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Are Tennessee schools making the grade?

Staff photo by Tommy Millsaps
Sweetwater High School teacher Edith Miller asks Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin
Huffman a question Friday when he visited Monroe County for a question and answer session at
Sequoyah High School.
Published: 8:55 AM, 02/20/2013

Author: Tommy Millsaps
Source: The Monroe County Advocate

SEQUOYAH HIGH SCHOOL-When Tennessee Commissioner of Education Kevin Huffman stood before several hundred Monroe County and Sweetwater City teachers at Sequoyah High School on Friday, he had by then visited with more than 9,000 Tennessee teachers this year.

Huffman came to Monroe County on a teacher in-service day, speaking and taking questions for about an hour. He also visited with Monroe County Director of Schools Mike Lowry and Sweetwater City Schools Director Dr. Melanie Miller before continuing a full day's schedule traveling.

"The perception is that American education is in decline," Huffman said. ""he data shows the opposite."

See full story in the Wednesday, Feb. 20, edition of The Advocate & Democrat.

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