Clark County School District Chief Walt Rulffes joins us to talk about the
host of issues facing educators and schools in Southern Nevada. We talk
about the empowerment schools program, federal aid that will require a
change in state law so that test scores can be used to assess teacher
quality, raises for classroom teachers, school construction and pending
"Brown Soup Thing" is a comedy-drama about a comfortably disconnected
Filipino American family. In order to raise her unacceptable A- average, 10
year-old Lita must submit a video project about what it means to be a
Filipino in America.
The debate about college dropouts has been long on rhetoric and short on
facts. Former college presidents William Bowen and Michael McPherson have
written a book Crossing the Finish Line to try and quantify the real
problems students have in finishing college.
Hundreds of children are in foster care but in that system they barely learn
the skills they need live as adults. To fill that gap, "Project Elevate" has
given them a crash course and linked them with life coaches who try to stand
in to help the young adults as they navigate the world.
President Obama has called on the nation's students to take responsibility
for their own education. But how hard is that in a large school district
like Clark County? Can students excel without the resources and language
skills they need to succeed? Local education experts explain what is
needed to succeed and John L.