Nevada Democrats announce education agenda

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Updated: 1/09/2013 12:21 pm

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada Democrats are unveiling their education priorities for the upcoming legislative session, calling for early development programs for at-risk students and expansion of all-day kindergarten.

They also want to reduce class sizes, end "social promotion" of students and revamp the K-12 funding formula.

Senate Majority Leader Mo Denis and incoming Assembly Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick announced the Democratic priorities at a news conference Wednesday in Las Vegas.

Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval, who has made education reform a cornerstone of his administration, will discuss his own legislative goals when he gives his "State of the State" address next week in Carson City.

Lawmakers convene on Feb. 4.

Republican Senate Minority Leader Michael Roberson of Las Vegas also has called for more funding for English language learner programs in Clark County.


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