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What’s Next Nevada is a broad-based effort linking Nevada’s education, business, political and non-profit communities, all working together as parents, business operators and dedicated citizens. Each participant is working for the continued transformation of Nevada’s K-16 system, helping further build the foundation for The New Nevada, a comprehensive system that will prepare all of the state’s children for work and citizenship in the coming decades.

The What’s Next Nevada? Leadership Group is co-chaired by Lt. Governor Mark Hutchison and former Secretary of State Ross Miller. The Advisory Group consists of over 60 leaders in business, education and government focused on identifying and implementing specific policies and actions to lead to greater success for our students. During the past four months, this group crafted systemic policy solutions refined by focus groups of parents, teachers, and principals in the areas of: school leadership, teacher retention and recruitment, and school culture.

In May of 2016 we unveiled the recommendations of the coalition and outlined further actions that need to be taken in order to strengthen our schools. Phase II of What’s Next Nevada? was designed to develop an action plan to guide our community in implementing the Phase I recommendations. This work consisted of a rigorous evaluation of the current state of affairs relative to each recommendation, an analysis of the tools that might already exist to help in our work, an analysis of what new tools will or might need to be “built” and an action plan for implementing the recommendations. Download the Phase I Recommendations document and the Phase II Working Action Plan below.

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Download the Recommendations Document

Download the Phase II Working Action Plan


What’s Next Nevada In the Press

Las Vegas Sun: Long-range plan to improve schools demands wide support

8 News Now: Meeting of the minds: Officials, educators meet to improve state’s public school system

LVRJ: Nonprofit group offers ideas for bridging teacher gap

Las Vegas Sun: Group unveils recommendations to fix Nevada schools

Ralston Live: Brent Husson & Glenn Christenson

US News: Teachers Need a Real Career Path

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Download What’s Next Nevada Year 2025 Education Presentation

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Download What’s Next Nevada? Recommendations Presentation

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Download the CAP TeachStrong Presentation


Read the reports that informed the discussion:

White Paper on School Leadership Development

White Paper on Teacher Recruitment and Retention

White Paper on School Climate and Culture


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Download the What’s Next Nevada? Leadership & Advisory Group List