When Will School Closures End? Not Until We Empower Parents

What Are Parents To Do? They’ve Shown Up To School Board Meetings And Pleaded For Reopening. They’ve Demanded – Sometimes Successfully – That State Legislatures Limit School Districts’ Ability To Close Schools And Impose Mask Mandates. Yet The Education Establishment And Government Officials Repeatedly Ignore Parents’ Concerns And Sometimes Even Ignore The New State Laws Limiting Their Power. Parents Easily Can Be Ignored Because In Most Cases, They Have Little Say Over Their Child’s Education.

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Are Curriculum Companies With Marxist Ideologies The Right Choice For TN Schools?

The Tennessee State Board Of Education Approves All Standards For Use In Our Tennessee Public Schools. Local School Agencies Then Choose The Curriculum, Which Is How A Course Is Structured And What Is Going To Be Taught. Parents Trust That Their LEA Has Done The Due-Diligence To Assure That The Curriculum Is In Line With The Values Of Tennessee Families. I Have Serious Concerns About El Education Curriculum And Its Use In The Tennessee School System.

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Hamilton County Mayor Forms New COVID Advisory Group

As A Reaction To Reports Of Rising COVID Cases And Hospitalizations In Hamilton County, Mayor Jim Coppinger Decided Last Week To Form A New COVID Advisory Group Made Up Of Area Doctors, Infectious Disease Experts And Area Business Leaders.

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Republicans Push For Answers After Finding Teachers Unions Influenced CDC Guidance On School Reopenings

A Controversy Involving Teachers Unions, The White House And Centers For Disease Control And Prevention Guidance On Reopening Schools Has Sparked An Inquiry From Congressional Republicans.

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School District Takeover Proposal Stalls – For Now – In Tennessee Legislature

A Tennessee Lawmaker Has Quietly Postponed A Bill That Details A Process For The State To Take Over School Districts Falling Short Of Their Academic Goals.

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Cases of Mass Shootings Surged In Tennessee Amidst Pandemic

Across The State Of Tennessee, Cases Of Mass Shootings Have Started An Upward Surge. They Jumped Up 50% Throughout 2020, Despite The Pandemic That Swept The Nation.

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Bill To Allow Governor To Order Schools To Reopen Passes Tennessee Senate (Update)

The Tennessee State Senate Approved Legislation Monday Evening That Would Allow Governor Bill Lee To Order Schools To Offer In-Person Learning.

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Tennessee Teacher Vaccinations For COVID-19 Open Statewide Next Week

Tennessee K-12 Teachers Statewide Can Schedule Appointments Beginning Monday To Get Their COVID-19 Vaccinations. A New Phase Of Vaccinations Was Announced Tuesday By The State Health Department, Including Teachers, Child Care Staff And Tennesseans 65 And Older.

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Nearly A Year Into School Closures, California Group Warns Of Harm To Students

An Unprecedented Education Crisis Exists In California After Nearly One Year Of Public Schools Remaining Closed, The Parent Union Argues.

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