Rise & Shine: Smaller cohort of charter schools to open in Memphis in 2018

CHARTER GROWTH  Only three of 14 applicants will open new charter schools in Memphis in 2018 under a vote from Shelby County’s school board. Chalkbeat

HISPANIC ENROLLMENT  Hispanic student enrollment appears to have dropped slightly in Shelby County due to fears over immigration-related arrests in Memphis. The Commercial Appeal

ADVANCED PLACEMENT  More Tennessee students than ever are taking AP tests, and they’re getting more college credit than ever, too. Nashville Public Radio, The Chattanoogan

Williamson County Schools had the most students take AP exams this year, according to state and district data. The Tennessean 

STUDENT INFORMATION  Tennessee puts the state’s two largest school districts on notice that they must provide student contact information to the Achievement School District and charter operators — or risk losing state funding. The Tennessean, WREG, WMC, Chalkbeat

TWEAKING TUTORING  Williamson County’s school board approves policies that clarify who can receive compensation for private tutoring and who can rent school facilities. The Tennessean

SCHOOL CONSOLIDATION  Greene County holds its third community meeting to discuss proposals that would dramatically change schools, including significant consolidations and numerous school closures. The Greeneville Sun

STUDENT LIAISONS  Centerville’s school board taps three high school seniors to represent their peers on the board. Dayton Daily News

OLD SCHOOL, NEW USE  Madison County commissioners vote to convert an old elementary school into a recreational community center. The Jackson Sun

PERFECT PITCH  Four seniors from Jackson-Madison County will sing with the All-National Honor Choir. The Jackson Sun