Rise & Shine: McQueen, Questar pledge to lawmakers that TNReady will work

TNREADY TESTIMONY  As state lawmakers grill Education Commissioner Candice McQueen about Tennessee’s testing problems, here are five things we learned. Chalkbeat

Questar’s president joins McQueen in vowing no more mistakes, while Gov. Bill Haslam downplays the significance of scoring errors on some TNReady tests. The Tennessean, Times Free Press, Nashville Public Radio

WATER COOLER  State lawmakers will hear testimony today about the issue of lead in school drinking water. WTVF

OPPORTUNITY GAP  A new report says Tennessee’s immigrant and minority children continue to fare poorly compared to white kids in measures of health, family income and education. The Commercial Appeal

WOMEN IN STEM  Female high school students from Memphis get to hear from local female leaders at the InventHer 2017 STEM conference. WMC

FOOD FOR THOUGHT  Parents are concerned about the quality of lunches provided by Shelby County Schools. Local Memphis

HEALTH SCREENERS  Health sciences students in Blount County assist with health screenings of the district’s younger students. The Daily Times 

REWARD SCHOOLS  Here’s a roundup of more reports on newly named state reward schools. The Tennessean, Covington Leader, WRCB