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Rise & Shine: Nashville to shift how it uses federal funds for low-income students

REFOCUSING  A new plan could increase funding at some Nashville schools — and make cuts at 49 others. The Tennessean, WTVF

HOW I TEACH  Kids learn better when they’re moving. Just ask this Memphis teacher and dance coach. Chalkbeat

STUDENT EXCHANGE  Nine Memphis-area high school students spend a week studying in the Czech Republic as part of the annual student exchange program of the Memphis in May International Festival. Memphis Daily News

FAMILY CENTER  To help students and their families, a Memphis charter school creates a family center complete with a washer and dryer, computers, printers, and a food bank. WREG

MURALS REMOVED  Murals in the gym of a Crossville elementary school are modified to remove rebel flags after the school district receives complaints. Knoxville News Sentinel, The Associated Press, Newsweek

BUS SAFETY  An East Tennessee lawmaker invites the State Department of Education to look closer  at safety procedures in Washington County following two school bus incidents. WJHL

SCHOOL SAFETY  U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander wants states to be able to use federal dollars to upgrade school safety procedures, hire school counselors, and develop mental health programs. The Jackson Sun

A comfort dog from Memphis was in Parkland, Florida, last week working with the survivors of a deadly school shooting. WREG

Here’s what a safety drill looks like at one Rutherford County high school. WKRN

Students in Sumner County plan to join a national March 14 walkout to bring attention to gun violence. The Tennessean

A Marion County commissioner is interested in arming teachers. Times Free Press

Here’s a look at whether teachers with guns would have helped during these three Knoxville-area school shootings. Knoxville News Sentinel

Here’s what Knox County Superintendent Bob Thomas says about arming school employees. Knoxville News Sentinel

Law enforcement and emergency response agencies will conduct active shooter training drills this week at all Unicoi County schools. Johnson City Press

SUICIDE PREVENTION  How Tennessee school districts deal with student episodes of psychological emergencies varies widely. The Tennessean

HEALTHFUL EATING  Maury County students get a taste of healthy, easy-to-make snacks and recipes from the district’s health coordinator and a grant from East Tennessee University. Columbia Daily Herald

DEBIT CARD  A Tennessee bank partners with Maryville City Schools to offer a new premium debit card to benefit the school system. Citizen Tribune, The Daily Times

GETTING TO KNOW YOU  For Houston educators and Great American Teach-Off finalists Terrance O’Neil and Tim Livingston, math is all about context. Find out how they attempt to make equations accessible to all of their students in this interview. Chalkbeat

EXTRA CREDIT

Students at Lester Prep in Memphis celebrate Read Across America Day on Friday with Chalkbeat reporter Laura Faith Kebede after reading “Be a King” together.