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Nevada is Betting on, not Blaming, its Charter School Sector

Monday, June 10, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Jason Zwara
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In an era of heightened partisanship around charter schools, Nevada’s recently enacted package of reform bills proves that hostile politics don’t have to be part of the narrative.

Instead, Nevada is making improvements where needed and putting kids first.

Many of the bills make minor tweaks on issues like transparency, special education services, and accountability. While these are small changes, collectively, these provisions will significantly strengthen Nevada’s charter school law.

Minor Improvements, Big Impact

The bills strengthen transparency by adopting a number of best practices, such as clear reporting guidelines and templates, disaggregating annual performance data, and requiring regular site visits by authorizers. NACSA has studied and shown how top-performing authorizers embrace many of these practices. Now Nevada will ensure that all authorizers abide by these practices as well.

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