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TEA announces agenda to address flaws in evaluation system


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Education Association released its recommendations to correct the state’s flawed annual teacher evaluation system at a news conference today. The agenda was developed as a result of feedback from teachers and administrators through TEA-sponsored regional meetings, online surveys, email and face-to-face communications among TEA staff, leaders, teachers and administrators.

New York Times: In Tennessee, following the rules for evaluations off a cliff

TEA members Emily Mitchell, Michelle Pheneger, Jeff Jennings and Erin Alvarado are featured in this article from the New York Times. TEA headquarters staff and UniServ District 12 coordinator Susan Young worked with New York Times reporter Mike Winerip to coordinate many of the interviews in this article.


Education Week: Tennessee teacher-evaluation rush may jinx other states' efforts

Teacher-Evaluation Rush May Jinx Other States' Efforts

Education officials in Tennessee are taking flak from teachers and unions for rushing the implementation of a new teacher-evaluation system that will eventually undergird tenure decisions—a move, some worry, that could undermine redesigns of evaluation in other states.