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The Tennessee State Board of Education approved the calculation during a meeting Friday, but some members said lawmakers should take another look at the law for struggling readers.

The 2021 law that vexed third grade families last year offers fewer promotion pathways this year

With another battle expected over vouchers, see what legislative leaders and advocates are saying.

Prize-winning authors spoke to Whitehaven H.S. students but had to hold back on discussing themes of systemic racism.

About 500 students initially flagged for possible retention did well enough to move directly to 4th grade.

But up to 60% of third graders could be at risk of being held back as a stricter reading law kicks in.

The definition was the most pressing question lingering as thousands of students head to summer school

Testing do-overs, appeals, summer learning camps come next for struggling readers who want to avoid retention

The measure would widen reading test criteria for retention but keep the state in control of those decisions.

House Education Committee Chairman Mark White wants the state to consider more than TCAP test results

Holding back third graders who aren’t deemed proficient remains a sticking point

Teachers’ personal libraries were not the law’s intent, says lawmaker

Summer camps and tutoring are popular, but holding students back because of a test score is not

Third grade retention policy, private school vouchers, and a teacher shortage are among the priorities

Grim results come in spite of early pandemic investments in tutoring and summer learning

Laurie Cardoza-Moore’s term extension comes as the commission’s work expands.

Some balk over state guidance suggesting that they catalog their classroom collections

Tennessee bill could subject school librarians with criminal penalties over books deemed obscene by local boards.