Policy Issues in Nevada Education
University of Nevada, Las Vegas. College of Education
Las Vegas (Nev.)
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Problem. Nevada’s capacity for economic recovery in the pandemic’s wake has been jeopardized by COVID-related educational impacts. The diversity of Nevada’s student population and inequitable rates of college participation and degree attainment infer imminent skilled labor shortages. Purpose. Based on the assumptions of prior research, the authors suggest a multi-tiered strategy of policy triage to address workforce pipeline erosion at its weakest juncture, when students transition from high school to college. Recommendations. The paper outlines short-term and long-term policy options that target students and institutions. During school closures, nudge interventions are a low-cost option that sends text messages to remind students about college-related deadlines. Once campuses reopen, students will need increased access to in-person advising. To ensure advising is consistent across institutions, partnerships between K-12 and higher education can be an initial step. Yet, to safeguard the state’s long-term workforce stabil- ity, state-sanctioned changes to educational structures are warranted.
Educational Administration and Supervision | Education Policy
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Relles, S. R.,
Spinrad, M. L.
The COVID-19 Pandemic and its Implications for Nevada’s Future Workforce.
Policy Issues in Nevada Education, 4(1),
Las Vegas (Nev.): University of Nevada, Las Vegas. College of Education.