Mayor Megan Barry announces Nashville literacy collaborative focused on young kids

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Nashville city leaders will immediately begin fulfilling one of the recommendations put forth by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2016 Education Report Card, Mayor Megan Barry announced Monday during an event held to unveil the report.

Barry told those gathered at the Adventure Science Center that Nashville schools and the city would develop a new collaborative bringing together city leaders and nonprofits to support a birth-to-third-grade literacy initiative to get students on target in reading efforts at an earlier age.

“This is education the Nashville way,” Hunt said. “It’s about getting great people together around the table and getting on the same page around a vision and strategy and address whatever needs there are.”

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