Reports Shows Significantly More Women Than Men Left Workforce During Pandemic School Closures

Researchers Found That Women Primarily Left The Workforce (In Addition To Layoffs And Job Closures) To Help Educate Their Children When Schools Reverted To Virtual Learning And Children Were No Longer Physically At School.

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Tennessee Passes School Choice Tax Exemption For Parents

Gov. Lee Recently Signed Into Law Senate Bill 127, Which Will Not Allow Any Funds Used From The School Choice Program To Count As Taxable Income. This Program Gives Tennessee Parents An Alternative To The School Their Child Has Been Assigned If It Is Not Meeting The Child’s Individual Needs.

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Governor Lee Has ‘High Expectations’ For Education Funding In Tennessee

On Monday, Governor Bill Lee Let The State Of Tennessee Know About His High Expectations For Federal Education Funding. Lee, Commissioner Penny Schwinn, And Members Of The General Assembly Have Asked For School Districts Across The State To Put This Funding Toward Student Achievement.

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Hamilton County Schools Launch Virtual Math Proficiency Program

Hamilton County Schools Recently Announced The Creation Of ‘Math Matters’, An Initiative Meant To Engage Students In Math Through A Combination Of Game Play And Traditional Lessons.

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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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Rural Tennessee Students Left With Few Educational Options

Rural Tennessee Students Have Fewer Educational Opportunities Available To Them Than Urban Students. Only A Handful Of Tennessee’s Rural Counties Have Private Schools, And None Have Any Charter Schools In Operation.

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Chattanooga City Hall, Public Library And DRC Scheduled To Reopen On Monday

On Friday, February 26th, Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke Is Scheduled To Sign An Executive Order That Will Reopen City Hall, The Development Resource Center And The Chattanooga Public Library Branches To The Public.

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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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Universities Distribute Additional HEERF II Funds To Eligible Students

On Jan 14, The U.S. Department Of Education Announced An Additional $21.2 Billion Is Available To Higher Education Institutions To Facilitate Learning During The Pandemic. UTC Received $9,513,779, Of Which $4,756,890 Was Available And Disbursed To Students Beginning Last Week.

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Memphis Schools Call Teachers Back To Classrooms

The Superintendent Of Shelby County Schools Is Requiring All Teachers To Return To Memphis Classrooms On February 22. The Announcement Came Just Two Weeks After The Initial Statement That Schools Would Remain Closed Indefinitely. Students Are Currently Scheduled To Come Back A Week After Teachers.

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