Nev. Acts on Teacher Evaluations in Race to Top Bid
Nevada lawmakers Wednesday passed a bill lifting a roadblock to Nevada's eligibility for competitive federal education grants.
SB2 was approved in the Senate on a 16-5 vote, with four Republicans, including Senate Minority Leader Bill Raggio voting with the Democratic majority. The bill was immediately referred to the Assembly, where it was approved unanimously, 42-0.
The bill removes 15 words from state law that banned student tests scores from being used in teacher evaluations. The law had made Nevada ineligible to apply for President Obama's "race to the top" education grants, designed to spur...
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