K-12 DIGEST: Bill advancing private school vouchers to counter distance learning moves forward in Tennessee

A teenage girl participates in a remote class on her laptop, sitting at a desk in her room.

A key Senate panel approved legislation Wednesday that would provide public money for private school tuition for Tennessee students whose school systems do not offer in-person learning all year.

However, lawmakers amended the bill first to remove a provision that also would have extended vouchers to students whose parents disagree with school mask mandates in their district.

By: Marta W. Aldrich | Chalkbeat Tennessee

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