Haslam proposes changes intended to help teachers

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam has unveiled several proposals intended to support Tennessee teachers.

The Republican governor discussed the proposals on Tuesday at the annual conference of Learning Forward, an association devoted to advancing professional learning for student success.

They include adjusting the way teachers are evaluated, aligning state academic standards with assessments, providing educators with more information and feedback on state assessments and improving teacher communication and collaboration.

The proposals reflect input Haslam received following an academic standards review process, ongoing statewide meetings with educators and an education summit in September.