Breaking News
More () »

TN Commissioner of Education meets with President Trump on reopening schools

Commissioner Penny Schwinn said that safety is one of the state's top priorities as schools prepare to reopen.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — On Tuesday, the Tennessee Commissioner of Education, Penny Schwinn, met with President Trump to discuss how Tennessee is preparing to reopen schools.

Schwinn said that safety is one of the state's top priorities, along with ensuring students receive the best possible education. In order to help achieve those goals, she said Tennessee educators could take free professional training through the state on adapting to changes from the coronavirus and preparing for the school year.

“Tennessee educators have come together to support kids during this pandemic and are now focused on reopening schools, and I am thrilled for this opportunity to discuss this critical, ongoing work with the president," Schwinn said in a press release.

She also said that opening schools are a crucial part of reopening Tennessee's economy. The state created over 20 plans to help schools reopen, she also said.

RELATED: Getting you back to school: Your school district's plans for the fall

RELATED: Mom needs details to make informed decision about virtual versus in-person school

RELATED: "They step up to the plate" | Hamblen County principals praising teachers for increasing workload

Before You Leave, Check This Out