NPEF launches Teacherpreneur, a new program aimed to harness educator innovation to remove inequities and build schools where all students thrive by providing professional learning to help teachers design and refine solutions and pitch their prototypes for cash prizes and seed funding.
NPEF commissions a study by national compensation experts, Education Resource Strategies (ERS) and provides strategic thought partnership on a teacher salary increase plan for Metro Nashville Public Schools teachers. This work helps inform Mayor John Cooper’s historical $49 million investment to increase teacher pay and make MNPS teacher the best…
Driven by recommendations from the Bridge to Completion reports, NPEF launches Nashville Goes to College, an online resource for students and families to help navigate the college-going process, specifically intended for first-generation college students.
NPEF begins awarding the Blue Ribbon Teacher award to 50 teachers each year, in partnership with Metro Nashville Public Schools and Nashville’s Agenda, to recognize educators who exhibit instructional excellence, promote student growth, exemplify teacher leadership, and provide all students with an equitable and just education.
NPEF produces “By Design: The Shaping of Nashville’s Public Schools,” an hour-long film examining historical moments of public schools in Nashville dating back to the 1800s intended to generate awareness and stimulate policy solutions for a better public school system where all students thrive.
With the surge of the coronavirus pandemic and schools moving to virtual learning, NPEF partnered with Metro Nashville Public Schools and other community organizations to address the digital divide by providing technology and expanding wireless internet access so all students could thrive in distance learning.
NPEF creates the research-based Thriving Schools Framework exploring the conditions necessary to create schools where all students thrive and explaining how the presence of these conditions leads to increased student performance and agency.
NPEF partners with the Tennessee College Access and Success Network and Metro Nashville Public Schools to analyze college-going data for MNPS graduates in order to identify trends and barriers and make recommendations for change.
NPEF creates a new strategic plan centered around the vision of what it would be like if every child in Nashville were thriving in our schools every day.
NPEF facilitates a months-long series of meetings with key city leaders and stakeholders on the prioritization of early childhood education and recommendations for citywide action to produce the Blueprint for Early Childhood Success.
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