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'Disappointed' Haslam asks local school chiefs to dial back criticism of Huffman

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NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam says in a letter to Tennessee's school superintendents that he's "disappointed" by their open criticism of his education chief Kevin Huffman and wants them to take a "fresh approach to communications" with the commissioner.

"The bottom line is that we are at a critical point in the implementation of key reforms that I believe will lead to continued progress in education, and this work is simply too important to get sidetracked," Haslam says in the letter, dated Monday.

He adds, "that's why I hope you'll join me in taking a fresh approach to communication between the state and school districts and work together as partners as we seek to build on the momentum that's been generated."

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