Family Resources on the 2021 Special Session on Education

Apr 22, 2021 | Blog, Family Engagement

In January 2021, Governor Bill Lee called a historic special legislative session on education 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.  The Arc Tennessee and the Family Engagement Project followed this session very closely to see how these education bills would impact students with disabilities. You can find the TN Department of Education’s information about this special session here:

To help families better understand what this means for their children in school, we have pulled the four family resources created for each of these bills by the Department of Education so you can find them all in one easy spot. As always, if you have any questions about anything related to Special Education, we are here to help! You can email or use the chat feature on our website at

Learn more about the specific pieces of legislation below:

  1. Accountability Hold Harmless Act

  1. Learning Loss

  1. Literacy

  1. Teacher Pay

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