Tough Times For Schools


Published on Aug 1, 2013

Stream Fox 17 newscasts LIVE starting with TN Mornings at 5 am and News at 9 pm.NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Metro, Wilson, Dickson, Giles and Trousdale County Schools are all back in session. Students are storming the hallways at Hillwood High School. It’s an early start that most are still getting used to.Down the road at H.G. Hill Middle School, students showing up in the masses prepared to take on the day.As students settle in and work out minor problems, Metro School administrators are hard at work handling the bigger issues.Students starting the school year with one teacher could end up with another. That’s because 65 teachers are considered under-performing teachers and could be fired in the coming weeks.Dr. Register won’t be cutting all the teaching jobs in question, but did say he plans to re-assign some teachers and give additional training to those that need it. The potential cuts affect mostly middle and high school teachers, and make up less than 1% of employees. According to recent TCAP scores, Metro students are doing better in math, but not making much progress in reading. So, this year, Metro Schools will be putting more of an emphasis on reading and language arts.Follow us on Twitter @wztv_fox17 and LIKE us on Facebook for updates.

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