Education

A new portable classroom unit that is awaiting installation at Brown Elementary School.
Photo by Anh Gray

Students head back to school on Monday, but there aren’t enough classrooms for everyone. To alleviate the over-crowding, the Washoe County School District is installing about a dozen portable classrooms at several schools.  

From the inside, the third grade portable classroom at Brown Elementary in South Reno doesn’t look much different than a typical brick-and-mortar set-up.  There are colorful maps and flags on the walls along with piles of neatly stacked textbooks. 

 A Northern Nevada lawmaker is calling for legislation that could change how school boards are chosen and govern. This comes as Washoe County School District Superintendent Pedro Martinez has resumed his responsibilities, following a feud with the school board.

    

  

School board hears hours of public outrage

Jul 31, 2014

The board still can't say much about the superintendent, but that didn't stop public comment, hours of it. Parents, lawmakers, community leaders, business people, many accused the board of improperly and unfairly attempting to fire Pedro Martinez.

Theresa Navarro, a local education advocate, was one of them.

"We are so disgusted with you, and I want a recall action."

Educating Children who have Autism

Jun 30, 2014

There are hundreds of children in Washoe County diagnosed with autism, but there’s a difference in opinion about the best way to educate these students. As part of our ongoing series on autism, Reno Public Radio’s Esther Ciammachilli looks at how parents and educators are making these tough decisions.

It's finals week at Newton Learning Center and teacher Jody Smith is preparing his class for their last math test of the year. 

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