Wednesday, January 19, 2011

One Nashville: community involvement in education

Rita McDonald and Fabian Bedne

From 2003 to 2006, I had the pleasure of working on the Citizens Panel for a Community Report Card - a deep-dive into the city's school system - with the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce. It was a great learning experience and an opportunity to see the ins and outs of how MNPS works. Over many months, we met with everybody from parents to principals to teachers and staff.

One of the people I met during that time was Rita McDonald, who in 2010 became the director of the One Nashville campaign.

One Nashville is a great step in improving education in our district and in our city. One Nashville is for people who believe, like I do, that a successful learning experience doesn't end at the school doors, and that parents and the whole community need to get involved. One of the ways we can get involved - to support Rita, our city, our children, and our schools - is to get connected to One Nashville, and a good first step is to visit their website here.

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