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Improving Education

School is out for summer, and it's time to talk about education in Southern Nevada.

The Clark County School District ranks at or near the bottom of national rankings in per-pupil funding, graduation rates and it failed to meet federally mandated standards last year. But recently CCSD has improved its dropout rate and turned around some schools.

  • How do you turn around a failing school?
  • Are good teachers born with natural skills, or do they learn to be effective in the classroom?
  • How can Southern Nevada offer a better education to K-12 students?
  • Are there systemic problems holding CCSD back from success?
  • Is this a crisis of leadership? Of funding? Of parental apathy?
  • What would you do to make schools in Southern Nevada better?
In the coming weeks we'll tackle these questions, by talking to teachers, administrators, parents, and education experts from across the country. Send us your thoughts and show ideas to

      Diane Ravitch

      New School Board Members

      Walt Rulffes
      CCSD Teachers

      CCSD Teachers

      Common Sense School Reform

      Adequate Yearly Progress

      Early Childhood Education

      District Leadership

      Race to the Top

      Parental Involvement

      The Future of CCSD

      Diane Ravitch

      Ricardo Esparza

      Low-income and Minority Students in College

      Teach for America

      Turning Around Failing Schools

      Learning with a Master Teacher
      Teach Like a Champion

      Building Better Teachers

      No Parent Left Behind

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