Rise & Shine: Shuttered school planetarium represents ‘missed opportunity’ for Memphis students

IN THE DARK  Here’s why a Memphis high school hasn’t been able to use its planetarium to teach students about today’s solar eclipse. Chalkbeat

ECLIPSING WORK  Some school districts opt to close for the solar event because teachers and staff don’t plan to come to work. WKRN, WSMV, WSMV

EDUCATOR ACTIVIST  Meet the Memphis educator leading the charge to take down her city’s Confederate monuments. Chalkbeat

DEFENDING DACA  Young undocumented immigrants, including many students, march in Memphis, Nashville and Chattanooga over the weekend to urge continued protections under the federal DACA program. WREG, WTVF, The Commercial Appeal, Times Free Press

TEACHER SHORTAGE  Two weeks into the school year, Metro Nashville Public Schools offers signing bonuses of up to $6,000 to help fill more than 100 teacher vacancies. Nashville Public Radio

The teacher shortage also means that hundreds of Nashville students will have to take online courses this year. WTVF

SILENT ‘EPIDEMIC’  Two prosecutors say the failure of principals, counselors and teachers to report suspected child abuse to proper authorities is widespread. The Tennessean

ADULT ED  Goodwill’s Memphis high school program for adults is in financial trouble. The Commercial Appeal

PROJECT-BASED LEARNING  Maury County Schools Superintendent Chris Marczak talks about the district’s shift to project-based learning. The Daily Herald