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