UNPREPARED Parts 1-3 in a 4-part series on the struggle Shelby County Schools faces in preparing students for college. The Commercial Appeal

NEW ALLIANCE The Tennessee Department of Education will work with a national alliance of researchers to study the effects of its education policies and seek to eventually better practices within the classroom. The Tennessean

SOCIAL STUDIES STANDARDS Many parents and educators have chosen to single out sections of the proposal, especially what Tennessee history should be taught, how geography plays into the document and whether Islam will continue to be in the standards. The Tennessean

COMMENTARY Proposed changes in social studies standards reflect tense current politics around over-testing and Islam. The Commercial Appeal

OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM A Brownsville teacher showcases art in Memphis depicting biblical scenes. The Jackson Sun

ELECTION A closer look at Johnson City Board of Education hopefuls. Johnson City Press

REPURPOSE A closed middle school in Denmark is one step closer to becoming a regional training facility for first responders. The Jackson Sun

BEYOND HIGH SCHOOL Blount County students eligible for TN Promise scholarships still need nearly 100 mentors to help them navigate the transition from high school to college. The Daily Times

JOIN A CLUB Two Kingsport elementary schools introduce “club time,” which principals said will enhance all-around student development and self-confidence. Kingsport Times-News

S-P-E-L-L-I-N-G Students make it through marathon spelling bee in Rogersville. Kingsport Times-News