Webinar: State Preemption in Education Policy


Dec. 14, 2022, 4pm to 5pm

Office/Remote Location



"State Preemption in Education Policy: From CRT Bans to State Takeovers and What's at Stake"

CEUs are available for those attending the live event. A recording of the event will be available online.


Steven L. Nelson, J.D., Ph.D. 
Associate Professor of Education Policy & Leadership
Department of Educational Psychology, Leadership, and Higher Education 

Steven L. Nelson is an Associate Professor of Education Policy and Leadership for the UNLV College of Education in the Educational Psychology, Leadership, and Higher Education department. He earned his J.D. from the University of Iowa College of Law and his Ph.D. from the Department of Education Policy Studies at the Pennsylvania State University. His work interrogates the intersection of education law, education policy, and race in urban educational settings. Furthermore, Dr. Nelson's work applies critical race frameworks in efforts to highlight the ways that education reform law and policy contribute to the consistent and persistent existence of educational racism (inequitable educational outcomes and opportunities). His current projects apply qualitative methodologies to empirical legal studies. 

About the Scholarship in Practice Web Lecture Series

Aligned with UNLV’s Top Tier goal of community engagement, the Scholarship in Practice Web Lecture Series is a forum offered to local and national communities to discuss critical issues and propose concrete solutions on topics related to PK-20 education and mental health. Steeped in the latest scholarship, lectures are designed to support educators, practitioners, and other stakeholders. The UNLV College of Education provides approximately six to eight lectures per year.



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UNLV College of Education, Dean's Office
Jenn Oshiro Rivers