Tennessee Board of Education to vote on emergency rules amid COVID-19 closures

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — States nationwide are trying to figure out what the future of education looks like after COVID-19 led to closures around the globe.

In Tennessee, the state’s board of education proposed a set of rules to address how districts should act in response to coronavirus. Its nine members are set to meet about the proposed plan on Thursday. Here is the agenda .

Knox County Board of Education chair Susan Horn said one of the key topics will be how seniors and rising seniors will be affected.

“Those are probably the biggest questions parents have that I have heard from,” she said.

In the set of proposed state emergency rules, there is a recommendation to change required credits from 22 to 20 to accommodate some students. The SAT and ACT requirement may also be waived.

Students and parents can also expect more information on how grading will work. It is one of the biggest questions among families across the state.

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