Nashville Literacy Collaborative releases blueprint for early childhood education

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Two in three of Nashville’s third-graders cannot read on grade level – a challenge Nashville has wrestled with for more than two decades. This week, civic, nonprofit and philanthropic organizations are addressing the problem.

The group, the Nashville Literacy Collaborative (NLC), hopes to double the number of third-graders who read on grade level by 2025 through what they call the “Blueprint for Early Childhood Success.” The group is comprised of members of the Nashville Public Library (NPL) and the Nashville Public Education Foundation (NPEF).

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