ERIC Number: ED358558
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Sep
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Study of Public Elementary and Secondary Education. Bulletin No. 93-3.
Nevada State Legislative Counsel Bureau, Carson City. Legislative Commission.
A Legislative Commission formed by the Nevada Legislature studied public elementary and secondary education in the state and made several recommendations. The state's Class-Size Reduction Program should be continued. The State Department of Education should study tracking of students in public schools. School districts should expand the magnet-school concept from its emphasis on occupational education to include additional curricular areas. A school voucher system involving private schools is not feasible for the state. High school occupational education programs should be expanded. A course for grade 7 or 8 students on home and occupational skills should be established. Elementary schools should initiate a daily period of uninterrupted teaching, and new mathematics tests and goals should be adopted. Other recommendations include alternative student assessment methods, revised student drug treatment procedures, new treatment and support networks for hyperactive children, adoption of modified National Education Goals, tuition-free summer school for high school students from needy families, and review of high school graduation requirements. Five appendices comprising about half the document include Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 85 authorizing this study; Nevada 1991-92 class-size reduction statistics; the Class Size Reduction Evaluation Prospectus; the complete text of the National Goals for Education; and 10 pieces of suggested legislation. (Contains 26 references.) (JPT)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nevada State Legislative Counsel Bureau, Carson City. Legislative Commission.
Identifiers - Location: Nevada