Glencliff High brings home gold medal from FCCLA national conference

Katie H., a student in the Academy of Hospitality & Marketing at Glencliff High School. She participates actively in Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) at her school. Last summer, she attended the 2011 FCCLA National Leadership Conference and gained distinction in Nutrition & Wellness. During the 2010-2011 school year, I competed in […]

Learning opportunities in arts and communication at Cane Ridge

Kelsey T. is a senior at Cane Ridge High School and a student ambassador for the Academy of Arts and Communication. This academy benefits from the committed support of its academy partners: Fox 17 WZTV, Home Center Network, Country Music Hall of Fame, Bytes of Knowledge, Jerry’s Artarama, and Watkins College of Art, Design, and […]

Creating meaningful business engagement in education in Nashville

Connie Williams has been PENCIL Foundation’s executive director since 1999. PENCIL is a non-profit agency that links community resources with Metro Nashville Public Schools to help young people achieve academic success and prepare for life. Williams was formerly the Director of Shared Information Services for Deloitte & Touche. She currently serves as an adjunct faculty member for […]

Future lawyer at Cane Ridge benefits from Academy of Law

Malik B. from Cane Ridge High School‘s Academy of Law writes in this post about learning foundational principles for starting a career in law. The Academy of Law partners with the Davidson County District Attorney Officeand the Davidson County Department of Juvenile Justice to bring real-world learning opportunities and experiences to students in areas of […]

What is alignment and how does it foster community support for real-world learning in Nashville?

Sydney Rogers is the Executive Director of Alignment Nashville, a non-profit organization in Nashville that supports Metro Nashville Public Schools by bringing the energy and talents of community members and business into partnership with the local system. Rogers previously was the Vice President of Community and Economic Development at Nashville State Community College. In this […]