CHARTER REPORT The national charter group Shelby County Schools is considering to hire through a grant has already evaluated the district on its charter sector management — and the results paint a picture of a district with deficient oversight. Chalkbeat

READING COACHES The next step in Tennessee’s ambitious literacy plan is a statewide game of telephone to get teachers fluent in strategies that research says will help their students read better. Chalkbeat, The Tennessean, Knoxville News Sentinel

GETTING TO COLLEGE Gov. Bill Hallam’s office announces 30 districts across Tennessee will get a college counselor through a $2.5 million initiative called Advise TN. Chalkbeat

NATIONAL DRAW The Memphis conversation about how to help students succeed gets a boost as hundreds of people invested in that question descended on the city to learn how to work together better. Chalkbeat

RELIGION EDUCATION Seventh-grade students in Tennessee would no longer spend as much time learning about the history of Islam by 2019 under a proposed draft revision being developed by state educators. Kingsport Times-NewsThe Associated Press, Nashville Public Radio

STUDENT MEMORIAL Today, Cummings Elementary School will host a celebration of life event for students who were killed in a fire earlier this month in Memphis. WHBQ-TV

SCIENCE EDUCATION The Tennessee Tech STEM bus makes a stop in Murfreesboro to battle misconceptions about science programs. The Daily News Journal

NEW DIGS The community gets a look at the new facility that houses Early College High School in Jackson. The Jackson Sun