The school year begins in a couple of weeks. And in Clark County, it will start with a new superintendent and new funding for English Language Learners. We'll discuss those issues, along with school rankings and summer learning loss, with experts, teachers and educational leaders.
Upon his selection in 2011, Superintendent Dwight Jones was hailed as a bold reformer charged with improving a troubled district that ranked as one of the worst in the nation. During his tenure, he introduced changes and implemented turnaround plans at several struggling Clark County schools. Now, only two years into a four-year contract, he's abruptly leaving his post to care for his ailing mother.