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CLE: Is School Funding Fair in Nevada?

When

Mar. 6, 2014, 12pm to 3pm

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Description

The William S. Boyd School of Law will host a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) event titled "Is School Funding Fair in Nevada?" The program, which is pending approval for 2 CLE credits, will begin at Noon inside the Thomas & Mack Moot Court.

Public school districts have had to brace for a series of budget cuts that has left most school districts under-funded. The third edition of the National Report Card, authored by the Education Law Center, compares the fairness of school finance systems across the country. It finds that Nevada fares the worst in terms of fairness, defined as whether a state finance system can ensure equal education opportunity by providing a sufficient level of funding to account for needs generated by student poverty.

Panelists include:

  • David Sciarra, executive director, Education Law Center
  • Teresa Jordan, emerita dean and professor, UNLV College of Education
  • Staci Pratt, legal director, ACLU of Nevada
  • Lucy Flores, assemblywoman, co-chair interim finance committee, Nevada Legislature
  • Sylvia Lazos, Justice Myron Leavitt professor of law, William S. Boyd School of Law

 

Admission Information

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

Contact information

Name: Sylvia Lazos
Office: RAJ
Phone: 702-895-0481
E-mail: sylvia.lazos@unlv.edu

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