Nevada Joins List of ‘Fire Wall’ States on Achievement and Pay

By Stephen Sawchuk — August 17, 2009 1 min read
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This morning I was perusing the comments that have been filed to date on the proposed guidelines on the Race to the Top grants, and was surprised to discover one from an administrator in Washoe County, Nev., who pointed to a section of the state code that appears to put it out of contention for RTTT funds.

NRS 386.650 states that information in the state’s longitudinal database ... “must be used for the purpose of improving the achievement of pupils and improving classroom instruction but must not be used for the purpose of evaluating an individual teacher or paraprofessional.”

I did a Google search and found just one story on the issue. All that attention on neighboring California seems to have overshadowed Nevada’s law.

But I’m betting it hasn’t escaped the Obama administration’s watchful eye.

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A version of this news article first appeared in the Teacher Beat blog.