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High school graduation rate dips for second straight year in Tennessee

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Tennessee nails down rules for disciplining teachers, withholding money from schools that teach banned concepts about racism

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‘Mask whiplash’ hits Tennessee students adjusting to conflicting mandate orders

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Memphian among three finalists to become Tennessee’s first-ever school turnaround chief

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Tennessee governor signs law rolling back school mask mandates

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Shelby County requests emergency clarity on its authority to require masks

Tennessee governor extends his school mask opt-out order 

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Civil rights groups sue over Tennessee law aimed at transgender student athletes

Tennessee public schools may soon be barred from issuing masks mandates, except in extreme situations.

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Tennessee lawmakers all but ban mask mandates in public schools

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Proposal to turn school board races partisan clears Tennessee legislature

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School funding town hall: Memphians want more money for special education, high-poverty schools, counselors

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GOP lawmakers race to roll back COVID restrictions in Tennessee schools, businesses

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Indicted Tennessee senator steps aside, for now, as leader of key education committee

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TCAP results will change for 28 Tennessee districts after test materials arrive late

Tennessee lawmaker’s indictment raises questions about education panel leadership

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Tennessee lawmakers OK historic Ford incentive package, including new trade school

Tennessee lawmakers attempt to ban school mask mandates, again  

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Tennessee governor calls for review of state education funding formula

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Charter school appeals to go before new Tennessee commission for the first time

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As Ford Motor Co. plants a new industry in West Tennessee, schools will need to feed the workforce

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Tennessee governor to extend order letting parents opt out of school mask mandates

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Court rulings in Shelby and Knox counties against governor’s mask opt-out order appealed by Tennessee

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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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