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Nevada, Clark County student scores remain flat in English and Math proficiency

September 12, 2017 | Written by Meghin Delaney

"Less than half of students in Nevada and Clark County in grades three through eight are proficient in English, and about one-third are proficient in math, according to new data from the state Department of Education."

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Delaney, Meghin. "Nevada, Clark County student scores remain flat in English, and math proficiency". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Las Vegas Review-Journal, 12 September 2017. Web. 13 September 2017.

 

Las Vegas Review Journal

Nevada schools post modest gain in high school graduation rate

October 13, 2016 | Written by Neal Morton

"Despite the higher graduation rate, the actual usefulness of a high school diploma in Nevada remains in question. Only 8 percent of the class of 2016 — the first required to complete the college-entrance ACT exam under a new state mandate — scored well enough to be considered ready for college in four major subject areas. And 57.7 percent of Nevada high school graduates who go onto a public college or university in the state are placed in remediation courses to help them adjust to more rigorous classes later. “We know we need to improve,” Mike Barton, chief student achievement office for Clark County school, said at a news conference Thursday. “How do we do that? Maybe stronger programs that senior year, working in collaboration with the state Department of Education to ensure that students during their senior year are exposed to more mathematics, English (and) reading,” he said."

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Morton, Neal. "Nevada schools post modest gain in high school graduation rate". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Las Vegas Review-Journal, 13 October 2016. Web. 14 October 2016.

 

Las Vegas Review Journal

Nevada education ranked last in nation

July 21, 2014 | Written by Trevon Milliard

"Nevada’s public school system remains dead last in the nation for a third year running, according to an analysis of children’s well-being that was released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation today. “Nevada continues to gain ground, but we remain in 50th place. That’s unacceptable,” said Nevada Superintendent of Public Instruction Dale Erquiaga, calling for more improvement. “We’re changing the way the state department (of education) works and expect districts to do the same.”

Nevada children didn’t fare much better for overall well-being, beating only New Mexico and Mississippi for the umbrella ranking taking into account children’s health, education, economic security and state of families and the community. “I wasn’t surprised at all,” said Rennae Daneshvary, director of Nevada’s portion of the 25th annual Kids Count report, commonly finding Nevada near the bottom of the barrel."

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Milliard, Trevon. "Nevada education ranked last in nation". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Las Vegas Review-Journal, 21 July 2014. Web. 17 October 2016.

Las Vegas Sun

Report says Nevada schools again worst in nation for giving children a chance for success

January 9, 2014 | Written by Paul Takahashi

"A child growing up in Nevada has the lowest chance for academic success in the country, according to a national study released today. For the past two decades, Education Week has published an annual report evaluating school systems in 50 states and Washington, D.C. The 2014 Quality Counts report graded Nevada a “D” on its “chance for success index,” the lowest possible rating. The national average on the index was “C+.” The Silver State scored at the bottom of the nation in terms of students’ “chance for success,” according to the report. When the “chance for success” index was introduced in 2007, Nevada ranked 43rd; its ranking the past five years has been 51st."

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Takahashi, Paul. "Report says Nevada schools gain worst in nation for giving children a chance for success". Las Vegas Sun. Las Vegas Sun, 9 January 2014. Web. 17 October 2016.

Las Vegas Review Journal

Report says Nevada charter schools lag in academic performance

August 13, 2013 | Written by James Dehaven

"Nevada charter school students test worse and spend less time learning than the vast majority of their peers, according to a study released last month by Stanford’s Center for Research on Education Outcomes. The survey, which looked at charter elementary, middle and high schools in 25 states, Washington D.C. and New York City , found that Nevada students lost out on around a half-year’s worth of reading and math instruction compared to charter schoolers elsewhere, dropping 137 days of math and 115 days of reading education over a five-school-year period ending in 2011. The report ranks the state last in terms of overall student achievement, citing math test scores that lag behind more than half of the 5,000 charter schools examined by researchers."

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Dehaven, James. "Report says Nevada charter schools lag in academic performance". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Las Vegas Review-Journal, 13 August 2013. Web. 25 October 2016.

Las Vegas Review Journal

Kids count report puts Nevada last in education

July 25, 2012 | Written by Trevon Milliard

"Nevada's ranking for public education has hit rock bottom, according to a new national study on children's well-being. The Silver State was ranked 50th in the nation despite improvements in key areas, such as the percentage of fourth-graders reading at grade level and eighth-graders who are proficient in math."

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Milliard, Trevon. "Kids count report puts Nevada last in education". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Las Vegas Review-Journal, 25 July 2012. Web. 17 October 2016.

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