Lynn Warne, president of the state's teachers union, is stepping down later this summer. Before she does, she's joining us to discuss the departure of Clark County Superintendent Dwight Jones as well as the state's superintendent of public education, James Guthrie.
Dwight Jones left abruptly, barely two years into his position as the superintendent of Clark County Schools. So now the district has to decide where to begin in their search for his replacement. The school board will hold a series of meetings to gather public opinion on the choice. We want to know from you what you want to see in a leader for CCSD.
With layoffs and understaffing contributing to low teacher morale, Clark County Superintendent Dwight Jones says he thinks teachers have done a laudable job staying focused on children, particularly given the many challenges they face.
This year Clark County School District implemented an ambitious plan to turnaround five of its worst performing schools. The schools are Western, Chaparral and Mojave high schools and Hancock and Elizondo elementary schools. The plan included radical changes in the classroom and curriculum as well as the replacement of many teachers, administrators and staff. Has it succeeded? We talk with two principals from turnaround schools about their first year and the challenges they face.
Between 2002 and 2009 Nevada's graduation rate fell from 71 percent to 56 percent. That 15 percentage point drop is the worst among all states according to a new report from the national group, America's Promise Alliance.
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.
The legislative session is over and the cuts to the Clark County School District aren't as bad as expected. With new found money in the state budget the district won't have to make mass layoffs and will even be able to afford to bring back some support staff. While the legislature was busy figuring out what and where to cut CCSD Superintendent, Dwight Jones was busy coming up with a plan for reforms he would like to implement in the district. Dwight Jones joins us to talk about his plan for academic improvement at CCSD and the outcome of the 2011 legislature.
How does Clark County School District superinendent Dwight Jones plan to reform the district? He joins us to explain how his new "growth model" system will work and what parents, students and teachers can expect.
Assembly Bill 64 known as the Graduation Priority Act would make it so that teens seeking to get a drivers license would have to show proof of school attendance or graduation to be allowed to drive. Supporters of the bill say it's aimed at lowering truancy and raising graduation rates by putting incentives on good attendance and grades.