Over at The City Paper, Andrea Zelinski reports on new state education rankings that show Metro Nashville Public Schools among the top third of the state's school districts:
The district ranked among the top 30 percent of the state’s school districts, scoring an “intermediate” grade in meeting specific state-set objectives in the 2012-13 school year. The ranking is the same distinction earned last year.
“I’m satisfied that we are making progress. I am not satisfied with where our children are until they all exceed performance standards,” said Jesse Register, director of Metro Nashville Public Schools.
“We don’t want to give up on any of our children now. It’s a long road, a lot progress needs to be made. The most important thing is that we have a positive trend,” he added.
MNPS was one of 32 districts labeled "intermediate."
The news was celebrated by local education officials, including Metro school board member Will Pinkston, who aimed his satisfaction with the district's progress at unnamed "charter zealots" with whom he has been publicly at odds with as of late.