Rise & Shine: Shelby County Schools subject of federal civil rights probe over migrant students

UNDER INVESTIGATION Shelby County Schools is being investigated for discrimination of migrant students, according to the U.S. Department of Education. Chalkbeat, The Associated PressWHBQ-TV

ESSA TALK Tennessee looks at how to evaluate districts and schools under ESSA beyond test scores. Chalkbeat

SECOND CHANCES Tennessee is covering ACT retakes for low-income students, but will it boost college access? Chalkbeat

CHALK TALK Meet the former teacher who helps steer Tennessee’s education policyChalkbeat 

REPURPOSED Carver High School remains closed, but its building would avoid sitting empty this fall under a proposal to let two alternative programs use the space in South Memphis. Chalkbeat, The Commercial Appeal

RESTART PROGRAM Teens learn skills and fight blight through city’s Operation Restart program. The Commercial AppealWREG-TV

STUDENT DIVERSITY A new proposed site for Hillwood High School has one Metro Nashville Public Schools board member excited about its prospects, but the enthusiasm might be tempered by the results of a new diversity study that could threaten the hopes of those supporting a move. The Tennessean

RESIGNATION LETTER Outgoing Knox County Schools Director of Public Affairs Melissa Tindell says she was encouraged to leave her job due to her ties to former Superintendent Jim McIntyre. Knoxville News Sentinel

PARENT ADVOCACY In their third appearance before the Alcoa Board of Education in three months, a group of parents, who have accused the school district of discrimination and other problems, began to see a little progress Tuesday night. The Daily Times

COP CAMP The Nashville Fraternal Order of Police’s Andrew Jackson Police Youth Camp is bringing children and officers together off the streets to meet in a safe environment. WSMV-TV

NEW TECHNOLOGY When classes begin this fall, students in Marion County’s Exceptional Education Department will begin toting laptop computers to help them learn. Chattanooga Times Free Press

EXPERIMENTING Middle Tennessee science teachers were hard at worklearning new attention-grabbing experiments during an American Society for Metals Materials Camp. Columbia Daily Herald

BACK TO SCHOOL Nearly 500 low-income students receive back-to-school boxes in Johnson City. Johnson City Press