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Parent questions whether schools can require students to field test new exams

One question came to mind when Christina Leventis heard that her child and 44,000 other Nevada public school students would be used to field test the state’s new tests for problems. Can Nevada schools make students, like her 11th-grade daughter, take the draft test that Leventis argues would be a favor to the testing company that needs to “test its test”?

Clark County School Board members consider beefier budget

More teachers, assistant principals, deans, buses, school support staff and full-day kindergarten classrooms are planned for Clark County public schools in 2014-15 due to an expected $61 million increase in revenue and the elimination of $7 million in contracts with outside parties producing lackluster results.