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Rise & Shine: 3 out of 4 Americans support giving teachers a raise, the highest in a decade

TEACHER PAY Striking teachers have been successful at drumming up support for a raise, a new national poll suggests. Chalkbeat

CLIMBING UPWARD A Memphis rock climbing gym is boosting its after-school programming for students. Fox13 Memphis

CONFUSING VOTE The Jackson-Madison school board is walking back an earlier decision to evaluate more sites for a new school – and instead is falling in line with the county commission. The Jackson Sun

MOVING ON Although Metro Nashville Public Schools showed improvement on this year’s TNReady tests, surpassing the state average in math and literacy, officials say they must put in place plans to continue that upward trajectory. The Tennessean

STUDENT SAFETY As an additional safety measure, Williamson County Schools has implemented a technology program Gaggle, which tracks and identifies red flags that indicate threats or harm to students. The Tennessean

OUT OF WATER Tennessee Aquarium to host students for special “Sleep in the Deep” event. Times Free Press

OVER BUDGET Williamson County Schools’ purchase of Chromebooks and security cameras to halt after budget cut. The Tennessean 

$$$ Alcoa City Schools receives $100,000 for advanced manufacturing during a record-breaking gala. The Daily Times

FROM NEWARK Merit pay was the heart of a ‘revolutionary’ teachers contract. Now the Cory Booker-era policy is disappearing. Chalkbeat

NATIONAL VIEW Labor Dept rules IEP meetings a valid reason for family and medical leave. Education Drive

XQ NEWS Powderhouse Studios was supposed to open this fall after winning a $10 million startup grant from XQ Institute. But after nearly seven years of planning, school committee members unanimously rejected the high school. The Hechinger Report 

OPINION “While I can reminisce and enjoy the excitement of a new school year as a grandparent, as governor, I am committed to fully supporting our teachers and fully challenging the status quo,” says Tennessee leader Bill Lee in an opinion piece. Medium

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