In 2017, Metro Schools, Mayor Megan Barry, the Nashville Public Library, and the Nashville Public Education Foundation convened a group of approximately 20 community partners to develop a citywide plan and timeline to ensure early-grade literacy achievement. The group released their report—A Blueprint for Action—in October 2017. Its goal was to double the number of third graders reading proficiently by 2025. The Nashville Area Chamber and several members of the 2016 Education Report Committee were part of the planning committee. Additionally, MNPS developed a literacy plan to serve as a guide for its efforts to increase student proficiency in literacy and provide a consistent framework for teachers, principals, central office staff, parents, community members and other stakeholders.