The Advanced Placement (AP) is a program created by the
College Board offering college-level curriculum and examinations to high
The importance of early childhood education in Nevada is
growing. The problem: 1) the range in student academic achievement persists,
and in some cases widens, from kindergarten to high school. Research shows
that students who start behind usually stay behind, year after year; 2)
Remediation is expensive and ineffective. Schools spend twice as much on
students who are behind as those who are at or above grade level; and 3)
Students who start school below grade level form the largest cohort
of dropouts, and they have less than a 6% chance of attending a four-year
childhood special education (ECSE) services are provided through local school
districts and are defined in Section 619 of Part B of the
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA),
which guarantees a free appropriate public education (FAPE) to children with
disabilities age three through five.
The English Language Learner
(ELL)/Immigrant program is purposely designed to enhance school districts
capacity to provide high quality education to ELL and immigrant
The Office of Family
Engagement supports schools and school districts to share & implement best
practices; teams with the Advisory Council on Parental Involvement &
Family Engagement to create and evaluate policy; and, collaborates with the
Regional Professional Development Program (RPDP) to provide training for
GEAR UP program offers opportunities for students, parents, educators and
The Educational for Homeless Children and Youths Program,
also known as the McKinney-Vento Education Assistance Act, was designed to
address the problems that homeless children and unaccompanied youth face in
enrolling, attending, and succeeding in school.
The Education Programs
Professional (EPP) position was enacted in 1997, through AB266, which
authorized funding to support a Consultant position on Indian Education.
purpose of the Migrant Education Program (MEP) is to ensure that migrant
children benefit from the same free public education provided to other
The goal of the
Refugee School Impact Program is to help refugee students successfully
transition to a new way of life, and specifically, help students adjust to
their new educational environment – socially and
The purpose is to
provide support, guidance and technical assistance for intervention systems in
districts and schools.
School Improvement- The
culture behind Nevada’s improvement planning embraces high expectations for
each student and is built upon the foundation of the following
- The work of schools is
- All children can benefit from
challenging and relevant curriculum.
- Every teacher can
be an expert when provided collaborative and sustained professional
development focused on improving instruction.
- Content should be aligned to standards, be challenging, and be
- Key indicators of success are
achievement/proficiency scores, graduation rates, dropout rates, percent
of highly qualified teachers, and adequacy and equity of funding for all
- Improvement must be continuous.
- Parental support and involvement are critical to
improved student performance.
- Effective use of data is
critical to continuous improvement of teaching and learning.
Grant The School Improvement Grants (SIG) program is authorized
by section 1003(g) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965
(ESEA). Under section 1003(g)(1) of the ESEA, the Secretary must “award grants
to States to enable the States to provide subgrants to local educational
agencies for the purpose of providing assistance for school improvement
consistent with section 1116.”
The Nevada Department of
Education (NDE), Office of Special Education is committed to ensuring that ALL
students in Nevada are college- and career- ready upon exit from the public
Links under Secondary Transition CRAVE - Careers,
Recreation, and Vocational Education is a summer camp for kids with mild
disabilities. It provides them an opportunity to explore options after high
Title I, Part D, Subpart I provides funding to State
agencies that are responsible or providing a free public education in
institutions for neglected or delinquent children and youth, including adult
In broad terms the
purpose of Title I is to even the playing field for our low -achieving
children, high poverty children, LEP children, migratory children, children
with disabilities, Indian children, neglected or delinquent
Highly Qualified Teacher Requirements and performance
The purpose of
21st Century Community Learning Center program is to establish or expand
community-learning centers that provide out of school academic enrichment
opportunities along with activities designed to complement the students’
regular academic program.