School accountability reports released, 5 star schools in NV down

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Updated: 9/16/2013 6:00 pm
RENO, Nev. (KRNV & -- Nevada's public schools received a progress report today and the news was mixed.

The Nevada Department of Education released the 2013 Nevada school performance framework report this morning. It shows a significant decrease in the number of five star schools across the state. Five stars is the highest rating of a school.

The number of five-star schools dropped from 112 during the 2011-12 school year to 82 this past year. The number of four- and three-star schools also dropped, while the number of one- and two-star schools climbed from 119 to 146.

State officials say that high schoolers are now required to score a 60 percent on a math test to graduate, up from 48 percent.

To find out school star ratings, visit the NDE website.
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Paladin - 9/17/2013 2:19 PM
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Well Tonysam, what is an embarassment is the current state of our education system. I know a teacher in Washoe County that travels all over the country to teachers' "conferences" that are all SNEA and NEA run. This teacher is a strong "teachers union" supporter and is paid by SNEA to travel to those union rallies (conferences). The Nevada education assn. and Nat'l education assn. are both very powerful lobbying UNIONS! You can call them an association if you want they are still a union that lobbies for the benefit of its members, not the benefit of the students or the taxpayers. All the teachers' "associations" (wink wink) do is protect themselves and keep the quality of education watered down to the lowest common denominator; the incompetent teacher. And don't get me wrong or put words in my mouth, I respect and admire good, caring, quality teachers. What I don't admire is how the "associations" protect and retain the all the bad ones. The education system is broke. Throwing more money at it does nothing. It needs a wholesale overhaul.

tonysam - 9/16/2013 3:47 PM
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How about knowing what you are talking about before embarrassing yourself? Nevada has NO real teacher unions at all; these outfits work for he districts.

Paladin - 9/16/2013 2:08 PM
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It means our education system in this state is second to EVERYBODY ELSE. We consistently have some of the worst scores in the country. Yet, the Bad Teachers Protective Society (union) continues to badger the public for more and more money, even when more money in the past has shown NO results. What is the definition of lunacy?.....doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. Until you take the unions on and take away their control of the system (which ONLY benifits the incompetent teachers never the students) we will never see substantial improvement. Break these crooked unions and go to pay for performance and we will see marked improvement.

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