Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Metro school calendar adds more teacher training

DAVIDSON COUNTY The Metro school board Tuesday voted to tweak the school calendar for the 2009-10 school year to include more teacher training days and more regular school days before students take standardized tests in the spring. Under the new calendar, fall semester will begin a day later on Aug. 14 and spring break will begin on March 12 rather than March 29. The last day of school will be May 27, not May 21. Administrators said the changes were necessary to comply with state recommendations and to allow students more time to review for the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program exams, used to measure student progress. — JAIME SARRIO

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