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Staff photo by Tim Barber/ Sanitizing every surface will be part of preparations if schools like Middle Valley School (shown here preparing for summer child care program) go back in session.

As districts prepare for students to potentially return to the classroom this fall, educators are expecting many students to come back not performing at grade level.

Tennessee Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn said the state Department of Education has seen NWEA's numbers and anticipates Tennessee students' learning loss will mirror the nation's. She is also particularly concerned about the 30% of new literacy skills that students are predicted to lose.

"We are expecting some pretty serious learning loss," Schwinn told The Tennessean this week. "It's going to range pretty dramatically ... Frankly, students saw pretty dramatically different things last spring."

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