The Nashville Public Education Foundation has been rallying the community behind our public schools since 2002, working to ensure that every child in Nashville thrives in our schools every day.
NPEF is founded
The Nashville Alliance for Public Education is founded, later renamed the Nashville Public Education Foundation.
First Public Schools Hall of Fame
NPEF hosts the first Public Schools Hall of Fame at Hume-Fogg High School, marking the 150th anniversary of public education in Nashville.
NPEF creates the Martin Professional Development Center
NPEF secures key donor and district support for the creation of the Martin Professional Development Center for MNPS teachers.
Project RESET, an NPEF initiative to gather community feedback on education, helps the city set new data-driven priorities for the future of our public schools.
NPEF convenes partners to develop Blueprint report
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.
NPEF Releases First Bridge to Completion Report
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 Launches Revised Strategic Plan
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.
Thriving Schools Framework
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 Addresses Needs Exacerbated by COVID-19
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 Releases Documentary on Nashville’s Schools
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.