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Commit to the future of Nashville by investing in our schools.

Every child in Nashville deserves access to a great public education. With the Nashville Public Education Foundation’s Innovation Fund, it’s possible. The Innovation Fund will support initiatives to increase the college-going rate, tackle early childhood deficits, grow teacher and principal talent, and cut the number of underperforming schools. Our investments in these areas will require innovative, outside-the-box thinking.

29%

29%

of our students score a 21 or higher on the ACT, a basic threshold for college readiness.

39%

39%

of students in grades 3 to 8 meet the state standards in reading, and only 47% meet state standards in math.

60%

60%

of our students attend one of the state’s most challenged schools in the state.


Re-imagine what’s possible. Invest in results.

Nashville is fortunate to have such strong private-sector support for its public schools, especially at a time when Nashville is at the forefront of national education reform efforts. The Foundation plays a critical role in marshaling the community and financial support needed for students to succeed.

Karl Dean, Former Mayor of Nashville