Governor Bill Lee considers special session to discuss education struggles amid pandemic

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Governor Bill Lee is considering holding a special session to discuss the education struggles amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a statement from his Press Secretary.

In a reply to an inquiry from News 2, Lee’s office issued the following statement:

“The Governor is weighing a number of options to ensure that students and educators have the resources and supports they need to succeed in the most challenging school year in Tennessee’s history. We’ll continue to work with the General Assembly to chart the most appropriate path forward on this critical issue.”

Gillum Ferguson, Press Secretary, Office of the Governor

No other information was immediately released, but News 2 will continue to follow any developments.

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This is a developing story. Stay with News 2 and WKRN.com for updates.

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