Education bus tour to stop at Sparta

State officials to visit on June 28

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Tennessee Department of Education has announced the Accelerating TN 2021 Tour, with White County scheduled as a stop-off point, on June 28.

The tour will span 50 school districts within three weeks and high summer learning opportunities.

According a press release issued by TDOE, Tennessee has led the nation in supporting students throughout the pandemic by prioritizing education policy and programs so ensure students are provided with the tools for success.

During the Tennessee General Assembly’s extraordinary legislative session, in January 2021, legislators passed the Tennessee Learning Loss Remediation and Student Acceleration Act, which set forward a path for all sdistricts’ current and future summer programming opportunities to benefit students. In addition, this summer, districts and schools are in the process of planning how to spend their portions of historic federal COVID-19 relief and recovery funding flowing - about $4.2 million for K-12 education in Tennessee - to accelerate student achievement.

Some planned highlights of the Accelerating TN 2021 bus tour include visits to the Summer Learning Camps and After-School STREAM Mini-Camps, as well as the Reading 360 Early Reading Training. Additionally, on numerous visits, the Commissioner Penny Schwinn and guests will partake in district leadership roundtables discussing federal stimulus investments as well as events highlighting state, regional or district work.   

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