BETSY DEVOS Tennesseans have flooded the offices of Sens. Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker with phone calls and emails about Betsy DeVos. So how many calls have the senators received? They won’t say. The Commercial Appeal

Your Daily DeVos includes Michigan Sen. Debbie Stabenow saying there might be another Republican preparing to vote no, the implications of the possibility of Vice President Mike Pence casting a tie-breaking vote and Sen. Kamala Harris citing Chalkbeat’s reporting discussing her opposition to Betsy DeVos. Chalkbeat

CHARTER FUNDING A bill backed by the Tennessee Department of Education would allow local districts to charge an authorizer fee for charter schools and set aside state money for charter school facilities. The Tennessean

SICK DAY Knox Schools joins long list of East Tennessee districts closed for illness. Knoxville News Sentinel, Chattanooga Times Free Press

POVERTY IN SCHOOLS New definition means fewer Tennessee students are considered economically disadvantaged. Chattanooga Times Free Press

BUS CRASH For the remainder of this school year, law enforcement officers will be randomly following and riding Hamilton County school buses. Chattanooga Times Free Press, The Associated Press

GIVING BACK The ninth annual Governor’s Volunteer Stars Awards ceremony will be held Sunday. Read about one of the young honorees. The Jackson Sun

ENJOYING TO READ A Maryville middle school harnesses the power of superheroes to encourage students to read. The Daily Times

BUILD Rutherford County is one step closer to a new high school after county officials approve $57 million for the project. The Daily News Journal