After years of being near the bottom of the barrel, Nevada has finally ranked dead-last nationally for its education system, based on an annual report released this week. Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick reports.
The Quality Counts report now ranks Nevada at the very bottom, citing limited education funding, low amounts of college-educated parents and high rates of non-English speaking students.
Ben Hayes is chief accountability officer for the Washoe County School District. He says the ranking is based on factors outside of their control, and student performance in the state is actually more in line with national averages.
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