The Coalition on Coalitions (CoCs) supports NAMM members and their networks working on state-level music and arts education advocacy efforts. The Nevada network provides tactics, resources and best practices to move and improve state-level policies, funding and advocacy for music and arts education.
The Nevada Coalition is engaging members of the greater Arts Education community including NAMM members, arts education organizations, educators, principals, parents, and community to become part of a statewide network to advocate for the support of arts education as it relates to the Nevada's ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) Plan. Please join us by adding your name and contact information here.
- The Nevada Superintendent of Public Instruction has called upon a group of stakeholders from across the state to serve as an Advisory Group in the development of a state education plan. With the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) at the federal level Nevada now has unprecedented control over its PreK-12 education vision. The Advisory Group - composed of parents, teachers, principals, superintendents, students , and business groups - will come together to outline a path forward tailored to meeting the unique needs of Nevada students. For more information and an up-to-date schedule, visit here.
Appropriate personnel at Clark County School District and Washoe County School District, representing the vast number of arts education programs in the state, have been contacted regarding the work of several of the ESSA committees. Outreach to the Elko County School District is also being planned. A statewide notification system is in the process of being established to educate all to the ESSA opportunities. In addition, as the ESSA Plan is presented throughout the state, we will look to the members of the arts education communities to attend these meetings.
An Action Alert will be going out to members of the greater Nevada Arts Education community to engage participants in the review process of Nevada's ESSA plan.