Mayor's Education Initiatives
The Mayor is committed to strengthening Nashville’s public schools and ensuring every child has access to a high-quality public education. The Mayor’s Office Education Policy Advisor, Indira Dammu, works with MNPS and the School Board to strengthen the relationship between our public schools and the Mayor’s Office, while also working with Nashville’s non-profit and educational institutions to promote policies that will spur innovation and support our parents and teachers.
As the 42nd largest school district in the country, 88,000 students are enrolled in Metro Nashville Public Schools. There are 120 different countries represented in the student body. The Mayor believes that each student in this large and diverse group deserves a high-quality education that will prepare them for a successful life. The Mayor is committed to expanding high quality Pre-K, ensuring that all students have access to effective teachers and leaders, helping students continue their education after high school, and funding schools to meet the needs of curriculum, instruction, support services, and capital improvements.
The Mayor believes that the voices of students, teachers, and parents are crucial to this work, and the Mayor actively seeks out formal and informal ways to interact with them and seek their feedback.
The Nashville Talent Hub has released a report on barriers for adults in the Nashville Promise Zone to accessing post-secondary education.