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From Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky: Overview of the reorganization of the Clark County School District-AB 394

Published on Sep 28, 2016 This video is an overview of the reorganization of the Clark County School District. The video includes an introduction, overview, and timeline of events related to AB 394.
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U.S. News & World Report: Can All Students Succeed at Science and Tech High Schools?

By The Hechinger Report | Contributor Sept. 26, 2016, at 4:22 p.m. By Kathleen Lucadamo NEW LONDON, Conn.—When Lou Allen started the Science and Technology Magnet High School of Southeastern Connecticut in 2005, he didn’t woo the state’s top students. Instead, in accordance with state law, admission was based on a lottery. Allen’s goal was to recruit more low-income Hispanic and black students, who for too long were blocked out of schools exclusively for math and science because their grades fell short of perfection. “It’s all strictly luck,” says Allen of New London’s admissions policy. “We take whoever we get[...]
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Las Vegas Review Journal: Nevada Supreme Court Strikes Down Public School Voucher System Established by 2015 Nevada Legislature

By SANDRA CHEREB REVIEW-JOURNAL CAPITAL BUREAU CARSON CITY — The Nevada Supreme Court on Thursday struck down the state’s education savings account law, ruling that while the premise of using taxpayer money for private education was constitutional, the method used to fund the ESA program was not. The high court ordered a permanent injunction against the law — viewed as the most sweeping school choice legislation in the country — that was passed last year on a party-line vote by the Republican-controlled Legislature. GOP legislators who had championed the law pledged to establish a separate funding account and called for[...]
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Article Featuring Nevada Succeeds President Brent Husson

The Stat Pack, a local monthly newsletter focused on Southern Nevada Economy, recently invited President of Nevada Succeeds, Brent Husson, to discuss his reaction to the 2105 Legislative Session, the progress being made in Nevada through key policy initiatives in schools and what areas still need to be addressed to continue to improve our public education system. Connect to the full article: What Keeps a Nevada Education Reform Advocate Up at Night.  
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Legislative Implementation Update #4

Nevada Succeeds brings to you the 4th edition of our Implementation Update; we hope this serves as a useful tool as we continue to monitor the progress made with each education bill passed during the 2015 Legislative Session. For some of the more controversial bills, we understand there will be many points of view on how they may help or hurt our education system. If you have any thoughtful feedback on this commentary, we would love to hear from you and may publish it here in future editions. We are trying to get all of the information right, so if[...]
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Legislative Implementation Update #3

Nevada Succeeds Implementation/Regulations Update With so many new education bills being passed by the legislature this session, we decided to put together a weekly update that will come to you each Friday to track how key policies are being implemented and regulated. New additions will be in italics and at the top of the update list. We have added in another part to each bill explaining the rationale on how it is supposed to help improve student achievement in our state. For some of the more controversial bills, we understand there will be many points of view on how they[...]
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Legislative Implementation Update #2

Welcome to the second edition of Nevada Succeeds Legislative Implementation Update. This week, we are adding in another part to each bill explaining the rationale on how it is supposed to help improve student achievement in our state. For some of the more controversial bills, we understand there will be many points of view on how they may help or hurt our education system. If you have any thoughtful feedback on this commentary, we would love to hear from you and may publish it here in future editions. The following is a key to help you navigate the update: Blue-Charter[...]
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Legislative Implementation Update #1

With so many new education bills being passed by the legislature this session, we decided to put together a weekly update to monitor how key policies are being implemented and regulated. Each week, we will make sure to highlight the most recent changes by placing those bills at the top of the list. We have categorized each bill into a one of five main areas of focus which will provide more clarity as to how each piece of legislation relates to the broader agenda. Below you will see a key highlighting the color that indicates these groupings: Blue: Charter Green:[...]
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From School Board President Cranor to Deputy Superintendent Wooden: Thank You

Nevada Succeeds always likes to highlight the partnerships and collaborations that are moving Nevada forward. Yesterday morning, Clark County School Board Trustees Erin Cranor and Stavan Corbett jointly hosted a meeting of President Cranor’s ongoing “Parents & Community PAC”, where parents and guardians can come and ask questions of not only their Trustee, but of any special guests that are in attendance as well. At yesterday’s meeting, Clark County Deputy Superintendent Kim Wooden was one such special guest. Kim spoke to the 70+ parents and community members in attendance for some 2 hours regarding Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky’s vision for CCSD[...]
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Early Education: The Not-So-Secret Key to a Healthier Nevada

To put it gently, when it comes to early education Nevada has some room for improvement. Only 32% of Nevada’s 3 and 4 year olds attend any kind of early ed schooling, a statistic which includes public, private, religious, and charter schools. Unsurprisingly, this percentage ranks us as the lowest in the country. According to CCSD officials, Clark County, where 3/4 of the state’s school children reside, has some 23K-25K children entering kindergarten every year, with only about a third of these students being serviced by some kind of preschool, a figure which is in line with the state as[...]
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