Nashville Public Education Foundation Expands Team, Increases Community Outreach

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The Nashville Public Education Foundation (NPEF) has hired four new staff members and elected David Williams as chairman and Wanda Lyle as vice chairwoman of its board of directors. Jennifer Hill has been hired as the NPEF’s policy and programming director, bringing with her nearly two decades of experience in organizational development, talent development and project management. She brings … [Read more...]

Inductees to NPEF Public Schools Hall of Fame Announced

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Renata Soto, co-founder and executive director of Conexión Américas, will receive the Nelson C. Andrews Distinguished Service Award at the Nashville Public Education Foundation’s 12th annual Public Schools Hall of Fame luncheon on Oct. 17. In addition, three prominent Metro Nashville Public Schools alumni – Judge Waverly D. Crenshaw, Jr., Joe Steakley and the Rev. Dr. Becca Stevens – will receive … [Read more...]

Community Leaders Rallying Around Public Schools

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Some of the city’s top civic leaders are joining hands to rally behind a renewed effort to strengthen and improve Nashville’s public schools. A broad cross-section of community leaders, including Mayor Megan Barry and new Director of Schools Dr. Shawn Joseph, are coming together to host the 12th annual Nashville Public Education Foundation (NPEF) Public Schools Hall of Fame on Monday, Oct. 17, at … [Read more...]

Nashville Public Education Foundation, Mayor’s Office Team Up To Listen To Teachers

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The Nashville Public Education Foundation and the Mayor’s Office announced today the formation of a Teacher Cabinet, which will serve as a teacher voice in significant conversations with the Mayor’s Office, NPEF, and other city, philanthropic and private-sector leaders. “Teachers are the backbone of our public school system, which is vital to the success of our city and the children who call it … [Read more...]

NPEF Seeks Community Nominations for Public Schools Hall of Fame Awards

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The Nashville Public Education Foundation is seeking nominations for three awards to be presented at the organization’s 12th Annual Public Schools Hall of Fame Luncheon on Monday, Oct. 17, at the Omni Nashville Hotel. The event has attracted record-breaking crowds the last several years and is increasingly seen as a “coming together” moment for the city to celebrate the importance of strong … [Read more...]

Nashville Public Education Foundation RESET Saturday

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With the future of Nashville public schools at a crossroads, the Nashville Public Education Foundation asked MP&F to lead community outreach for a local education initiative called Project RESET – Reimagining Education Starts with Everyone at the Table. Project RESET is focused on gathering input from the community and studying other cities’ education systems to find a solution to improve … [Read more...]

Nashville Public Education Foundation Takes Reset Saturday On The Road For Summer Series

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Following the success of RESET Saturday on May 30, the Nashville Public Education Foundation (NPEF) has created an interactive traveling display for Nashvillians to continue providing input, featuring elements from the event’s stations. It will be in a different location every week. All information gathered will be shared communitywide, as well as with the new mayor and director of … [Read more...]

RESET Saturday Lifts Hope For Common Education Vision

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MP&F Client Nashville Public Education Foundation hosted RESET Saturday last weekend. More than 500 Nashvillians attended the event and voiced their opinions on public education in Nashville. Read more from The Tennessean: Those in attendance at the Nashville Public Education Foundation's RESET Saturday event shared a similar thought: The day was a start to a broader conversation about … [Read more...]

Country Music Star Hunter Hayes To Perform At Nashville Public Education Foundation’s Hall Of Fame Luncheon

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Country music star Hunter Hayes will perform at the Nashville Public Education Foundation’s 11th annual Public Schools Hall of Fame luncheon on Thursday, May 14, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Hayes is known not only for his music, but also for his commitment to music education and philanthropy. He will be joined by MNPS students during his performance, … [Read more...]

Inductees to Public Schools Hall of Fame Announced

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The Nashville Public Education Foundation (NPEF) will honor four prominent Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools alumni and two distinguished community volunteers at the 11th annual Public Schools Hall of Fame luncheon on Thursday, May 14, at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. The event will highlight the critical role that community and private-sector leaders play in helping … [Read more...]