‘It’s time!’ says Kelsey as bill advances to get SCS students back in class

By , Chalkbeat Tennessee Updated: February 11, 2021 11:59 AM CT | Published: February 11, 2021 11:24 AM CT
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Marta W. Aldrich

Marta W. Aldrich is the senior statehouse correspondent at Chalkbeat Tennessee. A newswoman for The Associated Press for most of her career, Marta has covered state government, politics, business, education and other Tennessee news. She has served as news editor of United Methodist News Service and features editor of American Profile magazine. Marta is a graduate of Memphis City Schools and the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

After a tense exchange between two Memphis-area lawmakers, the Senate Education Committee voted 8-1 for a measure that would ensure Gov. Bill Lee could legally force Shelby County Schools to offer in-person learning.


Brian Kelsey Gov. Bill Lee Superintendent Joris Ray Raumesh Abkari


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