Announcing the Inspiring Innovation Award finalists!

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We are pleased to announce the three finalists for this year’s Inspiring Innovation Award. The Educators’ Cooperative, Fall-Hamilton Enhanced Option School and Plant the Seed have been selected from dozens of applicants for their innovative programs that are moving … Read More

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

Metro teachers surprised with cupcakes

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Metro Nashville Public Schools teachers got a tasty surprise on Wednesday when The Cupcake Collection showed up with sweet treats. Teachers at Glencliff High School, Norman Binkley Elementary School, Fall-Hamilton Enhanced Option School and Antioch … Read More

National Biscuit Day with the NPEF

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We are proud to work with the Nashville Public Education Foundation, a group working to improve Public Education in the Nashville area. During May, the NPEF is celebrating teachers with their “Show Your Love for … Read More

“Readers Are Leaders”

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Thomas Edison Elementary put together this awesome music video – created by students – celebrating their love of reading and the power of a good book to transport you anywhere in your imagination. This is … 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

A Funny Side of Literacy

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How can students articulate the difference between “roll” and “role”? Or all the different meanings of the word “hand”? This skill involves vocabulary knowledge as well as critical thinking skills. Jokes with puns involving ambiguous … Read More

Education Foundation expands team, reach

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The Nashville Public Education Foundation is expanding its programming reach with the addition of Brittany Irby, who has been named to the new position of innovation program manager. The addition of Irby will allow the … Read More

Nsider: Public Schools Hall of Fame

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Nashville Public Education Foundation honored four community heroes at the annual Public Schools Hall of Fame luncheon held at the Omni Hotel. Judge Sheila Calloway was presented with the Distinguished Service Award for her years … Read More

Working the Room – October 27

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Nearly 1,000 people, including a host of business leaders, gathered at the Omni Nashville Hotel for the Nashville Public Education Foundation’s 13th annual Public Schools Hall of Fame on Oct. 4 to support public school … Read More

Literacy begins at birth

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Do you think the first day of kindergarten is when a child’s learning begins? Research shows that 90 percent of a child’s brain develops before age 5, with the most significant development from birth to … Read More

Public Schools Hall of Fame

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A record-breaking crowd of nearly 1,000 people gathered at the Omni Nashville Hotel for the Nashville Public Education Foundation’s 13th Annual Public Schools Hall of Fame to support public school excellence. Judge Sheila Calloway received the Nelson C. … Read More

Public Schools Hall adds 4 members

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Juvenile Court Judge Sheila Calloway will receive the Nelson C. Andrews Distinguished Service Award at the Nashville Public Education Foundation’s 13th annual Public Schools Hall of Fame luncheon on Wednesday, Oct. 4. Joey Hatch, Valerie … Read More

NES Engineer Traces Success Back to Kindergarten

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Senior Engineer Rashed Fakhruddin’s career at Nashville Electric Service has spanned more than two decades, and it includes countless hours encouraging students to pursue secondary education and grow their professional skills through internships and job … Read More

Of Note: 5 May 2017

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Nashville Public Education Foundation, 140 businesses team for campaign Through its second annual Show Your Love for Teachers campaign, the Nashville Public Education Foundation has announced more than 140 businesses are now providing discounts as … Read More

2017 In Charge – Education

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In what has long been an annual tradition, the Post team presents In Charge, a compendium of Middle Tennessee’s top business, political and civic leaders. The roughly 500 women and men found on our list, … Read More

Public Schools Hall of Fame Party Pics

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More than 600 Nashvillians gathered at the Omni Nashville Hotel to honor the new inductees into the Nashville Public Education Foundation’s Public Schools Hall of Fame during its 12th annual honorees’ luncheon. GRAMMY Award-winning artist … Read More

Service in Education

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The Nashville Public Education Foundation’s 12th annual Public Schools Hall of Fame luncheon this year will honor local nonprofit leader Renata Soto. To read the full article, click here.

