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Rise & Shine: High-profile ASD principal to shift roles

LEADERSHIP TURNOVER  The Memphis leader of the highest-performing school in Tennessee’s turnaround district is heading to a new position. Chalkbeat

MENTORING MALES  Shelby County Schools Superintendent Joris Ray will create an equity office and mentoring program aimed mostly at help the district’s struggling African-American male students. Chalkbeat

MAYORAL PLATFORM  If elected mayor of Memphis, Shelby County Commissioner Tami Sawyer wants the city to get back into the business of contributing to public education with a special fund that awards money through a competitive process. The Commercial Appeal

ROMEO & JULIET  The classic play will be performed in more than 20 Memphis-area high schools through a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to the Tennessee Shakespeare Company. Daily Memphian

TEACHER PAY  Knox County teachers could see a raise of 4% instead of 3.5% – if the school board approves the budget change. Knoxville News Sentinel

PASSING  Another member of the “Clinton 12” — who stepped through the schoolhouse door to help crack segregation in East Tennessee and across the South — has died. Knoxville News Sentinel

SCHOOL FUNDING  Dozens of community members, business leaders, and educators voice support for Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger’s proposed tax hike for public education. Times Free Press

Needing $1.5 million for capital projects, the director of Clarksville-Montgomery County Schools asks if part of the funding stream for a proposed downtown multipurpose events center could instead be diverted to schools. The Leaf-Chronicle

SUPERINTENDENT CONTRACT  Wilson County’s school board approves a one-year contract extension for Director of Schools Donna Wright, taking her through mid-2021. The Tennessean

MEET AND GREET  Williamson County Schools has made improvements in upping teacher pay but is struggling to find qualified bus drivers, the district’s interim superintendent tells parents during a meet-and-greet session. Williamson Herald

INTERVENTION CONTRACT  In a turnaround from an announcement made earlier this year, Columbia’s King’s Daughters’ School will continue its contract with the state to provide early intervention services for at-risk youth in southern Middle Tennessee. Columbia Daily Herald

BUILDING RAPPORT  School resource officers in Sumner County use summertime camps and programs to bond with students in what they call the “right mixture of…learning and fun.” The Tennessean

PERSONALIZED LEARNING  Fueled in part by philanthropic dollars, a growing number of Chicago schools are using technology to customize what students learn each day. Chalkbeat

MENTAL HEALTH  How one Colorado high school saved lives with a 34-question survey. Chalkbeat

OPINION: FAILING SCHOOLS  Five reasons that school takeovers fail, including lessons from Tennessee’s Achievement School District. Forbes

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