Rise & Shine: Tennessee’s Achievement School District would return to its original purpose under a bill that its leaders support

ASD RESET Tennessee’s state-run turnaround district could soon get its wings clipped — and its leaders are among those calling for the changes. Chalkbeat

RING RING After receiving numerous prompts urging Tennesseans to contact their U.S. senators about Betsy DeVos, many constituents want to know just how many got through before Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker voted to confirm the Michigan billionaire as the nation’s new education chief. Chalkbeat

MOVERS AND SHAKERS A key player at the Tennessee Department of Education will soon oversee policy for Gov. Bill Haslam. Chalkbeat

MEMPHIS VOUCHERS? Public educators opposing government vouchers for students to attend private school heard Republican lawmakers express support for a proposal for Memphis children. The Daily News JournalChalkbeat

CHATTANOOGA SPLIT Red Bank is joining Signal Mountain and investigating the feasibility of breaking away from the Hamilton County Schools system. Chattanooga Times Free Press

BUS SAFETY Tennessee superintendents head to Nashville expecting to discuss bus safety. WTVC-TV

TENNESSEE PROMISE The number of Maury County students who applied for the Tennessee Promise scholarship surpassed the managing organization’s projected enrollment numbers for the region. Columbia Daily Herald

SICK DAY Joining school districts in East Tennessee, schools all across the Midsouth cancel classes due to sickness. WTVF-TV, The Commerical Appeal

100 CHANGES A transition team has provided the leader of Nashville Metro Public Schools with more than 100 recommendations to improve student achievement in the district. The Associated PressThe Tennessean