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.

Tennessee’s 1M students will learn less because of coronavirus closures

By Updated: April 24, 2020 10:37 AM CT | Published: April 24, 2020 10:37 AM CT

Students will miss at least 50 days of classroom instruction — almost a third of the school year — because of the pandemic.


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