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State OK with flunking third-graders
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It’s been an unprecedented 10 months for education since Warren County students were first sent home in mid-March due to the pandemic. In-person classes have been combined with virtual learning to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. As a result, Tennessee lawmakers passed significant legislation on Friday.
Tennessee lawmakers approved a $160 million package of education initiatives on Friday that waives accountability for teachers and students, and increases the salary component of the education funding formula by 4%, although that doesn’t necessarily equate to 4% raises, Gov. Bill Lee said.