The purpose of education is to ensure that all students gain access to knowledge, skills, and information that will prepare them to contribute to America’s communities and workplaces. The central purpose becomes more challenging as schools accommodate students with increasingly diverse backgrounds and abilities. As we strive to meet these challenges, the involvement and cooperation of educators, parents, and community leaders is vital for the creation of better and more inclusive schools.
The Nevada Partnership for Inclusive Education (Nevada PIE) brings together the talents and resources of:
The Clark County School District, The Nevada System of Higher Education,
parents, corporations and community leaders.
This unique public-private partnership began in 2003 and has been recognized as a
“National Role Model” by the U.S. Department of Education.
Inclusive Practices Symposium-
This five-hour professional development event, held on the UNLV campus in April, offered curriculum/training for both novice and experienced educators on furthering inclusion on school campuses.
Content on unwrapping standards, adapting curriculum and implementing social-emotional interventions was presented by UNLV faculty.
Celebration of Inclusive Practices-
This community-wide celebration, held on September 12th and generously underwritten by Caesars Entertainment, recognized Inspirational Achievers (students) and Inspiring Educators (teachers) who have excelled in furthering inclusive practices in their classrooms and on their school campuses.
Nevada PIE has existed because of the generous support from many corporations, foundations and families across the community, including Caesars Entertainment, The Adelson Family Foundation, MGM Resorts International, The Dream Fund, KB Home, NV Energy, Cash America/SuperPawn, United HealthCare, The Dave Rice Foundation, CenturyLink, The Public Education Foundation, Sunbelt Broadcasting Company, St. Rose Dominican Hospitals, and many more. We extend sincere gratitude for their support and commitment to improving public education in their community.
“Because we find strength in diversity, Caesars supports community-based programs that serve a diverse population. Nevada PIE is a shining example of ‘best practices’ in our community: by bringing innovative ideas and resources to our schools, it is expanding possibilities for our diverse population and making a powerful difference in the lives of thousands of local students.” Jan Jones Blackhurst, Member of the Board of Directors for Caesars Entertainment
“The Clark County School District is so fortunate to have community partners in Nevada PIE! In order to increase student achievement, students must have access to grade level curriculum in a general education classroom. Nevada PIE promotes the inclusion of students and highlights the outstanding practices utilized in our classrooms. This is essential to ensure that ‘Every Student in Every Classroom, Without Exceptions, Without Excuses’ is ‘Ready by Exit!’ Pat Skorkowsky, Former Superintendent, Clark County School District
“Although it may sound simple, successful interaction between a student and a teacher is where true education reform takes place. Since 2003, Nevada PIE has been leading community efforts to empower teachers and schools with tools and skills to improve the student-teacher relationship and plant the seeds of education reform. I’m proud to be a part of this positive reform in our public school system.” Punam Mathur, Executive Director, Elaine Wynn and Family Foundation
“Nevada PIE is doing an amazing job of providing schools with expanded strategies and resources to help all students fulfill their potential, and I am happy to devote my time and energy to furthering this important endeavor. When we can see each child as an individual, and celebrate each child’s strengths and abilities, we will all be richer for it in our community.” Sandy Miller, former First Lady of Nevada
“Everyone, at some time, has felt excluded by not understanding something that seems simple to others. Inclusive education is about bringing different approaches to all learners so that everyone is always included in all conversations. I can think of no other group in Nevada that has made such a systemic change in how we accomplish inclusive education!” Tom Pierce, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, UNLV Department of Educational and Clinical Studies
Please continue to check back for details on the 2024 Inclusive Practices Symposium.
For more information, please contact Stacey Allen at 702-496-4564 or firstname.lastname@example.org.