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Governor:Steve Sisolak
Superintendent of Public Instruction:Jhone Ebert
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:30.7%
8th grade math:27.4%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:30.6%
8th grade reading:28.2%

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Nevada lawmakers at a joint budget meeting Thursday made deep cuts to school safety initiatives after Democrats proposed to reroute marijuana sales tax funds to pay for education.
May 17, 2019 – AP
The prospects were bright earlier this year for dozens of states to overhaul antiquated formulas and take other big steps on K-12 funding. It’s proven a tricky task.
April 11, 2019 – Education Week
Educational Opportunities and Performance in Nevada
This Quality Counts 2019 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 16, 2019 – Quality Counts
New forces are building around the need for schools and educators to forge deeper connections with families to support student learning.
September 26, 2018 – Education Week
Two Nevada high school classes are getting a deep lesson on the Second Amendment and learning firsthand why the debate over the right to bear arms can be so politically divisive and emotionally fraught.
March 21, 2018 – Education Week
This Quality Counts 2018 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 17, 2018 – Quality Counts
At least 15 states since 2012 have taken legislative action—such as waiving regulations and setting up innovation zones—to encourage personalized learning.
November 8, 2017 – Education Week

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