Nevada Legislature: Gov. Brian Sandoval’s education initiatives headed for his signature

Several of Gov. Brian Sandoval’s major education bills are now headed for his signature.

The Nevada Senate gave final approval Saturday to SB391, which creates the Read by 3 initiative and will soon require schools hold students back if they can’t read by third grade. They also signed off on AB474, which creates the Great Teaching and Leading Fund for professional development.

A third bill that passed Saturday on party lines with Democrats opposed would create an Achievement School District.

AB448 would allow education officials to select up to six low-performing public schools to be managed by a private charter organization as part of the new district.

The Assembly also voted 33-8 to pass SB432, which creates Victory Schools for students in poverty. The bill still needs final Senate approval.


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