Metro schools implements extensive changes, initiatives to improve student performance

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Metro Nashville Public Schools will reopen its doors on Aug. 7 after the summer break, and Director of Schools Shawn Joseph and his 47-member transition team have planned extensive changes and improvements for new and returning students.

Upon agreeing to a four-year contract with MNPS in May of 2016, Joseph created the transition team as a means to examine the ways that the district could be improved for students, educators and parents. The transition team was formed in July 2016 and included local community leaders and national experts.

“By bringing both a local and national perspective to oversee the transition team, I feel confident this group will produce recommendations that reflect the best, most innovative practices in America’s public-education sector, but custom-tailored to meet the unique needs of Nashville,” Joseph said in a press release.

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