Eleven school districts — including nine in California — have teams of educators and city leaders in Nashville through Friday, Nov. 19, to study Metro Nashville Public Schools' high school reform effort.
The teams consist of mayors, school superintendents, college presidents, chamber and economic development executives, business leaders and school administrators.
Mayor Karl Dean and MNPS Director Jesse Register will welcome the group Wednesday night and then meet with other mayors and school superintendents Thursday and Friday.
The group will participate in work sessions at Belmont University for much of Thursday and then tour on Friday The Academies of Nashville at Glencliff High School.
Called the Education Executive Leadership Study Trip, the two-day meeting is being hosted by MNPS and Alignment Nashville, the facilitator for Nashville’s Ford Motor Company Fund (FMCF) Professional Development Hub. The visit is the first of this magnitude since FMCF designated Nashville as a Leadership Level Next Generation Learning Community this past summer.
In addition to the nine school systems in California (including that of Los Angeles), the group includes officials from school systems and civic entities in Louisville and Rockford, Ill.