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Lee calls for special legislative session to focus on Tennessee education

Lee calls for special legislative session to focus on Tennessee education

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee on Tuesday called for the state legislature to convene on Jan. 19 for a special session to focus on urgent education issues exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to the pandemic, only a third of Tennessee third graders could read on grade level. In September, TDOE released projections estimating that reading proficiency among Tennessee third-graders will drop by...

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