Yesterday, the Tennessee Department of Education visited Lauderdale County Schools for the Accelerating TN 2021 Tour, a statewide tour spanning 50 school districts to highlight summer learning opportunities. Tennessee has led the nation in supporting students throughout the pandemic, prioritizing education policy and programs to ensure our children are set up for success.
To highlight this important work, Commissioner Penny Schwinn, department staff, state and local elected officials, and community partners visited Lauderdale County Schools to connect directly with students, educators, and stakeholders. During yesterday's visit, Commissioner Schwinn participated in phonics and math instruction, learned about planting beans, watched baby chicks hatch, and even played a round of kickball.
“After countless disruptions caused by a global pandemic, Tennessee is focused on implementing innovative and student-focused learning opportunities that will help accelerate student achievement," said Commissioner Schwinn. “Stopping at 50 school districts statewide, the Accelerating TN 2021 bus tour will support the important work happening this summer-- highlighting best practices, facilitating key discussions and connecting the many stakeholders who want to help all Tennessee students succeed. By engaging, listening and learning over the next three weeks, we can help ensure Tennessee continues to lead on behalf of our children."