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ERIC Number: ED525204
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul-27
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Testimony of Kevin Huffman, Tennessee Commissioner of Education, before the House Committee on Education and Labor
Huffman, Kevin
Tennessee Department of Education
This paper presents the testimony of Kevin Huffman, Tennessee Commissioner of Education, before the House Committee on Education and Labor. He talks about the work done by the Tennessee Department of Education to improve education for the nearly 950,000 public school students in Tennessee. He starts by providing some context about his and his colleagues' work. Mr. Huffman was appointed by the newly elected governor, Bill Haslam, and has been in his position for a little under four months. Tennessee has been working on a variety of education reforms for much longer, with broad bipartisan and community support. This coming school year--2011-12--Tennessee will launch its new statewide teacher evaluation system. He describes how it will work. As the state prepares for full state implementation of its evaluation system this year, the department is working on the challenges of both the qualitative and the quantitative components. The author describes briefly how the system works, what the challenges and critiques are, and how he and his colleagues are attempting to address those considerations. He closes with some broad thoughts based on their experience in Tennessee.
Tennessee Department of Education. Andrew Johnson Tower 6th Floor, Nashville, TN 37243-0375. Tel: 615-741-2731; e-mail: Education.Comments@state.tn.us; Web site: http://www.tennessee.gov/education/
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Tennessee Department of Education
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee