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Tennessee’s first summer learning camps yield improvements in reading and math, governor says

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Despite COVID, most Tennessee parents are upbeat about school this year, poll says

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Tennessee law restricting classroom discussions on race inspires passionate, poignant and enraged feedback

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Seven schools, including three in Memphis, exit Tennessee’s toughest school improvement list

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Tennessee’s lingering school funding trial is reset before a new court

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Schwinn approves 8 waivers allowing some Tennessee schools to shift to remote learning temporarily

Memphians press SCS to create more virtual learning options as COVID cases rise

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Tennessee should prioritize funding more school nurses and counselors, says key panel

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Judge hears objections to Tennessee governor’s order making wearing masks in school a parental choice

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Schwinn to consider waivers to shift schools to virtual learning as COVID cases spike in Tennessee

Two lawsuits supporting face masks in schools challenge Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee’s opt-out order

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Tennessee governor says no again as some school leaders clamor for remote learning

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As pediatric COVID cases climb, Memphis parents fume over Tennessee’s new restrictions on remote learning

New Tennessee laws increase access to school sports and college for children in foster care

How Tennesseans reacted to the governor’s order to make masks optional in schools 

Tennessee students can opt out of wearing masks at school, governor says. The Shelby County superintendent disagrees.

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Tennessee’s pandemic test scores dropped, but especially in Memphis and Nashville

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Tennessee governor weighs whether to call special legislative session to hobble school mask mandates

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Mask confusion reigns as Tennessee goes back to school amid COVID surge

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Lipscomb University names former Tennessee education chief Candice McQueen its new president

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Transgender students challenge Tennessee law restricting which school bathrooms they can use

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Tennessee House speaker threatens districts that close school buildings or require masks with vouchers

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Tennessee’s decline in pandemic TCAP scores shows a dramatic reversal of previous gains

Teaching prohibited concepts on race in Tennessee could bring million-dollar fines and suspended licenses

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Tennessee’s first pandemic test scores will be released soon. Here’s what you should know.

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Tennessee will transition back to online standardized testing, beginning with high school students

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Tennessee governor backs COVID-19 vaccines but not masks in schools

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More Tennesseans of color walk away from teaching profession if they fail first licensure test, report shows

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Tennessee’s fired immunization chief blasts halt to outreach for kids: ‘There will be children who die.’

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Rising Delta variant, Tennessee’s low vaccination rate could turn schools into COVID breeding grounds

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Tennessee will reboot search for school turnaround superintendent amid leadership churn in Achievement School District

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Protesters confront Tennessee education commissioner over claims of critical race theory in curriculum