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Kevin Huffman Out As Education Commissioner

Polarizing Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman is stepping down from his position, leaving a legacy that includes historic test gains as well as some of the fiercest clashes this state has ever seen over public schools. His departure, announced Thursday, follows a more than three-year run as Gov. Bill Haslam’s reform-minded education chief, bringing him national praise and a chorus of criticism that had gotten louder over the past year.