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Tennessee Department of Education releases Toolkit on Child Wellbeing Checks

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Education has released a toolkit on child wellbeing checks to help ensure the needs of children are being met during and after extended periods away from school and to empower local communities to support child wellbeing. 

Child Wellbeing Task Force Guidance to Ensure Children’s Needs Are Met; Tennessee Department of Education Provides Funding for Districts to Support This Work.

Child Wellbeing Task Force Guidance to Ensure Children’s Needs Are Met; Tennessee Department of Education Provides Funding for Districts to Support This Work.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, Commissioner Penny Schwinn announce Additional Resources to Assist School Reopening Plans

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and Commissioner of Education Penny Schwinn announced today the State of Tennessee’s continued efforts to assist families, teachers, and districts as the 2020-2021 school year begin.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee Calls Special Session for Tennessee General Assembly

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Today, Monday, August 3rd, 2020,  Tennessee Governor Bill Lee called for the Tennessee General Assembly to convene on Monday, August 10th, 2020 for a special session to address COVID-19 Coronavirus liability protections, telehealth services and laws governing the Capitol grounds.

“As COVID-19 continues to present unique challenges, we feel it is in the best interest of the state to convene a special session to address liability protections and telehealth,” said Governor Lee.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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TSSAA announces Schools can begin contact during practice effective immediately

 

Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA)Hermitage, TN – Executive Order No. 55, first announced this past Tuesday, was signed by Tennessee Governor Bill Lee today, July 31st, 2020, making contact during practice now permissible in the sports of football and girls’ soccer. Other fall sports, including golf, cross country, and volleyball were not affected by the State of Emergency Order that prohibited contact sports.

Although contact practice is now permissible, the regulations and requirements for practice and competition adopted by the Board of Control at their July 22nd meeting are still in place for all sports and must be followed.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee Signs Executive Order to Allow Contact Sports, Extend Local Authority for Mask Requirements

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee today signed Executive Order No. 55, allowing the resumption of contact sports and extending local authority to require masks, among other provisions.

“Athletics is an important part of our way of life and provides many benefits for our student-athletes, but common-sense precautions must be taken to combat COVID-19,” said Governor Lee.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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U.S. Representative Mark Green Calls Out James Clyburn for Selective Harassment of Republican Governors

 

U.S. House of RepresentativesWashington, D.C. – Moments ago, U.S. Representative Mark Green sent a letter to Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis Chairman James Clyburn (D-SC) calling on him to rescind his partisan attacks on coronavirus response efforts in Tennessee and in three other states led by Republican governors.

Representative Green said, “I am writing to you expressing my severe concern over your letters to four states led by Republican governors, including my home state Governor Bill Lee of Tennessee. The White House Coronavirus Task Force report has 21 states listed as being ‘in the red zone.’ Yet, for some reason, only four of these states, all with Republican governors, were on the receiving end of your letter.”

U.S. Representative Mark Green

U.S. Representative Mark Green

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Austin Peay State University President Alisa White delivered on promise to ‘advance this institution’

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – When Dr. Alisa White assumes the presidency at Sam Houston State University in early August, she will leave Austin Peay State University (APSU) knowing she delivered on the promise she gave on a spring day five years ago. 

Dr. Alisa White. (APSU)

Dr. Alisa White. (APSU)

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee Unveils Safe Reopening Plan for Schools

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced today the State of Tennessee’s recommendations to reopen schools for the 2020-2021 school year.

“Providing parents a choice in their children’s education is incredibly important,” said Governor Lee.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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Tennessee Department of Education Releases Child Wellbeing Task Force Initial COVID-19 Impact Report

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Education released the Initial COVID-19 Impact Report, which provides context and data on the impact extended school closure has had on the wellbeing of students and the current effect the global pandemic has had on children and families. 

The Initial COVID-19 Impact Report contains valuable data around the effects of the coronavirus had on children’s physical, mental, and emotional health when schools closed in the spring and also the impact it continues to have. 

Coronavirus.

Coronavirus.

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Tennessee Launches “Face It” Ad Campaign to Promote Masks to Fight COVID-19

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced today the State will launch a public service announcement campaign that urges all Tennesseans to fight against the spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus by wearing a face mask.

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