Two in three of Nashville’s third-graders cannot read on grade level – a challenge Nashville has wrestled with for more than two decades. That’s why, for the first time, civic, nonprofit and philanthropic organizations have come together to address the problem. The group, the Nashville Literacy Collaborative (NLC), has created an actionable, measurable plan to double the number of third-graders who read on grade level by 2025 through the “Blueprint for Early Childhood Success.”
Dr. Shawn Joseph and MNPS Board Members announced today two new Department of Education grants received by Metro Schools. These grants come on the heels of another $15 million magnet schools grant Metro Schools received last week.