Nevada selected for early childhood education grant

CARSON CITY — Nevada is one of six states awarded a National Governors Association grant and technical assistance to improve early childhood education.

The state will receive $25,000 and have access to education experts who will discuss ways to improve. NGA will work with the selected states to improve the effectiveness of teachers and polices affecting the education of children from birth through third grade.

“To ensure the nation’s workforce is competitive in the global market, we need to raise the bar for student success,” said Gov. Brian Sandoval. “Too many students are falling short. We must do all we can to ensure that every child is getting the strong start to their education that they need and deserve.”