For Immediate Release Media Contact: Kate Templeton The National Institute for Urban School Improvement (NIUSI) 1380 Lawrence Street, Ste 625 Denver, CO 80204 Phone: 303-556-3990 Fax: 303-556-6141 Press Release The National Institute for Urban School Improvement (NIUSI) honors Clark County Schools/ Las Vegas Partnership for Inclusive Schools. Washington DC, May 5-6, 2005: Four Las Vegas leaders represented the Las Vegas partnership: Rhonda Glyman, the Co-Chair & Founder of the Nevada Partnership for Inclusive Education; Glenn Schaeffer, the President of Mandalay Resort Group; Tom Pierce, from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas; and Charlene Green, Associate Superintendent Student Support Services, Clark County Public Schools. NIUSI proudly honors these individuals and groups for their hard work and dedication to creating inclusive schools. NIUSI partners with the following school systems: Chicago, Cincinnati, Clark County-Las Vegas, Denver, District of Columbia, Hacienda-La Puente, Houston, Miami-Dade, and the New York City Department of Education, Regions 10 & 75. NIUSI’s headquarters are located in Denver, CO on the campus of the University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center. For more information or to contact NIUSI go to www.urbanschools.org . The NIUSI mission is to develop powerful networks of urban districts and schools that embrace and implement a data-based, continuous improvement approach for inclusive practices.