Rise & Shine: For third straight year, TNReady prompts Tennessee to adjust teacher evaluation formula

MORE TWEAKS The State Department of Education is asking for another change to teacher evaluations in response to last year’s test cancellation of TNReady. Chalkbeat

RAISE EXPLAINER Memphis teachers are slated to get a 3 percent pay raise next school year, but the details of their rollout remain under discussion. Chalkbeat

BUDGET PROPOSAL President Donald Trump’s first budget proposal adds $1.4 billion for school choice efforts, but those increases would come alongside deep cuts to the U.S. Department of Education. Chalkbeat

VOUCHER RESERVATIONS Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris expresses reservations about legislation allowing tax dollars to be used to send low-income students in struggling public schools to private schools. The Nashville Ledger

COLLEGE READINESS More students than ever are enrolling in college after graduating from Hamilton County Schools, according to new data. Chattanooga Times Free Press

CHATTANOOGA CHARTER The Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy charter school is publically celebrated for its swift academic success. Chattanooga Times Free Press

CAREER READINESS Cumberland County schools eye career preparation tracks for all students. Crossville Chronicle

LINGERING SICKNESS Unicoi County schools will close due to a heavy increase in absenteeism for students and staff caused by ongoing cases of flu and stomach virus. Johnson City Press

MUSIC APPRECIATION The Tennessee Music Education Association names aRutherford County Schools educator as its Outstanding Administrator of the Year. The Daily News Journal

NORTH CAROLINA ASD Eric Hall, CEO of Communities in Schools in North Carolina, will run the state’s Achievement School District, a new and controversial effort to improve student achievement at low-performing schools. The News & Observer