLING HARD HISTORY  A Rutherford County father says his 11-year-old daughter was removed from class and sent to the principal’s office after calling on her classmates to stop making the Nazi salute as part of a living history project. BuzzFeed News, Daily News Journal, HuffPost

TEACHER PAY  Metro Nashville teachers and supporters plan to rally tomorrow during a “Day of Action” to fight for pay raises. WSMV

CALL TO ACTION  In one of his first public appearances since his contract was bought out, former Nashville schools Director Shawn Joseph tells business and community leaders that they must demand “equity and excellence” for all students. The Tennessean

COLLEGE CREDIT  Of the six programs meant to provide Nashville public school students a leg up in college, a new report says only three guarantee college credits. The Tennessean

SOCIAL EMOTIONAL SUPPORT  A partnership with a community health center enhances mental health services for hundreds of Franklin schoolchildren. Williamson Herald

CULTURAL COMPTENCY  Williamson County parents participate on a council to discuss cultural competency in the district’s classrooms and culture. Williamson Herald

CONSTRUCTION TEMPLATE  Maryville’s school board explores options for the type of school buildings the district will need over the next decade. The Daily Times

CHARTER CHALLENGES  A new national divide over charter schools emerges among Democrats, with support plummeting among the party’s white members. Chalkbeat

PRESCHOOL RIPPLES  New research shows that the long-term benefits of quality preschool programs extend to the siblings and eventual offspring of participating students. Chalkbeat

Extra Credit: Green Prix

Mikhy Sullivan, a student at Hamilton County’s Orchard Knob Elementary School, prepares to race in the 2019 Chattanooga Green Prix last weekend. The electric go-cart competition featured student teams from across the Southeast who designed and built the cars they raced.  (Photo by Doug Strickland/Times Free Press)

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