June 29, 2015
A new report says education spending in Nevada has increased at a higher rate than the national average.
But experts say the state still ranks near the bottom of
per-pupil spending, and note that much of increased funding is used
to meet the demands of a growing population.
A U-S Census Bureau report says public school districts across
the country spent an average 82-hundred-87 dollars per student last
year, up three-point-three percent from the previous years.
Nevada ranked 46th nationally, spending 63-hundred-99 dollars.
That was up five-point-two percent from a year earlier, when that
state ranked 47th.
Educators and administrators say a lot of new money appropriated
for schools goes toward construction, hiring new teachers and