The nationally-renowned Annenberg Institute for School Reform (AISR) has signed on as a partner with Metro Nashville Public Schools to study the district’s system-wide reform effort known as MNPS Achieves. “Annenberg is a leader in school reform,” said Director of Schools Dr. Jesse Register. “This partnership will give us a strong, external look at the work we are doing. It will help us enhance our strengths and identify areas of weakness. It will help us continue and advance our efforts to make Metro Schools among the best in the nation.” The Annenberg Institute has recruited a renowned National Advisory Panel to aid in evaluation conceptualization, provide feedback on MNPS Achieves, and suggest improvements to the reform model’s design and implementation. The Panel consists of five distinguished leaders in the world of public education reform, including Norm Fruchter, Andy Hargreaves, Carrie Leana, Joseph Johnson, and Thomas Payzant. “This is a rare opportunity to study a comprehensive approach to system-wide reform, and one that is evolving in a dynamic city and in the midst of state-wide education reform,” said Warren Simmons, Executive Director of Annenberg Institute for School Reform.This panel is supported by Race to the Top funding.To read the full release, click here.