Las Vegas, NV — Enrollment in teacher preparation programs in Nevada has declined 33 percent since 2009, and critical teacher shortages remain in many districts, including Clark County—a situation that is reflected in many school districts and states across the United States. On Wednesday, November 2, the TeachStrong campaign will convene state and district education leaders, education policy experts, and advocates in Las Vegas to outline how states like Nevada can modernize and elevate the teaching profession and, as a result, better recruit and retain great teachers in the classroom.
Stakeholders at every level of the teacher pipeline in Nevada are working on innovative ways to better recruit and retain great teachers in the classroom. At the Las Vegas event, Nevada education experts and the TeachStrong campaign will detail the need for improvements to the teacher pipeline and opportunities for states to make those improvements through implementation of the new education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act. Members of the Nevada education community will also participate in a roundtable discussion on how to best operationalize the TeachStrong recommendations in the state.
The TeachStrong campaign is a coalition of more than 60 leading education groups aimed at making the modernization and elevation of the teaching profession the top education policy priority in 2016 so that students, especially those from low-income families, can be taught by great teachers. The campaign’s nine policy principles detail the need for comprehensive, systemic change to the teaching profession. To accomplish this goal, TeachStrong believes that the United States must invest in and develop policies that better recruit, prepare, support, and compensate teachers through all stages of their careers.
Welcome and introduction
Brent Husson, President and Founder, Nevada Succeeds
Steve Canavero, Ph.D., Superintendent of Public Instruction, Nevada Department of Education
Why is this initiative important for educators?
Tonia Holmes-Sutton, Ed.D., National Board Certified Teacher, NT3 Director, Clark County
What is TeachStrong?
Lisette Partelow, Director of Teacher Policy, Center for American Progress
State and district education leaders, education policy experts, and advocates
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. PST
3050 E. Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, Nevada 89121