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Legislative Recap - Understanding Public Chapter 770: Tennessee Textbook Commission


August 2020 

Authors: Tara Bergfeld and Cassie Stinson

Legislative Brief

Public Chapter 770 (2020) makes changes to processes involved in the selection of textbooks and instructional materials for K-12 classrooms. This legislative recap answers questions about changes made by the new law to the Tennessee
Textbook and Instructional Materials Quality Commission, the duties of the Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE), and the textbook selection process.