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Lamar Alexander says the Message is Clear – Children Need to Be in School

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said “the message is clear – children need to be in school” after Governor Bill Lee of Tennessee and the Tennessee Department of Education released new data today that projects significant learning loss among 3rd grade students as a result of COVID-19 Coronavirus school closures in March through this summer.

“In Tennessee, Governor Lee and some national researchers have completed a study of the learning loss in the third grade for reading and math proficiency from children who were not in school from March through the summer.”

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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Lamar Alexander reports Democrats Block Bill to Help Americans Go Safely Back to School, College, Child Care and Prepare for Future Pandemics

 

Lamar Alexander says the only way for Congress to help the American people get through the COVID-19 pandemic is for Democrats and Republicans to work together

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) Thursday, September 10th said “the only way for Congress to help the American people get through the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic is for Democrats and Republicans to work together” after Democrats blocked a proposal to help Americans go safely back to school, college and child care and prepare for future pandemics from being debated on the Senate floor.

The proposal—Delivering Immediate Relief to America’s Families, Schools and Small Businesses Act—provides $105 billion to help schools re-open and gives parents more choices of schools for their children, $15 billion to provide more child care for working parents, $16 billion for states to conduct more testing and contact tracing, $31 billion for tests, treatments, and vaccines development.

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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Lamar Alexander says Senate Republican Proposal Will Help Americans Go Safely Back to School, College, Child Care, and Prepare for Future Pandemics

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said a new Republican proposal to respond to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic will “help Americans go safely back to school, college and child care and prepare for future pandemics.”

The Delivering Immediate Relief to America’s Families, Schools and Small Businesses Act “provides $105 billion to help schools re-open and gives parents more choices of schools for their children, $15 billion to provide more child care for working parents, $16 billion for states to conduct more testing and contact tracing, $31 billion for tests, treatments, and vaccines development. It also provides for sustained funding to prepare for future pandemics.”

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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AAA urges Motorists to use Extra Caution Required as Schools Open

 

AAANashville, TN – AAA is warning drivers to be cautious as schools begin to open across the state.

Normally drivers would expect to see increased foot traffic in school zones, sidewalks and crosswalks, but this year will be completely different, due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic.

School Kids getting on a bus.

School Kids getting on a bus.

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Reopening Schools Is Key to Unlocking the Full Potential of America’s Children

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – Our Nation’s children deserve the very best, and no one should be kept from reaching their full potential. If schools remain closed this fall, many children will continue to face adverse effects from school closures caused by the pandemic shutdown.

The Council of Economic Advisers estimates that just the three months of closures between March and May 2020 may reduce future potential earnings of children by 2.3 – 3.7 percent.

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Canceling School hurts Low-Income, Minority Families the most

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – President Donald Trump welcomed a group of teachers, parents, and physicians to the White House today to discuss how best to get American children back to school safely this fall.
 
Kellyanne Conway: 65 percent of parents worry kids will fall behind
 
Half of low-income families and 42 percent of families of color lack sufficient devices at home to access distance learning.

President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence listen as Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway delivers remarks during a discussion on safely reopening schools. (White House)

President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence listen as Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway delivers remarks during a discussion on safely reopening schools. (White House)

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Clarksville Christian School will begin Classes August 12th

 

Clarksville Christian SchoolClarksville, TN – Clarksville Christian School has gone to painstaking efforts to ensure they are able to begin the school year on campus as planned. Classes for the upcoming semester are scheduled to start August 12th, 2020, and the whole CCS family is excited to welcome students back to campus.

When the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic caused school closures last Spring, CCS faculty and staff began revamping their teaching model so students wouldn’t fall behind.

Clarksville Christian School to begin fall classes on August 12th.

Clarksville Christian School to begin fall classes on August 12th.

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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 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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Lamar Alexander, Tim Scott Introduce School Choice Now Act

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Congressional School Choice Caucus co-chair, introduced the School Choice Now Act – legislation that ensures all students will return to their pre-pandemic educational institutions. Senator Scott was joined by Senate Education Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN). 

“Growing up in a single-parent household in a distressed neighborhood, I fully understand what it means to be overlooked and underserved. As a supporter of School Choice legislation, I am a firm believer that a child’s zip code should not dictate his or her access to quality education nor define the child’s future,” said Senator Tim Scott.

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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