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Rise & Shine: It’s past the halfway point at the Tennessee legislature. Here are the proposals that still have a chance to change the state’s schools.

HOMESTRETCH After nearly three months of meetings, less than half of the more than 150 separate proposals originally filed with the Tennessee General Assembly are still standing. Here are where the education bills stand. Chalkbeat

ON THE AIR Two Tennessee teachers are getting some radio air time this month through ads running statewide to talk up TNReady, the state’s new standardized test that students in grades 3-11 are starting to take. Chalkbeat

SCS FUNDING The commission gets an early look at the capital spending ask from Shelby County Schools. Memphis Daily News

FUNDING TALKS The Hamilton County school board is likely to approve a budget for this upcoming year asking for $33.5 million in additional revenue. Chattanooga Times Free Press

COMING TO CLEVELAND Bradley County officials are moving ahead with plans to reuse an old factory for an education, job training and retail site which some say is unlike anything in Tennessee. Chattanooga Times Free Press

BEP FUNDING Tennessee’s public school teachers soon may get $200 each in discretionary money per year to spend on their individual classrooms, up from the $100 they now receive. Kingsport Times-News

CHOP CHOP Chattanooga high school students compete in a culinary championship. Chattanooga Times Free Press 

HEALTHY EXPERIENCE Students at a Jackson middle school get a chance to get some hands-on experience, learning about healthy eating and exercise with local businesses. The Jackson Sun

OPINION Tennessee legislators fail again by defeating a bill that would have allowed students whose parents brought them to the country illegally to receive in-state tuition at public colleges and universities. Chattanooga Times Free Press

COLUMN The women’s athletic director emeritus at the University of Tennessee writes why high-quality PE is right for Tennessee kids. Knoxville News Sentinel

The next time you drop your child off at preschool, or spot a gaggle of four-year-olds on a playground, you should think about national security, writes a retired U.S. Navy admiral. The Commercial Appeal

ANOTHER ASD An effort from a Nevada senator to eliminate the Achievement School District is being amended, with input from the Nevada Department of Education and the Clark County School District. Las Vegas Review-Journal