Under development is a community Literacy Center to assist students and families. Every Victory School offers pre-k classes and additional literacy programs and learning strategies. Furthermore, teachers will utilize an assessment tool that tracks student achievement and drives instruction with real time data, allowing parents access to regular and timely student performance. Attend the CCBC Annual Education Forum on October 26th for more updates on Victory, Turnaround Schools, and other legislative mandates currently in development.
Currently, a workgroup is tasked with providing recommendations for teacher licensure requirements as a result of Assemblyman Harvey Munford’s multicultural education bill passing. Changes are also underway to ensure that statewide standards adhere to the new law requiring ethnic diversity. Our diverse student population will better identify with future curriculum and benefit from the cultural competency training of teaching staff.
Several workgroups are either underway or in development to implement additional key bills to student achievement including Read By 3 that should dramatically improve student achievement by requiring individual literacy plans for any student not yet proficient by the age of 3. AB165 provides scholarships to low income students to help supplement costs of private school tuition. In combination with the Education Savings Account (ESA) funds, it is intended to help supplement tuition costs. Applications are required for ESA funds and can be found at http://www.nevadatreasurer.gov/SchoolChoice/Home/ and visit www.CCBlackCaucus.com to learn about additional education reforms passed this legislative session, and Education Forum details.
Yvette Williams is a community advocate and Chair/Founder of the Clark County Black Caucus, a non-partisan community organization driven 100% by volunteer members registered to vote. Follow her Blog at www.YvetteBWilliams.com and on twitter @YvetteBWilliams or contact her at ClarkCountyBlackCaucus@gmail.com for more information.