Advocate

The Education Alliance develops and communicates best practices and initiatives that support career and education goals.  We achieve this by:

  • Providing research to support educational achievement for Pre-K to 12th grade, higher education, and career pathways;
  • Providing opportunities for collaboration between education and students, parents, families, businesses, and civic leaders; and,
  • Developing strategies to advocate for educational achievement.

The Education Alliance stands on four pillars: Partners in Education; the Run for Education; Principal/Executive for a Day; and the P-16 Advocacy Council. The P-16 Advocacy Council is comprised of education and business leaders, meets monthly, (more often as Task Groups), as systemic opportunities are identified to improve the quality of education in our community.

A primary example of improvements made from the actions of the P-16 Advocacy Council is the Diploma Program. Many states require two years of lab science and three years of math to earn a standard high school diploma. P-16 lobbied the Nevada State Department of Education to increase the requirements to three years of lab science and four years of math, which has been adopted in Washoe County.

The P-16 Advocacy Council has earned the state-wide reputation as a trusted voice in education due to the Council’s diligent research and recommendations to improve the educational landscape. Members from the Education Alliance Board, officials from higher education, and members of the business community all contribute to this dynamic Council.

To learn more about P-16 and their current projects, please contact us at 775.353.6950.

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