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Survey: Educators report improved working environments

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NASHVILLE, TN (WRCB) -- A statewide survey in Tennessee shows after two years of change, educators reported improved work environments.

Governor Bill Haslam announced the results of the Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning, TELL, survey Tuesday.

Approximately 82 percent of the state's educators responded to the survey.

Educators were asked to submit their perceptions on a variety of issues related to student achievement and teacher retention, including the adequacy of facilities and resources; time; empowerment; school leadership; community support; student conduct; professional development; mentoring and induction services; and student learning.

The TELL survey showed an increase in teachers who felt they had to do less paperwork and availability of test data in time to make changes. Ninety percent of teachers believe they are trusted to make professional decisions about instruction, and eight out of 10 teachers say the community supports them and is supportive of their schools.

Officials say the results are correlated with increased student achievement.

"This survey reaffirms that we have leaders across Tennessee who successfully have implemented many education changes, while improving the working conditions for teachers in their schools," Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman said. "It shows that it is possible to have both high expectations and a positive work environment."

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