Rise & Shine: Three things we learned about the state of school segregation in Memphis

TAKEAWAYS Memphis is as segregated as it is today because of a series of historical twists and turns, as well as recent decisions that deepened the racial divide, says a panel of experts. Chalkbeat

DACA A delegation of Tennessee civil rights leaders called for the state’s two Republican senators to immediately support a plan in Congress that will extend protections for undocumented young people. The Tennessean

NEW REPORT A report detailing possible loopholes that could lead to financial issues in Shelby County Schools is driving an overhaul of the district’s procurement processes. The Commercial Appeal

CORPORAL PUNISHMENT An artist travels to Nashville’s Legislative Plaza with a giant painting of Jesus to protest Tennessee’s corporal punishment law in public schools. The Tennessean

STORYTELLERS The leader of a Memphis parent advocacy group talks about her experiences as a parent during the USA Today event called “I am an American.” The Commerical Appeal 

ARCHITECTURE Find out which school Architectural Digest calls the most beautiful high school in Tennessee. Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle

TRUANCY A Memphis mother says she is facing four truancy violations after a miscommunication with her children’s school over residency. FOX13 Memphis

AWARD  A Columbia band director wins the California Casualty Award for Teaching Excellence. Columbia Daily Herald 

COLUMN Reporter Sam Stockard asks, “Is the state-run Achievement School District a problem or the solution?” Memphis Daily News