Join Tara Scarlett, President of the Scarlett Family Foundation for a virtual fireside chat with Emily Freitag, CEO of Instruction Partners.
Instruction Partners is a nonprofit organization that walks arm-in-arm with educators to support great teaching and student learning. Emily and her team work with small school systems, both district and charter, to ensure ALL students have an...Read More
Nashville will truly thrive when every student, no matter where they live in our community, has access to a high-quality school and an outstanding education.
As a city, we have not yet accomplished this goal. But for some Nashville families, the best possible educational fit for their student comes in the form of a public charter school.
When a city can provide several...Read More
Since 1919, Junior Achievement has sought to empower students across the nation with the skills they’ll need to thrive in a global economy, providing lessons on financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and work readiness through engaging, hands-on activities. Today, Junior Achievement reaches approximately 4.9 million students per year – from kindergarten through 12th grade – in all...Read More
In 1993, in its education report card, the Nashville Chamber of Commerce named literacy as a significant issue plaguing Metro Public Schools. 26 years later, this warning has snowballed into what can only be called a public crisis. In the year 2019, seven out of ten third-graders in Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) cannot read at grade level – approximately 4,500 children in total....Read More
Through the work of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee (BBBS), local children in need of guidance and support are provided with strong and enduring one-on-one mentoring relationships. One of BBBS’ school-based programs, the High School Bigs Literacy Program, gives at-risk elementary students the opportunity to be mentored by an exceptional high school student while also working on...Read More