The College of Education at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas is in a particularly unique and promising position to affect and inform education locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. The College produces more new educators for Nevada’s schools than any other provider—nearly as many as all other providers combined. Situated in the fifth largest school district in the U.S., the College is deeply and collaboratively engaged with research of and in urban settings. As the largest college of education in the state, the College’s faculty comprises the largest single, non-partisan source of information, models, and new ideas associated with educational practice, research, and policy, and understanding the unique needs of education in Nevada is a top priority for us. The 10 issues summarized in this document have been researched and outlined with the intent of informing thoughtful policy development around particularly acute educational issues in Nevada. The faculty who researched these issues sought to provide policy makers with trustworthy and meaningful summaries on which policy decisions can be made, and legislation can follow, that allows for sustainable, high quality education in Nevada. We hope that those who develop education policy, as well as those responsible for implementing those policies, will find these papers and the availability of the researchers who prepared them to be of benefit.
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Fast Facts: Policy Issues in Nevada Education.
Policy Issues in Nevada Education