Funding Home Visits For Children

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We are thrilled to see the state legislature put an additional $1.4 million toward evidence-based home visit programs. These programs lead to a number of benefits, including “infant and maternal health, education attainment and readiness, … Read More

Using Stories to Teach Math

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As children develop their literacy skills, they shift from “learning to read” to “reading to learn,” applying these skills to other subjects, such as math, social studies and science. By doing so, students are developing … Read More

2018 Music City SEL Conference

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Would you like to learn more about Social Emotional Learning practices in Nashville’s public schools and communities? Sign up for the Social Emotional Learning Conference, hosted by MNPS and Alignment Nashville’s Behavioral Health A-Team. The … Read More

R.H. Boyd and Jump In!

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The Nashville Public Education Foundation is so thankful for the partnership with R.H. Boyd Publishing Corporation and Ladonna Boyd, who has donated hundreds of books to kick-start the efforts to get high-quality, diverse books into … Read More

Teacher and Parent Cabinet Applications

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The applications for the 2018–19 Teacher and Parent Cabinets are now open! The cabinets, formed through a partnership with the Nashville Public Education Foundation and the Mayor’s Office, are designed to elevate teacher and parent … Read More

Book’em

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One of our key partners is Book’em. They are essential to supporting summer learning and literacy in Nashville by building hyper-local partnerships with businesses and community organizations to make sure all kids from birth to age 18 … Read More

Dyslexia: What Teachers Need To Know

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While one in 10 children has dyslexia, many teachers may be unfamiliar with learning strategies to help support these students, particularly since many students remain undiagnosed. This guide from Scholastic dispels some common misconceptions as … Read More

Family Literacy at the YWCA

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The Family Literacy Center at the YWCA offers a lot of resources for families, including early childhood education, parent-child learning activities and parenting education classes. These resources are designed to help families develop strong literacy … Read More

How To Create a Literate Home

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There are many things parents and caregivers can do to create a home environment that makes children ready and excited to read and write. This resource from PBS Parents gives some helpful ideas for setting … Read More

Drama and early Literacy

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Researchers at Purdue University found that students who attend theater performances can improve their literacy skills as they understand the plot, characters and vocabulary in the show. Childsplay, an Arizona-based nonprofit, is harnessing this research … Read More

Closing the literacy gap

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About one in five students in Tennessee has dyslexia, but many are undiagnosed. A nonprofit in Memphis is working to remedy that, training educators to both recognize and teach students with learning disabilities. Read more.

Too Small To Fail Project

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Research says that, the more you talk to your child, the more they develop vital cognitive language skills that lay the foundation for their literacy skills for the rest of their lives. The Too Small … Read More