NASHVILLE – The State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) today released this statement from President and CEO David Mansouri regarding the Metro Nashville Public Schools announcement of a plan to resume in-person classes:

While some children have done well with learning virtually, research and data show that many other students have struggled academically and socially. In polls conducted by SCORE, Tennessee parents have indicated they want learning options this year. The MNPS plan resumes in-person classes first for the students who most need to learn that way, specifically students with disabilities and elementary students still learning the basics of reading, writing, and math. Reopening in-person learning options is right for students, and we commend MNPS leaders for giving families more choices for balancing safety and learning for their children.