Metrol schools face mounting problems

School Desk

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- State officials say Nashville's Metro schools' problems are deeper than they thought.

Assistant Education Commissioner Connie Smith says she's letting new district Director Jesse Register take control. If students in the district don't meet academic benchmarks this spring, the state will take control.

The (Nashville) Tennessean reported Register that says he's looking to comply with state directives and so the district can improve student achievement.

Among the districts problems includes a scheduling error in which students weren't scheduled for the proper number of days required under law.

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Information from: The Tennessean, http://www.tennessean.com

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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