NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — School online learning emerged as one of the key issues during ten-hour hearings by Tennessee state lawmakers that wrapped up Wednesday.
“We are going to have our hands full and we all need to be on the same page,” said House Education Committee Chair Mark White.
It was a statement about the delicate nature of Tennessee K-12 education as schools re-open in the age of COVID-19.
Online learning is key because it’s estimated that half of the state’s million students are presently doing it.
One figure drawing attention during the hearing this week was underachieving students falling potentially two grades behind since the start of the pandemic.
Issues with online learning often are blamed as students, teachers, and parents are learning about virtual education.
Districts like Metro Nashville Public Schools are already addressing the kind of issues faced by school parents like Tim Johnson. He’s been
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