Advocating for Change


 

Advocating for Change


We believe education policies must reflect the needs of our community, consider systemic and historical inequities, and center the student in decision-making.

To advance enlightened public policy, NPEF advocates to improve school-based conditions and break down systemic barriers to create schools where all kids thrive.

INFORM

We raise awareness about critical issues affecting children and youth in Nashville.

By Design: The Shaping of Nashville's Public Schools

Our hour-long documentary examines historical moments in public education dating back to the 1800s to generate awareness and advocacy.
Watch the film

School Funding Advocacy

Our infographics, briefs, and other resources help build understanding of how our schools are funded and what needs to change.
Build your knowledge

ACTIVATE

We provide tools and resources to engage stakeholders in advocating for change.

"By Design" Action Guide

Our guide provides ways to get involved as an advocate in relation to the topics explored in our documentary "By Design: The Shaping of Nashville's Public Schools."
Download the guide

Thriving Schools Advocacy Guide

Our guide provides a starting point for advocating for change based on NPEF's Thriving Schools Framework.
Download the guide

RECOMMEND

We make specific recommendations that address school-based conditions and targeted policy change to address inequities and barriers.

NPEF Advocacy Agenda

Our advocacy work centers on eliminating inequities at the school-based and systemic level to ensure all students can thrive.
Read the Advocacy Agenda

Bridge to Completion

Our report analyzes MNPS college-going data to better understand the postsecondary landscape, identify the barriers students face, and make recommendations for improvement.
Read the latest report

Inform

We raise awareness about critical issues affecting children and youth in Nashville.

By Design: The Shaping of Nashville's Public Schools

Our hour-long documentary examines historical moments in public education dating back to the 1800s to generate awareness and advocacy.
Watch the film

School Funding Advocacy

Our infographics, briefs, and other resources help build understanding of how our schools are funded and what needs to change.
Build your knowledge

Activate

We provide tools and resources to engage stakeholders in advocating for change.

"By Design" Action Guide

Our guide provides ways to get involved as an advocate in relation to the topics explored in our documentary "By Design: The Shaping of Nashville's Public Schools."
Download the guide

Thriving Schools Advocacy Guide

Our guide provides a starting point for advocating for change based on NPEF's Thriving Schools Framework.
Download the guide

Recommend

We make specific recommendations that address school-based conditions and targeted policy change to address inequities and barriers.

NPEF Advocacy Agenda

Our advocacy work centers on eliminating inequities at the school-based and systemic level to ensure all students can thrive.
Read the Advocacy Agenda 

Bridge to Completion

Our report analyzes MNPS college-going data to better understand the postsecondary landscape, identify the barriers students face, and make recommendations for improvement.
Read the latest report