More Than 60 Metro-Nashville Teachers Face Termination

By Associated Press | 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — More than 60 Nashville teachers could be fired this fall for low-performing state evaluation scores under a new policy orchestrated by the director of schools.

The Tennessean reports that Metro school officials said at a school board meeting this week that 195 out of about 6,000 Nashville teachers got a score of 1 out of 5 on state-mandated evaluations during the 2011-2012 school year. Sixty-three of those teachers are currently employed.

For the first time since Tennessee adopted a controversial teacher evaluation system two years ago, Schools Director Jesse Register is preparing to use its data as a reason to remove low-performing teachers.

Consecutive scores of 1 for back-to-back years would warrant dismissal under his plan. Evaluations from the 2012-13 school year are still under review.

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