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Tenn. Gov. Lee calls special session to address education issues

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Lee announced Tuesday he was calling for a special legislative session to address education challenges that have popped up amid the coronavirus pandemic.

 

Lee said that the GOP-dominant Legislature will convene at the Capitol on Jan. 19 to address a handful of legislative proposals, but he did not detail how long it will last.

 

Lee is asking lawmakers to take up five issues: learning, funding, accountability, literacy and teacher pay. More details will be released by the Department of Education.

 

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