Stephanie WhittExecutive Vice President
Nobody’s lives have been turned upside more during the COVID-19 pandemic than children’s. With the constant changing guidelines, school shutdowns, lack of social interaction, and remote learning, it should be no surprise that students are falling behind like never before, with TCAP scores dropping five percentage points since 2019.
Students in Tennessee need and deserve every resource to help them catch up from the disruption the pandemic caused in their education. Fortunately, the state of Tennessee has received millions of dollars in federal money for education needs because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The “More Opportunities for Students in Tennessee” (MOST) Act creates a three-year grant program for families to help address student learning loss because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the MOST Act, parents receive $3,000 grants, funded by federal COVID education dollars that can be used for services like tutoring, educational therapy, textbooks, technology, and other educational expenses.
Email your lawmakers to show your support for giving parents resources to help students recover from school closures and disruption!