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Nashville PROPEL parents advocate for more personalized learning for their students

Black and Brown parents who make up the membership of Nashville PROPEL, the city’s leading parent advocacy group, urged school officials to develop individualized learning plans. Parent leaders noted that the learning plans could co-exist with the Metro Nashville Public School’s new student dashboard to provide interactive plans that identify a student’s strengths, goals, and areas for improvement.  

“We want them to show their work,” said Sonya Thomas, executive director of Nashville PROPEL and mother of a rising ninth-grader. “Show me your work. What is the problem, how much learning loss does the child have, where is the loss, what’s the possible solution, and then let’s see the plan for tracking that progress.”

Read more about PROPEL’s parent-led advocacy here