Hamilton County Schools Close for COVID; Standardized Test Scores Released

Hamilton County Schools Will Be Closed On Tuesday And Wednesday Of Next Week, In Response To “Upward Trend” In COVID-19 Cases, Announced Soon After The Interim Superintendent Revealed The District’s Standardized Test Scores.

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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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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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Governor Lee Says He Has No Plans To Allow Remote Learning in Tennessee

On Wednesday, August 25, Governor Bill Lee Said He Has No Plans For Tennessee To Shift Back To Remote Learning. Lee Said This Is “In Part Because We Saw Just How Devastating The Learning Loss Impact Was When We Went Remote.”

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Wilson County School Board Begs Community To “Find Civility”

The Special Meeting Was Called To Discuss COVID-19 Procedures And Protocols For The 2021-2022 School Year. (Members Of The Public Were Not Allowed To Speak.) With Lebanon Special School District Already Having To Close Due To COVID Cases And Staffing Issues, Many In Attendance Were Waiting To Hear If The Same Fate Awaited Wilson County Schools.

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House Speaker Threatens Legislation Against School Closures And Masks

House Speaker Cameron Sexton Announced That He Will Call For A Special Session Of The State Legislature If School Districts Close Their Doors Or Force Mask Wearing During The Latest Wave Of COVID-19. Sexton Says He Will Push Legislation That Would Pave The Way…

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No Hybrid Learning For Tennessee Schools Next Year

Tennessee Public Schools Will No Longer Have The Option Of Providing Both In-person And Remote Instruction As Of Next School Year. Students Who Want To Continue With Virtual Instruction Will Have To Enroll In A Specific Virtual School Instead Of A Regular Public School Option.

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Keeping Hamilton County School Students Fed During COVID shutdowns

When The Coronavirus Found Its Way To Tennessee & Hamilton County Schools Made The Choice To Shut Down On-campus Learning, One Of The First Concerns For Many People Was ‘How Are The Children Going To Eat?’

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COVID-19 And Hamilton County Schools: One Year Later

A Lot Can Happen In A Year. As Of Yesterday, March 16th, It Was One Year Exactly Since Hamilton County Schools Closed Its Doors And Transitioned To Remote Learning For What They Originally Thought Would Only Be Two Weeks Due To The Appearance Of COVID-19 In Tennessee.

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