Rise & Shine: Vote approaches on closing two Memphis schools, while cost of Hopson’s plan grows

ZEROING IN Memphis school leaders are moving forward with the first phase of Superintendent Dorsey Hopson’s plan to reshape the district by closing, building and consolidating schools. Chalkbeat, The Commercial Appeal

VOUCHER ROUNDUP Whether you’ve followed Tennessee’s voucher debate in years past, or are just tuning in, here’s our list of stories to get informed for this year’s showdown. Chalkbeat

A WELCOMED REPRIEVE? President Trump appears to backing off repealing protections for undocumented youth. But anxiety is still running high. Chalkbeat

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

ON THE MOVE The Board of Education for Metro Nashville Public Schools will decide today whether or not to move a high school to a new location with popular support. But it’s complicated. The Tennessean, Nashville Public Radio

POLICE IN SCHOOLS The police officer who spearheaded the investigation that led to the arrests of elementary school students will be suspended and placed on probation, according to documents from the Murfreesboro Police Department. The Daily News Journal

LEADERSHIP Hamilton County Schools is working to revamp the way it develops and selects new principals, officials believing that hiring and retaining outstanding school leaders can go far toward moving the district forward. Chattanooga Times Free Press

LESS IS MORE A federal subsidy is restored, allowing Blount County and Maryville City Schools to pay less for more Internet in its buildings. The Daily Times

ON A BUDGET Washington County Commission puts a cap on the amount the school system can spend on new building and renovation projects. Johnson City Press