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Lawmakers pass major legislation during special session on education to address pandemic-related student learning losses

Tennessee 28th District Capitol Hill Week in Review


February 4, 2021

The General Assembly passed major legislation during the week of January 18th to address unprecedented student learning losses as a result of COVID-19 related school closures and time spent away from the classroom. It was the 62nd Extraordinary Session in the history of the state.

Tennessee Learning Loss Remediation and Student Acceleration Act – Research data estimates a 50% decrease in proficiency rates in 3rd grade reading and a 65% decrease in proficiency rates in math due to the effects of COVID-19 on student learning. Senate Bill 7002 helps struggling students by providing after-s...

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