At the Scarlett Family Foundation, we work towards the goal of one day seeing 100% of our high school graduates prepared for college or career. But in Metro Nashville in 2019, reality is very far from that goal. The numbers tell us that too few high school graduates hit the mark of college and career ready – and in some schools, the number is too low to even report.
In our MNPS...Read More
In Nashville, a child’s path to a high-quality
school may extend far beyond his or her neighborhood block. That’s because, in Davidson
county, families have the ability to take charge of their own education pathway
through the school choice process. Access to school choice helps to ensure that
families can choose the best possible fit for their children’s unique needs; and
Nashville parents...Read More
For most Middle Tennessee students, the school day doesn’t end when the final bell rings – it follows them home, where they’ll continue to build on their classroom learning through homework assignments. But in this setting, there is no teacher on hand to help if the student faces a stumbling block, and parents or guardians may not be able to provide the guidance needed.
Since 1990,...Read More
The last two years of middle school are crucial in preparing students for the greater responsibility and academic rigor of high school. If students fall behind in seventh or eight grade, they have that much more to catch up before being ready for college or career. Many never do.
The Martha O’Bryan Center’s Academic Student Union at Stratford Middle is working to fill this need and engage...Read More
Following Nashville Students’ Educational Journeys
Through the release of our Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) Cluster Profiles, the Scarlett Family Foundation hoped to share data in a clear, concise format, and use this information to help tackle some of our city’s most pressing education questions, including: what happens to proficiency levels as students progress through their...Read More