What $1.25 million Looks Like in Nashville
After Tribal had been in Nashville one year studying the district, David Moran presented a 12-slide Power Point of their findings.
Here is David Moran's resume:
*1 out of 3 respondents rated student or staff culture as being acceptable.
*1 out of 4 respondents rated teaching and learning as being acceptable
*4 out of 5 respondents indicated a desire for greater autonomy.
*1 out of 3 respondents were satisfied with their school's access to & use of data.
*High degree of in-school variation
*an achievement culture
(i.e. low expectations and low aspirations prevail)
* defined accountability
*school level strategic and succession planning
• Only 22% of lessons observed judged to be effective
Source: 2278 lessons have been observed
Source: How the world’s most improved school systems keep getting better – Michael Barber 2011
•Defining autonomy and accountability
•Developing and expanding the network lead principal structure
•Restructuring the central office to support that structure
$1.25 million spent. . . and student poverty and homelessness not mentioned.
$4.75 million to go.
Tribal found a High degree of in-school variation. Are they going to try to eliminate this?
Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools
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