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Tennessee lawmakers have filed more than 300 education bills. Here’s Chalkbeat’s tool to help you keep track.

The State Capitol in Nashville is home to the the governor's office and Tennessee General Assembly.
The State Capitol in Nashville is home to the the governor's office and Tennessee General Assembly.
Chalkbeat/Marta W. Aldrich

From tweaking testing to restricting recess, more than 300 education proposals await state lawmakers as committee work kicks in this week for the 110th Tennessee General Assembly.

To help you keep track, Chalkbeat is rolling out our bill tracker for a third straight year.

Bookmark this helpful tool. It includes all bills related to K-12 education. You can click on different columns to sort the list by factors such as the bill number and the date of the last action taken.

The deadline for lawmakers to file bills was Feb. 9. Since most have counterparts in both the Senate and the House, the 300-plus bills filed represent some 154 separate proposals about governing Tennessee schools.

But each bill has a long way to go before making it to Gov. Bill Haslam’s desk, where he can veto, sign into law, or let it become law without his signature. Legislation must first wind through committees, beginning with the two House education panels, which meet on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and the Senate Education Committee, which meets on Wednesdays.

Grace Tatter on the beat at the State Capitol
Grace Tatter on the beat at the State Capitol
Marta W. Aldrich

Follow our ongoing coverage as Chalkbeat Statehouse reporter Grace Tatter highlights the most relevant bills and tracks their progress. You can also follow Chalkbeat on Facebook and Twitter, as well as follow Grace on Twitter.

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