A tougher state education policy could be the reason dozens of Middle Tennessee teachers lose their jobs.
Nashville school officials are looking at low-performing state evaluation scores for all 6,000 of its teachers.
They found 195 teachers scored a one out of five on the state-mandated evaluations. Of those 195, 63 still have jobs, but school officials are urging the district to get rid of the teachers.
A controversial teacher evaluation system that took effect two years ago allows schools to fire teachers if they score a one on the test for back-to-back years.
If the district moves forward, it would be the first time in Nashville teachers have lost their jobs under the new policy.