In his first public appearance, Jesus Jara toured the Del Sol Academy in Las Vegas Thursday on his third day of work and spoke of his vision to make the troubled school district the No. 1 public school system in the country for kids.
The second annual Refugee Recognition Ceremony at the Silverton casino in Las Vegas recognizes 92 students who survived hardship before landing in Clark County, including 36 high school graduates.
The deficit, which required the district’s more than 300 schools to cut a collective $47 million from their budgets, reduced the district’s workforce by 400 licensed positions, 104 support staff positions and 50.5 administrative jobs.
A teacher’s aide told police that Melody Carter, 58, hit the 5-year-old boy repeatedly after he would not put his shoes back on, and said, “I have more of those” when the stick broke, according to her arrest report.
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HOPE for Nevada, a parent group that advocates on education issues in the state, is hosting the live session with CFO Jason Goudie on Tuesday from 1:30 to 3:30 at the Vegas PBS studio, at 3050 E. Flamingo Road.
Jesus Jara, who starts work in his new job on Tuesday, answered questions on a number of topics during a tour of Orange County Public Schools in mid-May. Here are some highlights.
Jesus Jara departs his post as deputy superintendent in Orange County, Florida, to lead a school district where trust among officials, legislators, parents and trustees often seems nonexistent.
Metropolitan Police Department officers arrested Melody Carter, 58, after an investigation was opened in May at Harmon Elementary School, police said.
Despite efforts to narrow the gap between its highest- and lowest-performing students, proficiency and graduation rates for blacks still lag behind the highest-achieving subgroup. One community leader says that’s because the district lacks a strategy.