TN General Assembly passes bill requiring schools to offer summer school programs for students falling behind

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The “Tennessee Learning Loss Remediation and Student Acceleration Act” has been passed in the Tennessee House of Representatives. The bill requires schools to implement a program of after-school learning mini-camps, learning loss bridge camps, and summer learning camps to remediate student learning loss.

The Tennessee Senate passed its version of the bill, SB7002, as well. It’s slated to go into effect starting in 2023.

Intervening to Stop Learning Loss – SB 7002

  • Requires interventions for struggling students including after-school learning mini-camps, learning loss bridge camps and summer learning camps, beginning summer 2021.
  • Program prioritizes students who score below proficient in both reading (ELA) and math subjects.
  • Creates the Tennessee Accelerated Literacy and Learning Corps to provide ongoing tutoring for students throughout the entire school year.
  • Strengthens laws around a third grade reading gate so we no longer advance students who are not prepared.

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