Rise & Shine: Most Tennessee districts are showing academic growth, but districts with the farthest to go improved the least

TVASS TIME It’s not just Memphis: Across Tennessee, districts with many struggling schools posted lower-than-expected growth scores on this year’s state exams, according to the latest data. Chalkbeat

Here’s a roundup of other TVAAS coverage from around the state. ChalkbeatChattanooga Times Free Press, The Commercial Appeal, The Tennessean, Columbia Daily Herald

LAWSUIT A fourth lawsuit has been filed against Nashville public schools alleging school officials failed to properly respond to student-on-student sexual misconduct. The Tennessean

CHEATHAM COUNTY An appeal filed last month in a state court overturned a decision to terminate a tenured teacher’s employment, which was previously backed by a circuit court judge. The Tennessean

NEW LEADER Hamilton County school board talks about rezoning and the superintendent evaluation for its new leader. Times Free Press

OPIOID CRISIS The Knox County school board accepts a $21,000 grant to put naloxone kits in schools, which are also known as a “rescue shots” because of their ability to bring someone back from an overdose involving opioids. WATE

BUS SHORTAGE The Wilson County school board meets with dozens of families fed up with the district’s bus driver shortage. WTVF

After losing 19 bus drivers last year and struggling to keep all 72 positions filled this fall, the Jefferson County Schools transportation director is looking for help. The Standard Banner

CONSTRUCTION COSTS One Hamilton County school board member wants to see new schools built, but he says the early estimates for costs are out of control. WDEF

HEALTHY KIDS In Kingsport, one group takes aim at child obesity. Kingsport Times-News

GROWTH OPTIONS Maryville City Schools will be gathering public comment over the next six weeks on options to deal with expected elementary school enrollment increases over the next five years. The Daily Times

ESSA PLANS Here are the takeaways from the first batch of approved state plans for the Every Student Succeeds Act, including Tennessee’s. Education Week