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Governor:Brian Sandoval
Superintendent of Public Instruction:Keith Rheault
Quality Counts state grade:C-
Pre-K-12 enrollment:437,149
Number of school districts:18
Number of public schools:645
Number of public school teachers:21,839
Unadjusted education spending per student:$8,376
Percent minority students:61.3%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:50.3%
Percent of students with disabilities:11.0%
Percent of English-language learners:19.1%
NAEP Mathematics 2011 percent proficient
4th grade math:34.0%
8th grade math:28.3%
NAEP Reading 2011 percent proficient
4th grade reading:27.3%
8th grade reading:30.3%

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Newly mandated tests are sometimes doing double duty as exit exams or accountability gauges.
October 28, 2014 - Education Week
School funding, class size, and governance are among the issues facing voters on various education-focused state initiatives, referendums, and amendments.
October 7, 2014 - Education Week
The situation is raising a tangled web of questions about state educational databases, federal student-privacy laws, and common-core standards.
June 10, 2014 - Education Week
The national teachers' union is imploring local affiliates to better engage current and potential members, and has launched a Center for Organizing to provide tools and training.
June 3, 2014 - Education Week
Aaron Grossman steered Washoe County's efforts to implement curriculum standards by eschewing commercial interpretations of the standards and enlisting teachers to figure out what works for them.
March 3, 2014 - Education Week
Las Vegas, Tampa, and Dallas showed the fastest growth among districts where charter enrollment tops 10 percent, a study says.
November 14, 2012 - Education Week
Just three states—Idaho, Illinois, and Nevada—still await word on flexibility under the No Child Left Behind Act.
August 3, 2012 - Education Week
The National Center for Education Statistics is rechecking data on about 5,000 high schools after faulty information from the federal agency led to erroneous rankings for the high schools on U.S. News & World Report's "Best High Schools" list.
May 16, 2012 - Education Week
Paper textbooks might soon go the way of the slide rule and typewriter as the Clark County School District launches a $790,050 iPad program, one of the largest of its kind in the nation.
October 18, 2011 - Education Week

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