CARSON CITY (AP) — A state legislative panel passed an education bill Thursday after the measure was stripped of a provision that would have put a moratorium on the creation of new charter schools in Nevada.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Eight organizations say they'll apply to run schools within Nevada's proposed Achievement School District, which aims to turn at least six of the state's lowest-performing schools into charters.
Charter schools are often seen as a better alternative to traditional public schools. But research has shown that many of them perform the same, or in some cases worse, than non-charter schools. Nevada's new Superintendent of Public Instruction, James Guthrie, says he wants to triple the amount of charters schools run by the state. Last year Gov. Brian Sandoval established a state charter school authority tasked with approving new charter schools. So is the expansion of charters schools a good idea? We'll talk with a panel of experts.
There are people who see charter schools as the answer to our educational woes. But others believe this system of schooling is more of a problem than a solution. Plus, Nevada has fewer charter schools than other southwestern states, but Governor Brian Sandoval wants to change that. What is the future of charter schools in Nevada?
Dwight Jones is now entering his first full school year as the head of the Clark County School District. We sit down and talk with Superintendent Jones about his goals to raise graduation rates as well as getting the community more involved in education, charter schools, ELL programs and more.