City Leaders Prioritize Big Gains in Third-Grade Literacy

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In coordination with the Mayor’s Office and Director of Schools Dr. Shawn Joseph, a new effort kicks off this month to bring greater focus, bolder thinking and a collective approach to tackling Nashville’s early literacy rates. The Nashville Literacy Collaborative – formed by the Nashville Public Education Foundation (NPEF) and the Nashville Public Library (NPL) – is a six-month effort to sharpen the community’s focus on the issue and chart a course that can bring about accelerated progress. The effort includes commissioned research to map existing community resources invested in early literacy efforts and help shape a larger community response. … Read More

Back to School, Back to Simon: Shoppers Invited to ‘Find Your Style’ at Simon This Fall

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Opry Mills and Lebanon Premium Outlets today kicked off their 2016 Back To School season with a TV commercial and digital video campaign, encouraging shoppers to ‘find your style’ while reflecting on their past first days of school and the outfits that were the height of fashion in the ʼ80s and ʼ90s. The campaign will be amplified through social media using the hashtag #tbtbts (Throw Back Thursday Back To Simon), inviting people to share their most memorable back-to-school photos for a chance to win Simon gift cards and a $5,000 shopping spree. A campaign at Simon centers, targeted at teens, will … Read More