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ACTIONN hard at work improving education in northern Nevada
by Tribune Staff
Apr 22, 2013 | 1652 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
SPARKS — Acting in Community Together in Organizing Northern Nevada (ACCTIONN), a faith-based organization aimed at improving education and creating jobs, held a public assembly to push for implementation of parent-teacher home visits on April 2 at the Unitarian Universalist of Northern Nevada. More than 200 leaders from 32 faith communities (including St Paul Episcopal and Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Sparks) joined together to support improving education in northern Nevada.

ACTIONN leader Daphne DeLeon, from St Teresa of Avila Catholic Community, requested a yes or no answer to support this year’s request by Superintendent of Washoe County Schools, Pedro Martinez, for funding for $200,000 for parent-teacher home visits. Both Washoe County School Board of Trustees President Barbara Clark and Board of Trustees Member Estela Gutierrez agreed to do so, as well as to support increases in funding for the next five years.

The action plan for parent teacher home visits developed by ACTIONN was presented by George Hardaway, ACTIONN organizer, and Patricia Eisenberg, and includes, “At least 51 percent of the teachers in the participating schools volunteer to do home visits” and “Each participating teacher agrees to do at least 10 home visits and debrief the visits.”

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