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