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Former Superintendent Tasked With Turning Around Low-Performing Schools


 It appears that Washoe County School District’s loss is Governor Brian Sandoval’s fortune.

In a controversial move, the Washoe County School District fired Superintendent Pedro Martinez last year. That firing was determined to be illegal and he returned to work; however, the board later voted to buy out his contract.

After that back and forth, the governor hired Martinez to oversee what is being called Nevada’s Achievement School District.

The district includes 78 low-performing Nevada schools. Together, those schools form the third largest school district in the state.

Pedro Martinez’s job now won’t be easy: He has to turn these schools around.

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Pedro Martinez, superintendent for Nevada’s new achievement school district

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