Rise & Shine: Frayser Community Schools applies to run ASD school following Gestalt’s exit

ASD RESTRUCTURE Three months after one charter network announced plans to leave the state’s Achievement School District, another formally applies to step in at one of the two schools affected. Chalkbeat

MOVIN’ ON UP Sharon Griffin, who has gained national praise for leading school turnaround work in Memphis, is named chief of schools for Tennessee’s largest public school district. ChalkbeatThe Commercial Appeal, Memphis Daily News

ESSA TALK Before finalizing a copy of the state’s education plan, Tennessee Education Commissioner Candice McQueen continues to hold community meetings throughout the state. Chattanooga Times Free Press

POLICE FORCE Because of a grant from the Department of Justice, Memphis police officers will return to securing students safety around schools, according to a Shelby County commissioner. WHBQ-TV

VOUCHERS What’s among the hottest topics expected to arise during Tennessee’s legislative session? Education vouchers. Memphis Daily News

NATIONAL HONOR Forbes honors two Memphis education reformers in its 30 under 30 list. The Commercial Appeal

BIG GIFTS Unum’s Strong Schools Grants program gives $50,000 to 38 Hamilton County schools. Chattanooga Times Free Press

NEW EYES Cameras recently installed on Blount County school buses already have provided video evidence in about four incidents. The Daily Times

LEADER WANTED The Clarksville-Montgomery County school board begins its search for a new superintendent. Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

MENTAL HEALTH Maury County Public Schools’ counselors, special education instructors and nurses gather for a special summit on identifying and helping students with mental health issues. Columbia Daily Herald

SNOW STORMS? East Tennessee school systems are on the lookout for bad winter weather. WATE-TV, WBRC-TV

FIRST PERSON What a Colorado administrator has learned about successful schools after winning two National Blue Ribbon awards. Chalkbeat

NEVADA ASD Democratic state lawmakers have requested a bill draft to repeal the controversial Achievement School District legislation passed by Republicans in 2015. Las Vegas Review-Journal,  Nevada Public Radio