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Gov. Bill Haslam lauds Tennessee schools' gains

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CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Gov. Bill Haslam, first lady Chrissy Haslam and state education Commissioner Kevin Huffman visited Cleveland Middle School on Friday to thank teachers, administrators and students for helping to make Tennessee the nation's fastest-improving state in academic growth.

"It is a significant step forward due to a lot of incredible work by teachers and educational leaders of our state," Haslam said. "People who are in the education world nationally are looking at Tennessee with their jaws wide open, because this news is such a big accomplishment."

Huffman said the "primary reason we are here is that we have asked a lot of our students and our teachers and we know that teachers are working a lot harder than they had to work a few years ago."

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