Metro, Others Tout Results On Tennessee’s New Statewide Report Card

Metro Schools Director Jesse Register (right) flanked by research director Paul Changas, stressed showing improvement to parents because the district is growing rapidly, and wants to instill confidence. (Credit WPLN/ Daniel Potter)

Metro Schools Director Jesse Register (right) flanked by research director Paul Changas, stressed showing improvement to parents because the district is growing rapidly, and wants to instill confidence. (Credit WPLN/ Daniel Potter)

Results from Metro Schools are improving.  That’s the takeaway the district is emphasizing in new district report cards out Wednesday statewide. 

The news comes on the heels of the announcement last week Tennessee is the fastest improving in the country.

To show off Nashville’s report card, Schools Director Jesse Register actually crashed some educators’ conference to borrow the district’s board room.  “Were you having a good time?” he asked them.

In recent years, Metro’s average moved from all C’s and D’s to crack the world of B’s and a few A’s.  Still, there’s a ways to go, particularly in boosting the district’s 12 thousand English learners.  Big improvements won’t come overnight, says Register.

“I hope it builds some confidence in parents to see that we’re an improving school system.  We’re not where we want to be.”

Still, Metro was hardly the only district to take some pride in the news.  Rutherford County bragged it had received mostly A’s with a couple B’s.  In affluent Williamson County, Superintendent Mike Looney bragged of straight A’s, tweeting, ahem, “nothing but net.”


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