Adequate education funding is only one piece of the puzzle when it comes to promoting quality schools that meet the needs of all Nevada children. Public school children – especially low-income, high needs, academically at-risk, special education and English language learner students – must be provided with an equitable opportunity to learn. ENN’s Equity Now Initiative seeks to:
- Ensure quality services for English Language Learners and students with disabilities;
- Increase parent outreach and engagement;
- Empower parents to effectively advocate for their children’s education rights;
- Work towards closing the achievement gap.
The Equity Now Initiative addresses these areas of concern in a variety of ways, including through parent and community education, impact on the legislative and regulatory process, and advocacy at the school district level for appropriate policies and practices.
Currently, ENN is engaged in the implementation process for the Clark County School District reorganization (Assembly Bill 394), making sure that the civil rights of students and parent engagement are addressed in the regulatory process.