Remote Learning A ‘Primary Driver’ Of Widening Achievement Gaps

A New Working Paper Analyzed Testing Data From 2.1 Million Students In 49 States Plus D.C. And Found That “Remote Instruction Was A Primary Driver Of Widening Achievement Gaps.”

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New TN Bill Would Provide 10 Day Virtual Learning Option For Schools

Two Republican Lawmakers Have Filed A New Bill That Would Potentially Allow Schools To Choose Virtual Or Remote Learning In The Case Of Severe Weather Or Outbreaks Of Serious Illness. They Are Aiming To Return Those Powers To Local Districts Instead Of Leaving Them In The Hands Of The State.

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TN Education Commissioner Permits At Least 7 School Districts To Go Virtual

The Tennessee Department Of Education, Led By Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn, Has Given Permission To At Least Seven School Districts To Shift To Virtual Learning For Up To Five Days In Response To Issues Related To Covid-19.

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Hamilton County School Board Approves Teacher Stipends In Response To Staffing Shortages

As The Hamilton County School District Reports Rising Numbers Of Covid Cases In Schools, The School Board Is Attempting To Compensate Teachers For Extra Duties Incurred As A Result Of Staffing Shortages.

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As Holiday Break Ends, Some Schools Choosing To Return To Fully Remote Learning

With The Holiday Break Coming To An End Today, A Number Of School Districts Across The Country Are Deciding To Go Fully Remote To Start The New Year. These Decisions Come Despite Mounting Evidence That Pandemic Lockdowns And Other Restrictions Have Taken A Significant Mental And Emotional Toll On Children.

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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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