Public Schools Hall of Fame honorees announced

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Renata Soto, co-founder and executive director of Conexión Américas, will receive the Nelson C. Andrews Distinguished Service Award at the Nashville Public Education Foundation’s 12th annual Public Schools Hall of Fame luncheon on Oct. 17. To read the … Read More

Reaching a turning point for better schools

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Nearly three years ago, certainly by the spring of 2014, Nashville’s public conversation about our public schools had gotten seriously off-track. The dialogue was extremely negative and was mostly about charter schools, not the rest … Read More

New Leadership Nashville class announced

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Leadership Nashville has announced the members of its 41st leadership class. The nine-month program is designed to strengthen not only the community, but provide leadership education to Nashville’s most influential community members. “Selection was especially … Read More

Leadership Nashville: Meet the class of 2016-17

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Leadership Nashville, a nine-month program that aims to help community leaders, has announced the new members for its 41st class. Each class includes a variety a professions, industries, races, genders, ages, religions and neighborhoods. Selection … Read More

Nashville schools director candidates please task force

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The Metro Nashville Public Schools superintendent recruitment firm followed its marching orders almost precisely, plucking candidates from in or near every district the Nashville school board’s 17-member director task force recommended searching. The two outliers are Joel Boyd, Santa … Read More

Time to pick the right schools leader

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There have been several times during the second iteration of the Metro schools director search that have, quite incongruously, made me think about the 1983 coming of age movie “Risky Business,” which was the film … Read More

Q & A with Nashville’s schools director search firm

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The hunt for Metro Nashville Public Schools’ next director is underway, as the district’s recruitment firm, Jim Huge and Associates, is working to sell the district’s top education job. Advertisements are being run about the search, and Huge is actively working to recruit candidates. Huge, hired … Read More

Nashville Public School Foundation board additions

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Former public school educator Ashley Cook and UBS Business Solution Center Nashville Managing Director Wanda Lyle have joined the Nashville Public Education Foundation board of directors. To read the full article, click here.

Sharon Dixon Gentry: FACES of Nashville

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Sharon Gentry describes herself as a “Constructive Malcontent,” a person who gets antsy when she sees opportunities for things to be better — in any arena. As Metro School Board chair, education is a natural … Read More

Nashville school revamps director search

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Nashville Public Education Foundation Executive Director and CEO Shannon Hunt said there are few things more important than finding a new superintendent. “There’s a lot to discuss about how we can be most helpful,” she … Read More

School board moves forward without search firm

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The Metro school board wants the search committee to be comprised of Nashville area leaders and community organizations including Nashville Mayor Megan Barry, Vice Mayor David Briley, the Nashville Public Education Foundation (NPEF), Metropolitan Nashville … Read More

Project RESET exhibit adds more dates

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“While there is often a perception that there is considerable disagreement in Nashville about how to best strengthen and improve our schools, we’re actually seeing great unanimity around the top priorities the city should tackle,” … Read More

Shannon Hunt: Faces of Nashville

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Our fearless leader and CEO & President was featured in Style Blueprint’s Faces of Nashville this week. The success of this weekend’s first big gathering of Project RESET—Reimagining Education Starts with Everyone at the Table—was … Read More

Nashville pre-K paving way for the future

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“There are ways that four-year-olds learn best,” said Lisa Wiltshire, director of early learning innovation for Metro Schools. “Their brains are developing — they interact with the world in different ways.”  What does a triangle … Read More

Foundation Announces New Board Officers

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The Nashville Public Education Foundation’s board of directors has elected prominent Nashville leaders to serve as officers for 2015. The newly elected board officers are: Chairman – Greg Burns, president and CEO of Gregory Burns … Read More

The Tennessean lends support to Project RESET

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In today’s Tennessean, journalist David Plazas discusses Nashville’s future of public education and suggests Project RESET as a framework that implements “The public’s investment of time, energy and ideas is essential  …  and that’s why … Read More

Hall of Fame Host Committee Announced

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Nashville leaders, including the three most recent mayors and all seven mayoral candidates, will come together to support public schools as the host committee of the 11th annual Nashville Public Education Foundation (NPEF) Public Schools … Read More

Inductees to Public Schools Hall of Fame Announced

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Honorees highlight best of Nashville, redefine kind of community leadership needed. The Nashville Public Education Foundation will honor four prominent Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools alumni and two distinguished community volunteers at the 11th annual Public Schools … Read More

Blue Ribbon Teacher-Deadline coming soon!

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The deadline to nominate exceptional teachers for the Blue Ribbon Teacher award is approaching soon. Don’t forget to nominate a teacher you know who stands out for leadership, commitment to students or academic results. Recognized teachers … Read More

David Williams joins the NPEF board

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David Williams II, vice chancellor for university affairs and athletics, director of athletics and professor of law, has been appointed to the Nashville Public Education Foundation Board. Williams, who attended public schools growing up in … Read More