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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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Teacher shortages have continued in a number of regions, prompting legislative and administrative action.
August 24, 2016 – Education Week
Eight states will work to create standards and policies for how to teach social and relational skills in K-12 schools.
August 24, 2016 – Education Week
Nevada officials approved another $125,000 for a high-profile outside law firm that's helping state lawyers defend a voucher-style education program in court, bringing the total payout to the legal team up to $545,000.
August 9, 2016 – AP
A year after state lawmakers moved to break up the nation’s fifth-largest school district, a new plan instead would reorganize and decentralize it.
August 3, 2016 – Education Week
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 13, 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 27, 2016 – Education Week

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