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Governor:Brian Sandoval
Superintendent of Public Instruction:Steve Canavero
Quality Counts state grade:D
Pre-K-12 enrollment:459,189
Number of school districts:19
Number of public schools:702
Number of public school teachers:21,656
Unadjusted education spending per student:$8,414
Percent minority students:64.9%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:52.2%
Percent of students with disabilities:11.7%
Percent of English-language learners:16.4%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:31.9%
8th grade math:26.1%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:29.0%
8th grade reading:27.4%

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More than a third of U.S. states have created school voucher programs that bypass thorny constitutional and political issues by turning them over to nonprofits that rely primarily on businesses to fund them. But the programs are raising questions about transparency and accountability at a time when supporters are urging that they be expanded into a federal program.
August 11, 2017 – AP
Legal challenges and shifting politics have halted Nevada's groundbreaking education savings accounts program. Will pushback there spill over to other states?
June 21, 2017 – Education Week
Some early feedback offer clues about how strict or flexible the U.S. Department of Education will be in interpreting parts of the Every Student Succeeds Act as it decides whether to approve state blueprints.
June 21, 2017 – Education Week
Legal challenges and shifting politics have halted Nevada's groundbreaking education savings accounts program. Will pushback there spill over to other states?
June 9, 2017 – Education Week
A broader funding base gives states more tools to improve public education, writes Steve Canavero, Nevada’s superintendent of public instruction.
May 31, 2017 – Education Week
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February 8, 2017 – Education Week
This Quality Counts 2017 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 4, 2017 – Quality Counts
The state’s Supreme Court strikes down the funding mechanism for Nevada’s groundbreaking education savings account program, a little more than a year after lawmakers enacted it.
October 5, 2016 – Education Week

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