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Governor:Brian Sandoval
Superintendent of Public Instruction:Steve Canavero
Quality Counts state grade:D
Pre-K-12 enrollment:451,831
Number of school districts:19
Number of public schools:653
Number of public school teachers:21,921
Unadjusted education spending per student:$8,339
Percent minority students:63.2%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:52.9%
Percent of students with disabilities:11.5%
Percent of English-language learners:15.1%
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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Right now, Las Vegas schools are short hundreds of teachers. And if those who leave the profession could be described as victims of the shortage, these teachers are the refugees.
May 23, 2016 - AP
The Washoe County, Nev., district is working to develop sophisticated measurements of its comprehensive program to keep students engaged and on track to graduate.
April 12, 2016 - Education Week
The Las Vegas-area district, along with state officials and stakeholders, has had to experiment with a number of increasingly urgent initiatives designed to tap new pools of potential teachers.
January 25, 2016 - Education Week
This Quality Counts 2016 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
December 30, 2015 - Quality Counts
Hundreds of applications pour in as state officials figure out how to manage a program that gives parents a major role in how state K-12 money is spent.
August 25, 2015 - Education Week
Now that state lawmakers have approved a split-up of the Clark County school district, which includes Las Vegas, the question is how to go about doing it.
July 7, 2015 - Education Week
With most legislative sessions complete, the scorecard shows that many states are focused on rebuilding K-12 funding and grappling with the thorny issue of student assessments.
July 7, 2015 - Education Week

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