More than 60 teachers could lose jobs over low test scores

9:39 PM, Jul 24, 2013   |    comments
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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.

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