Academies Showcased at National Governor's Association Meeting

This past week, Governor's from across the country joined together at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville for the National Governor's Association's (NGA) 106th Summer Meeting. While there were a number of highlights from the annual meeting including a session with Vice President Joe Biden and private concerts from some of country music's greatest, Nashville was showcased for more than it's hospitality. Academy Ambassadors were a part of the National Governor's Association presentation. Students showcased their individual academies and projects developed.

McGavock High School Principal, Robbin Wall, and business partner, Lucia Folk from CMT, were invited to the Education and Workforce Committee on Friday to present about the Academies of Nashville. The Education and Workforce Committee has jurisdiction over issues in the area of education (including childhood, K-12, and postsecondary) as well as in the area of workforce development. Members of the committee ensure that the governor's views are represented in the shaping of federal policy. Members of the committee heard about the transformation in teaching and learning, high school redesign, and business and civic engagement in Metro Nashville Public Schools since the Academies of Nashville began.  Watch Wall and Folk's presentation below.