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Latest Nevada Education Feature
Beyond The Basics: Education in Nevada
By Jennifer Rachel Baumer
Originally published: http://www.nevadabusiness.com/2017/05/beyond-education-nevada/
Education is critical to Nevada’s workforce, economy and lifestyle. But Nevada’s public education ranks at or near the bottom of national rankings, and only 30 percent of Nevadans hold post-secondary education degrees or certificates.
In the K-12 system, rankings are created from more indicators than simply academic, according to Traci Davis, superintendent, Washoe County School District (WCSD). Rankings are about funding per capita, compared to national figures, and about whether parents have post-secondary education experience, how the topic of school is treated in the home, and whether English is the first language spoken there. [Read the full story.]
Recent Nevada Education Features
On Campus or Online: Opportunities for Executive Education in Nevada
Ask the administrator of an executive education program why an individual would spend the money and take the time to earn an advanced degree in business, and the answer comes back threefold. [Read More]
The Evolution of Medical Education in Nevada
In November, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) School of Medicine began accepting applications and interviewing students who will start their medical school education in summer 2017. [Read More]
Education Outlook: Addressing the Tough Questions
Students are more than test scores, they’re the future of Nevada’s population and workforce. Schools are more than buildings, they are part of the state’s economy and essential to economic development. [Read More]
Raising the Grade: Higher Education in the Silver State
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Nevada Education Resources
Nevada Department of Education: With a mission to improve student achievement and educator effectiveness by ensuring opportunities, facilitating learning, and promoting excellence.
Nevada Annual Reports of Accountability: This website will provide you with State, district and school level data via customizable reports.
Nevada System of Higher Education: Preparing our state's K-12 students for the rigors of a college education through Nevada's adoption of the Common Core State Standards (also known as the Nevada Academic Content Standards) is a top priority for NSHE.