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Reports and Committees

Recognizing that improving our public schools is a community-wide issue, Mayor Karl Dean has made it a priority to engage members of the public in his work on education, including teachers, parents, businesses, nonprofits and other parts of our local government. In fact, after taking office in 2007, one of his first actions as mayor was to hold a series of education-related town hall meetings at public schools across Davidson County to hear ideas from concerned citizens. 

To delve deeper into specific areas of education, Mayor Dean has put together several committees made up of a diverse collection of community members who have volunteered their time towards these issues. The groups and their resulting work created to date include: 

Child and Youth Master Plan: A comprehensive and long-term blueprint, created through an open community-wide process in 2010, aimed at ensuring a successful future for every young person from birth to adulthood.  

Early Childhood Education: An 18-member Advisory council on Early Childhood Development and Early Education charted with identifying needs and gaps in services for Davidson County’s youngest children. The committee delivered a report to the mayor in 2011. 

Mayor’s Advisory Council on Exceptional / Special Education: This advisory council issues annual reports with recommendations for improvements to the education of students with disabilities. 

Project for Student Success: A 40-member task force charged with developing ways to reduce the number of students dropping out of Metro Nashville Public Schools. The task force members presented their recommendations to Mayor Dean in June 2008.