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Parent advocacy group brainstorms education funding options

The statistics are staggering: Nevada ranks last in education funding, and the state’s graduation rate – 63 percent – ranked 48th, nationally. To combat numbers such as these, a grass-roots parent advocacy group, HOPE (Honoring Our Public Education), has sprung up in Southern Nevada in the past couple years.

Elevating education: Nonprofit opens northwest headquarters to prep kids for school

The Las Vegas-based nonprofit Children’s Advocacy Alliance says 70 percent of 3- and 4-year-olds in Nevada do not attend a preschool program. For the past 15 years, another Las Vegas-based nonprofit, Family to Family Connection, has been giving a boost to such children. In early October, Family to Family opened a new headquarters in the northwest.

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