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 every student, regardless of their zip code, has a quality teacher in their classroom
- Ensure students in all districts, whether urban or rural, have the same learning opportunities and attend safe schools.
- Decrease the achievement gap between majority and minority students, ELL and non-ELL, special education.
- Ensure every student and parent regardless of their cultural background, is fully engaged by their school community
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.