Pandemic Shutdowns Created ‘Lost Generation’ That Will Impact Careers, Mental Health

New National Research Shows That Parents Fear Students Who Lost Time In School During The Pandemic Shutdowns Could Experience Long-Term Effects On Their Learning And Career Opportunities.

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Coffee County Mom Pushes For Virtual Learners To Attend Homecoming Dance

A Middle Tennessee Mom Believes Her Freshman Daughter Is Being Treated Unfairly Because, As A Virtual Student, She Is Not Being Allowed To Attend Her High School’s Homecoming Dance.

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Hamilton County School Board Passes Updated Teacher Conduct Code

The Hamilton County School Board Approved A New Policy For Their Professional Code Of Conduct At Their Regularly Scheduled Meeting On Thursday Evening.

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Schwinn Approves 8 Waivers Allowing Some Tennessee Schools To Shift To Remote Learning Temporarily

Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn Has Granted Eight Of 14 Waiver Requests From Tennessee School Leaders Wanting To Switch Temporarily To Remote Learning Under A COVID Response Plan That Began This Week.

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Rutherford County Parents Furious Over Mishandling Of Covid In Schools

On August 10, 2021 The Rutherford County Board Of Education Reviewed And Approved A Procedure Intended To Prevent Students And Staff From Being Quarantined Who Were Covid Free Or Symptom Free. Despite This Clear Intent, The Director Of Schools For Rutherford County Schools (RCS) Unilaterally Changed This Procedure To remove Non-Symptomatic And Non-Covid Positive Students From Schools–With No Input, Consultation, Or Vote From The Board. The Legality Of RCS Moving Forward With These Procedures Is Questionable, But The Result Is Not.

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Remote Learning Options Return As Schools Close In Response To COVID

Several Schools Across Tennessee Have Begun Shutting Down Citing A “Strong Surge In COVID Cases And Quarantines Among Teachers And Staff” And They Have Been Alerted That Remote Learning Is An Option On A Conditional Basis.

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Tennessee’s COVID Policies Limited Damage To Economy

Lee’s Approach To Pandemic Mitigation Efforts Helped Limit The Impact On TN’s Economy Without Having A Negative Effect On The State’s COVID-19 Metrics, A New Report from The Beacon Center Of Tennessee Says.

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TennCon’s BIG 7 Weekend Digest!… August 13, 2021

1) Sexton Asks Lee For Special Session To Address School’s COVID Response
2) Lee’s Executive Order Opens Door For Construction Of Temporary Quarantine/Isolation Facilities In TN
3) State Expects Chattanooga Illegal Alien Shelter’s License To Be Suspended Into Fall
4) Legislators Seek Answers Regarding Billions In No-Bid Contracts
5) Concert Promoter Discriminates Against COVID-19 Survivors With Natural Immunity
6) Maryville Event Venue Closes Its Doors To Freedom Matters Tour
7) Hamilton County Curriculum Review Reveals Widespread CRT Ideologies

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Mayor Kelly To Order City Hall Meetings To Virtual / Hybrid Format

Today, August 13, Chattanooga Mayor Tim Kelly Is Slated To Issue An Executive Order That Will Require All Meetings Inside The Chattanooga City Hall To Return To A Virtual Format.

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