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2021 Special Session Legislation

On Friday, January 22, the historic special legislative session on education concluded, which addressed urgent issues facing Tennessee students and schools as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, the special legislative session passed legislation on accountability, learning loss, literacy, and teacher pay.  

For each piece of the special legislative session legislation, there are department points of contact to answer your questions.  Find the department points of contact list here.

Learn more about the specific pieces of legislation below:

Accountability Hold Harmless Act (SB7001/HB7003)

For an overall summary of this legislation, click here. Find the video summary of this legislation here.

Tennessee Learning Loss Remediation and Student Acceleration Act (SB7002/HB7004)

For an overall summary of this legislation, click here. Find the video summary of this legislation here.

Literacy Success Act (SB7003/HB7002)

For an overall summary of this legislation, click here. Find the video summary of this legislation here.

For Teachers:

Teacher Summary added 2/1/21

For Charter Schools:

Literacy FAQs for Charter Schools added 3/22/21

For Other Stakeholders:

Legislative & Advocacy Partners Summary added 2/1/21

Parents & Families Summary added 2/1/21

Appropriations Bill: Teacher Pay (SB7009/HB7020)

For an overall summary of this legislation, click here. Find the video summary of this legislation here.

For Districts:

District & School Board Summary added 2/1/21

Guidance for Districts added 2/1/21

Teacher Pay FAQs updated 2/17/21

Teacher Pay District Allocations  added 2/2/21

For Teachers:

Teacher Summary added 2/1/21

For Charter Schools:

Teacher Pay Impact on Charter Schools  added 3/22/21

For Other Stakeholders:

Legislative & Advocacy Partners Summary added 2/1/21

Parents & Families Summary added 2/1/21