Washoe County School District

Alexa Ard

The Washoe County School District has been notified by the state Department of Education that its students are under-prepared for college. That's true, but its not the whole story behind recent ACT test scores for local students. Our contributor Bob Conrad of ThisisReno reports.

Noah Glick

Three 2016 graduates from Damonte Ranch are now national champions in 3-D animation. Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick has more.

McKayl Turner was a pretty normal high school grad gearing up for college. But last week that all changed.

Julia Ritchey

The Washoe County School District is looking to hire more than 150 teachers before school starts next month. Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick reports.

Nevada’s primary election is in full swing. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray was at one polling site—Reno High School—to learn more about what issues Washoe County voters are concerned about.

Education. This is one of the hot button issues that came up quite a bit from voters including Andrew Ross, the father of two young kids. He says he’s worried about the reputation of the school district.

Alexa Ard

Out of the 20 candidates running for Washoe County School Board, only one is an incumbent. Board President Angie Taylor is running against two challengers to keep her seat for District E which covers north Reno above I-80. Our News Director Michelle Billman has more.

At a forum last night hosted by the Reno Gazette-Journal, Taylor stood out as the only candidate for two districts who supports the controversial contract for superintendent Traci Davis. That contract includes a base salary of $238,000 along with back-pay, a car allowance, and other benefits.

Struggling Charter School Ready For New Life

Jun 10, 2016
Marcus Lavergne

Rainshadow Community Charter High School has faced a year-long test to simply stay open. Their charter has just been renewed by the Washoe County School District bringing a special sense of relief among the students and faculty, as well as the chance for a new start. Reno Public Radio’s Marcus Lavergne recently attended their graduation ceremony, which almost didn’t take place.  

As Principal Toby Wiedenmayer congratulates the purple and silver clad graduates on a warm Friday evening, the crowded auditorium erupts with applause and cheers from friends, family and faculty.

The Reno-Gazette Journal and the University of Nevada, Reno are hosting two public forums to give voters an opportunity to vet candidates vying for the four open Washoe County school board seats. The first one wrapped up last night and featured candidates running for Districts A and D. Seven of the nine candidates from those two districts attended the forum.

 

Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray sat down with RGJ education reporter and forum moderator Trevon Milliard for a recap.

 

 

 

 

A lot is at stake for education in the Washoe County School District. Four out of seven school board seats are up for grabs, and a measure on the November ballot proposes to raise hundreds of millions to help alleviate school overcrowding. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray sits down with a local political scientist who says voter frustration could play into these races.

Noah Glick

Students from Washoe County had the chance to share what is and isn’t working in their schools at a special event hosted by the school district. Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick was there.

Teachers, students and administrators from across the county met at the Nugget in Sparks to discuss the issues most affecting students.

The event included performances, personal stories and nearly a dozen breakout sessions on topics like cultural competence and stereotyping.

Nineteen people are vying for four Washoe County school board seats. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray reports voters will get a chance to learn more about most of them before the primary at two public forums.

The Reno-Gazette Journal and University of Nevada, Reno are hosting both forums. RGJ education reporter Trevon Milliard will be moderating. 

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