Rise & Shine: One Memphis school will close, one will stay open as Hopson alters plan in response to neighborhood needs

REVERSAL Superintendent Dorsey Hopson announces that Dunbar Elementary will not be closed, in part due to an outpouring of community activism. Carnes Elementary will still be closed as planned. Chalkbeat, The Commercial Appeal

SECOND CHANCE A month after Achievement School District leaders announced the district’s first school closure, they’ve decided that Humes Preparatory Academy, another charter school losing its operator, will avoid closure with Frayser Community Schools at the helm. Chalkbeat

OPEN DOORS As President Donald Trump seeks to keep some immigrant and refugee students out of the country, Metro Nashville district leaders, principals, teachers, and parents strive to make all immigrant and refugee students feel welcome. Chalkbeat

Metro Nashville Public Schools’ director issues a letter of support Monday night for the district’s numerous immigrant and refugee families. The Tennessean

DIVIDED ON DEVOS Betsy DeVos cleared the first major hurdle to becoming the country’s top education official, earning enough votes to clear the Senate’s education committee. But it’s still not completely clear whether the full chamber will vote to approve her. Chalkbeat

CAREER READY The Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce joins with business leaders, educators, and industry representatives to launch a workforce development campaign, called “Your Skills, Your Future.” Cleveland Daily Banner

SHARING KNOWLEDGE Sharon Griffin, Shelby County School’s chief of schools, travels to Detroit to give lessons in school turnaround. The Detroit Free Press

ACT State Rep. Sheila Butt files a bill that would allow school districts to administer ACT assessments instead of state tests. The Tennessean 

SAFETY Superintendent Hopson expresses concern about violent crime in Memphis after a spike in January in which there were five homicides in one weekend. Memphis Daily News

MOVES The leader of the Greater Memphis Alliance for a Competitive Workforce is leaving to lead a public school district in Arkansas. Memphis Daily News

REZONE Equity concerns continue to surface in a Knox County middle school rezoning discussion. Knoxville News Sentinel