DIGGING IN  Elected school officials in Memphis and Nashville go on the record against an order from Education Commissioner Candice McQueen over student information sharing. Chalkbeat

TURNAROUND TROUBLES  Commissioner McQueen hints that high school scores for the Achievement School District won’t change significantly when Tennessee releases its district-level scores today. Chalkbeat

IMMIGRANT STUDENTS  A resolution supporting students regardless of their immigration status is approved by Shelby County’s school board. The Commercial Appeal, Chalkbeat

LANDFILL LOCATION  A plan to expand a construction landfill near a Memphis elementary schools draws resistance in advance of its Sept. 7 meeting with the Land Use Control Board. Memphis Daily News

EARLY EDUCATION  Nashville slows down its march to universal pre-K as Mayor Megan Barry outlines a plan emphasizing best practices. The Tennessean, Nashville Public Radio

LAWSUIT  A diabetic student sues Collierville Schools after her transfer was rescinded shortly after she acquired a service dog and requested an Individualized Education Program. The Commercial Appeal

FUNDING UPGRADES  Hamilton County Mayor Jim Copping proposes raising property taxes for the first time in a decade to pay for upgrades to schools, sewers and jails. Times Free Press

DEBT PLAN  Brentwood becomes the fourth Williamson County city to approve sharing proceeds from a proposed sales tax increase to help pay the county’s school debt. The Tennessean

DISCIPLINE  A $60,000 federal grant will help Jackson-Madison County Schools pilot a program to address chronic behavior issues. The Jackson Sun

IB PROGRAM  Johnson City school administrators recommend phasing out Science Hill High School’s International Baccalaureate diploma program. WJHL

YOUTH SUMMIT  The recent president of the National Association of School Psychologists will talk about suicide prevention on Friday at the 12th annual Health Choices for Youth summit in Chattanooga. The Chattanoogan

SCHOOL SAFETY  Sullivan County looks at safety measures as it plans for new schools. Kingsport Times-News

OPINION: LIBRARIANS MATTER  In a climate of fake news, the role of librarians is more important than ever because they are critical to encouraging literate, curious and discerning consumers of news and information. The Tennessean