Examples of state education legislation we have introduced or supported to date include:
The Initiative for a World-Class Education in Nevada, would create concrete goals and measurable objectives to improve education statewide. It would also establish performance pay.
AB 489 & SB385
Support for the “Charter Funding Bill,” which would create the Charter School Institute, an authorizing entity that is specifically focused on promoting the idea of charter schools governed by charter institutions.
Passage of SB 391, which allows Agassi Prep to further its mission by serving underserved students within the two-mile surrounding radius and beyond.
Passage of AB 393, which allowed employees to enroll their children at Agassi Prep and provides a seamless enrollment in a charter school’s affiliated Pre-K program.
Passage of AB 488, which gave charter schools more flexibility in hiring for difficult to hire positions.
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Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education, Tours Agassi Prep
Andre Agassi, Founder of the Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy (“Agassi Prep”), welcomed U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on a tour of the school at the invitation of Nevada Senator Harry Reid. They were joined by then Nevada State Senate Majority Leader Steven Horsford.
“We are delighted that Senator Reid chose Agassi Prep as one of the schools to visit with Secretary Duncan,” said Mr. Agassi. “The education initiatives of this administration underscore my foundation’s core mission: to transform education locally and nationally in order to create greater opportunities for children. The faculty, staff, parents, and most importantly, the students of Agassi Prep join me in thanking Secretary Duncan for his strong support of charter schools. We share the assessment that resources are critical to education, and that measurement is required to make resources meaningful. And we agree that while we must increase the investment in public schools, we must also increase accountability in our nation’s education system.”