Home-Schooling More Than Doubled In 2020, Higher In Some Regions

Faced With Ongoing State Lockdowns And Changing School Restrictions Last Year, Frustrated Parents Increasingly Pulled Their Children Out Of Public Schools Nationwide And Found Other Educational Options For Their Children, One Of Which Was Home-Schooling.

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Financial Woes Surpass Coronavirus As Top Concern Of Americans

Some 44 Percent Of Americans Say They Cannot Afford Another Year Like 2020, According To A Recent Survey By WalletHub, As The Country Enters A Second Year Of Dealing With The Coronavirus Pandemic.

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Blue States Scramble To Loosen Restrictions After Red States’ Success

State Re-openings Around The Country Appear To Be Pressuring States – Particularly Northern States With Democratic Governors, To Soften Their Stances On Mitigations. Now, With Vaccines Promised To The Nation By May 1, Governors Who Had Dug In Are Relenting On Mitigations. Some More Slowly Than Others.

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Governor Lee Presents Nearly $42B Budget In State Of The State Address

Touting His Administration’s Commitment To Personal Freedoms And Local Control Throughout The Pandemic, Lee Proposed A $41.8 Billion Budget Monday Night In His State Of The State Address.

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Drop In Unemployment Masked By Bigger Issues

The Slight Decrease In Unemployment Rate During January Was Offset By How Few New Jobs Were Created Due To The Prospect Of What An Increased Minimum Wage Would Do To The Country’s Fragile Economy.

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National Mental Health Crisis Emerges Among Youth During Pandemic Lockdowns

Children And Young Adults Are Experiencing Increased Mental Health Issues, And Suicide Also Is On The Rise Within The Age Group At Least In Part Because Of Ongoing State Shutdowns, According To Several Reports.

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Landmarks In 24 states Light Up For National School Choice Week

National School Choice Events Being Held All This Week, With Resources Available For Parents And Iconic Landmarks And Public Buildings Lighting Up In Red And Yellow.

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Governor Lee Discourages In-Person Worship, Echoed By Nashville and Montgomery County Mayors

Governor Bill Lee and other Tennessee leaders have called for churches to eliminate gatherings in favor of virtual church services.

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