LAS VEGAS, NV – A panel discussion on Thursday, March 6 will discuss a new national report released by the Education Law Center that examines the fairness of education funding across the country. The report, released on February 5, 2014, looks at whether a state’s education funding system ensures equal education opportunity and accounts for needs generated by student poverty. Nevada’s education funding scheme was found to be the most regressive in the country.

WHAT: Is School Funding Fair in Nevada?
WHEN: Thursday, March 6, 2014, noon to 2 p.m.
WHERE William S. Boyd School of Law, Moot Court Facility
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89154

Free and open to the public. Registration is required at

A panel of experts will discuss the implications for Nevada school districts and for the state’s poorest schools. The panel includes:

  • David Sciarra, Executive Director of the Education Law Center, which authored the fairness report card.
  • Ruben Murillo, President of the Nevada State Educators Association.
  • Staci Pratt, Legal Director of the ACLU of Nevada.
  • Senator Moises Denis, Majority Leader of the Nevada State Senate and Chair of the Task Force on K-12 Public Education Funding.

Is School Funding Fair in Nevada? is sponsored by the American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada, the Education Law Center, UNLV’s College of Education, and the William S. Boyd School of Law.

The report, Is School Funding Fair? A National Report Card, is available at