HEY, WE HEARD YOU  Our readers asked a lot of questions about TNReady. Here’s what we’ve found out. Chalkbeat

SUBSTITUTE TEACHER  State officials say last year’s long-term substitute at a Memphis high school was properly licensed, although none of the substitute’s students passed the state’s end-of-year test. The Commercial Appeal

PROJECT RENAISSANCE  Two years after launching, the education group founded by former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean scales back and changes its focus. The Tennessean

DRUG REHAB  A legislative proposal would create recovery high schools for students who want to continue their education after entering drug rehabilitation. WBIR

STUDENT MENTORING  Hamilton County seeks mentors for students at one of its lowest-performing middle schools. Times Free Press

ELL AWARENESS  A community forum in Chattanooga highlights opportunities for English Language Learners. Times Free Press

MERGERS AND MONEY  Would it save money to merge the Franklin city and Williamson County school districts? The Tennessean

DRIVER SHORTAGE  Wilson County identifies 30 potential new school bus drivers after announcing a pay raise. The Tennessean

EMERGENCY PREP  Greeneville’s school board is changing its drills for armed intruders, fire safety and external defibrillators. The Greeneville Sun 

IF I HAD A HAMMER  Elementary school students in the Tri-Cities learn about math by building a small house. Kingsport Times-News

LUNCH BUDDIES  A Dyer County mentoring program matches adult volunteers with elementary school students. State Gazette