NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Reading proficiency tops the list of challenges for Metro Nashville Public Schools, according to the 2016 report card.
The annual report from the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce was released Monday, and most of the issues focused on literacy.
The chamber did praise Metro Schools for committing to effective governance and for increasing the city’s education funding.
“Literacy has to be our priority. The data is clear that we have work to do in that area, so making sure that our teachers are strong and are able to effectively teach and we’re providing them support, and also collectively coming together as a city to look at we make this a literacy-rich district, is something we need to focus on,” said Director of Schools Dr. Shawn Joseph.