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TSBA posts collaborative conference training materials

The Tennessee School Board Association has made the Professional Educators Collaborative Conferencing Act training materials available online on its website. Nearly 20 school districts across the state are participating in collaborative conferencing this year, with many other locals eligible in the coming year. We encourage you to review these materials to get a better understanding of the process. If you have any questions about collaborative conferencing in your district, please contact your UniServ coordinator.

TEA responds to proposed State Board of Education amendment to change evaluation policy

The State Board of Education plans to consider an amendment in its meeting this week that would alter the existing policy for teachers to file an evaluation grievance. The proposed action follows Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman’s April directive establishing a July 15 deadline for grievances on the observation and growth components of the evaluation that directly conflicts with existing Board policy.

SCORE releases report on teacher evaluations

The State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) released its report, Supporting Effective Instruction in Tennessee, on Tennessee’s teacher evaluation system. The report was commissioned by Gov. Bill Haslam  at the end of 2011. SCORE's study included nine roundtable events across the state and an online survey to gather feedback from educators on their concerns with the new evaluation system implemented in the 2011-12 school year.

TEA honors outstanding teachers, supporters of public education

The Tennessee Education Association presented awards to Tennessee educators and supporters of public education at TEA’s Annual Awards Luncheon this month.

TEA recognized the 2011-12 Distinguished Classroom Teachers. This year’s winners are Mary Brockett (Knox County), Beth Brown (Grundy County), Debbie D’Angelo (Henry County), Nellie Anne Keeton (Tipton County), Allen Nichols (Rutherford County) and Elaine Weaver (Franklin County).                               

Elections of TEA Officers Top the RA Agenda

Hundreds of delegates from local affiliates across Tennessee and student chapters on college campuses are expected to attend the annual business meeting of the Tennessee Education Association set for May 11-12 at the Nashville Convention Center.  

Elections of TEA President, Vice President and NEA Director for Tennessee top the agenda of the TEA Representative Assembly.  Elections will also be held for eight seats on the TEA Board of Directors and several other offices.