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Learning Gap Widens Among TN Kids

Tennessee kids have lost months of learning to the pandemic, and their advocates are now trying to make up for lost time. A new report from the nonprofit group Save the Children finds more than half of all families say their children are spending less time on learning activities compared to a typical school day before COVID-19. …

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Corrected place of Death: Student Dies after incident at Franklin County High School

A 17-year-old boy with special needs at Franklin County High School died while eating lunch on last Thursday afternoon March 11, 2021. WSMV-TV reports that Principal Roger Alsup confirmed the Junior was eating his lunch in the classroom when he began to choke on the food. Alsup said a code team responded to the classroom …

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University of the South in Sewanee Students use Racial Epithets against Opposing Lacrosse Players

The University of the South in Sewanee, TN is working to identify students who leveled racial epithets at members of the visiting Emmanuel College men’s lacrosse team during a game. In a letter posted on the school’s website, University of the South Vice Chancellor and President Reuben E. Brigety II said some of the school’s …

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Tennessee Department of Education Announces School Districts selected to participate in Reading 360

The Tennessee Department of Education announced the 48 districts selected to participate in the optional, Pre-K–12 Literacy Implementation Networks, part of the state’s Reading 360 initiative to help boost strong reading skills amongst Tennessee students. As part of Reading 360, eight regional implementation networks will consist of 48 districts with the overarching goal of supporting the implementation …

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Tullahoma Teachers and Staff to Receive Stipend

Tullahoma Director of Schools Dr. Catherine Stephens has announced that Tullahoma City Schools will be recognizing teachers and staff with a one-time stipend to be paid on their first paycheck in May. Tullahoma City Schools has offered both traditional and virtual learning options to students since the first day of school this year. Dr. Catherine …

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Early Release Wednesdays Ending Soon for Tullahoma Students

Tullahoma City Schools has released important information concerning early release Wednesdays: This Wednesday, March 3, 2021, will be our final early release day of this school year. Beginning Wednesday, March 10th, dismissal will be at 3:00 for Tullahoma K-8 schools and 3:15 for Tullahoma High School students. This change in early release days is due …

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Coffee Co. Students to return to 5 Day School Weeks starting April 5; Willing Staff Vaccinated

Coffee County Schools administered vaccines to all willing staff members at Coffee County Central High School on February 25 and 26, 2021.  The district anticipates administering the second dose on March 25 and 26.  The district appreciates the efforts of Tonya Garner (Coordinator of School Health), the school nurses throughout the district, Deana Crosslin, and …

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No Semester Exams for Coffee County High School or Raider Academy Students

Due to circumstances related to COVID-19, the decision has been made that Coffee County Central High School and Coffee County Raider Academy students will not take semester exams this spring. Friday, May 21st will be a school day for all students. Students who are passing all classes will be exempt from school attendance on Mon., …

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State Education Receives Grants Computer Science and STEM Education

Tennessee officials say they have landed $6.9 million in grants to aid in computer science and STEM education. The state Department of Education says the money includes a $4 million Education Innovation and Research early phase grant and a $2.9 million Out-of-School Time Career Pathway Program grant. The $4 million grant will help expand STEM …

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