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Rise & Shine: $30 million grant will grow Tennessee’s summer reading program tenfold

BIG LEAGUE A $30 million grant from the Tennessee Department of Human Services means that the State Department of Education can considerably ramp up the number of its summer reading camps. Chalkbeat

TEACHER TOWN The leader of newly rebranded Memphis Education Fund hires two associates from Indianapolis, where he worked prior to his move to Memphis. Chalkbeat

MOVING Nashville’s Hillwood High School is moving to Bellevue, the culmination of a debate centered on the cost, student diversity, and community support. The Tennessean

FUNDING CH-CH-CHANGES Shelby County Schools considers revamping the way it distributes money across the district, aiming to address issues of inequity and provide principals more autonomy. The Commercial Appeal

DAILY DEVOS Between now and when the U.S. Congress votes on Betsy DeVos appointment as education secretary, we’ve got you covered with up-to-date news. Chalkbeat

VOLKSWAGEN Chattanooga students will learn hands-on engineering skills in a new “Volkswagen eLabs” program, the product of  a $1 million partnership between the automaker and the state. Chattanooga Times Free Press

BLACK HISTORY Opinion: Schools should teach students about local black history and heroes, like Dr. Henry Morgan-Green, the founder of the National Hospital Association. Knoxville News Sentinel

SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH Opinion: The hiring of a new school superintendent in Knox County likely will be the most important decision the local school board will make, and it must select wisely. Knoxville News Sentinel

SCHOOL CLOSURES Kansas City offers a lesson in transforming closed schools. Chicago Reporter