Report Card Ranks NV Education Policies Number One

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

LAS VEGAS (AP) - An advocacy group that rates state education policies has given Nevada a 'D' grade, but says the state is heading in the right direction with laws passed in 2011.

StudentsFirst issued a report card Monday ranking Nevada education policy 21st in the country. It also classifies Nevada as a "state momentum builder" for laws it says will pave the way for future reforms.

The group praises the state for considering student achievement growth in teacher evaluations, and for developing a performance pay system to be implemented in 2014.

But it criticizes Nevada for allowing seniority to play a significant role in layoffs.

StudentsFirst also wants Nevada to allow mayoral or state control of poor-performing districts.

StudentsFirst is a Sacramento-based group led by former Washington D.C. public schools chief Michelle Rhee.


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