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Project for Student Success Mayor Dean with Project for Student Success Task Force Members

In December 2007, as one of the first education-related endeavors of Mayor Karl Dean's administration, he convened a 40-member task force called Project for Student Success to develop ways to reduce the number of students dropping out of Metro Nashville Public Schools. The task force sub-divided into four groups, each focused on one of the four key factors research has shown to influence a student's decision to dropout: student risk factors, chronic poor academic performance, family and parental roles, and community risk factors. After six months of work, the task force presented its recommendations to Mayor Dean on June 25, 2008.

Many of Mayor Dean's education-related initiatives have followed from recommendations of the Project for Student Success, including the Metro Student Attendance Center and the Nashville After Zone Alliance. 

Project for Student Success: Report to Mayor Dean
PowerPoint Presentation of Report

View the co-chairs' presentation of the recommendations