Nevada Law Blocks Stimulus Education Funds
Nevada is ineligible to compete for millions of dollars in stimulus education funding because of a state law pushed by the teachers union.
The law prohibits student achievement data from being used in teacher evaluations. That means the state isn't eligible to enter the Obama administration's Race to the Top, a $4.3 billion competition for states trying to turn around failing schools.
State superintendent Keith Rheault says Nevada won't apply for the first round of funding because of the law, which would need a special...
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