The top Republicans in the Tennessee House and Senate have filed a bill that would take away state funding from schools who choose to continue virtual instruction. The measures are meant to push school districts to go back to in-person learning — an issue that has had the support from Gov. Bill Lee and other […]
Gov. Bill Lee officially kicked off a special legislative session Tuesday that will focus on education issues. Lee has asked the legislature to discuss three proposals this week — on literacy, accountability and learning loss.
A Republican lawmaker wants the legislature to cast a vote of “no confidence” on Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn. Paris Rep. Bruce Griffey, who is partly known for sponsoring unsuccessful anti-immigration measures, is the sponsor of the resolution (HR3).
Nashville students won’t be returning to school buildings after Martin Luther King Day next week. The district began the spring semester with students in all grades attending classes online.
Jameel Spann was a junior year at Fisk University when he got arrested. Facing a 15-year prison sentence, he didn’t know if he’d ever graduate.
This week, the state is launching a program meant to improve the literacy of Tennessee’s school students. Reading 360 is a $100 million initiative from the state Department of Education.
As school resumes this week, more districts will be all-virtual learning again. That’s the case for Sumner, Williamson and Wilson counties, and the Lebanon Special School district, as of Monday morning.
Tennessee public health officials have decided to move educators and anyone else who works in schools and daycares higher up in the state’s vaccine distribution plan, possibly getting them vaccinated in early February.
The state expects proficiency in math and English test scores to drop by more than half.
Tennessee’s Department of Education says it is not issuing new guidance to schools, despite Gov. Bill Lee’s newest pleas to mask up and let employees work from home. This comes as school districts are debating how they’ll return from winter break. Rutherford County administrators won’t decide until early January whether the district adopts a hybrid model. […]