Metro Schools Director Delivers State Of Schools Address
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Metro Schools director Dr. Jesse Register gave his "State of Metro Schools" address on Thursday.
In the speech Register spoke about issues facing the school system, including the possible expansion of charter schools here in Tennessee. He also highlighted some of the some of the accomplishments the district has made over the past year- as well as the challenges they continue to face.
The past year has been busy for the Metro Schools district. At the beginning of the school year US Education Secretary Arne Duncan challenged Tennessee to become the fastest improving state in the country.
This school year the district hired the Tribal Group to help turn around its lowest performing schools. The England Based consultants are working with more than 30 schools, interviewing staff, parents and students- and making individualized recommendations about how to improve student achievement.
LEAD Public Schools started its first charter school conversion at Cameron Middle School. Just recently it was announced, Lead will transform Brick Church Middle into a charter, starting next school year.
Metro has also partnered with local businesses to give students real world experience and provide teachers professional development. Colleges like Lipscomb University are partnering with the district to help mentor the teachers.
The address came just after Dr. Register was given high marks on his evaluation by the school board.