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Nevada Sees Statewide Gains

September 16, 2019

“More than half of Nevada schools are meeting or exceeding performance standards, according to data released late Sunday by the Nevada Department of Education,” reports Jackie Valley for the Nevada Independent. “Education officials heralded the 2019 Nevada School Performance Framework results as more evidence that...

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Smarter Balanced Gets “Thumbs Up” from Federal Officials

July 31, 2018

Stephen Sawchuk reports for Education Week that Nevada’s use of the Smarter Balanced test, “one of the major providers of tests measuring the Common Core State Standards,” has “met all of the U.S. Department of Education’s requirements for grades 3-8.” This represents the first time...

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State Plan Submissions and Drafts

October 17, 2017

Approved State Plans Alabama: Final Plan Approved (5/7/18) Alaska: Final Plan Approved (5/16/18) Arizona: Final Plan Approved (9/6/17) Arkansas: Final Plan Approved (1/16/18) Colorado: Final Plan Approved (5/7/18) Connecticut: Final Plan Approved (8/15/17) Delaware: Final Plan Approved (8/2/17) District of Columbia: Final Plan Approved (8/28/17) Georgia:...

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U.S. Dept. of Ed Approves NV, NJ, and NM’s ESSA Plans

August 9, 2017

The Dept. of Education approved Nevada, New Jersey, and New Mexico’s ESSA plans. States must implement their plans for the 2017-2018 school year.

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NV Teacher of the Year Emphasizes Importance of Community Input on ESSA Implementation

January 27, 2017

2016 Nevada Teacher of the Year John Tierney published an opinion piece on the importance of community input on the state’s ESSA implementation plan. Tierney called for Nevadans to go “all-in for the future of public education,” and to join him in his efforts to...

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Releases State ESSA Primers

May 16, 2016

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s primers include individual state by state accountability system fact sheets, which detail each state’s current accountability system, what could change under ESSA, and what to be asking state leaders. See details about your state here.

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NV Considers New Indicators to Measure Career Readiness

April 5, 2016

Nevada Superintendent Steve Canavero indicated at the CCSSO annual legislative conference that the state is considering using industry recognized credentials or certificates as an indicator to measure career readiness into their accountability systems. Read more here.

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