Kim K. Metcalf In The News

Profile: Kim K. Metcalf

April 23, 2018
A timeline for a “Top Gun”-style teacher preparation program slated to start next year at UNLV has slowed down because of concerns from an anonymous donor.
February 23, 2018
Between President Trump’s suggestion to arm trained teachers and students around the country walking out of schools, educators have been challenged this month. It's changed the way universities have to educate future teachers.
September 26, 2017
If leading the country’s fifth-largest school district isn’t daunting enough, try doing so in the midst of a massive reorganization, a budget deficit of at least $60 million and a continual firestorm of pushback from unions and trustees.
August 16, 2016
Complaining about the Clark County School District is as typical of Las Vegas as griping about monsoon season or the Spaghetti Bowl. While Nevada no longer ranks last in the nation (That spot belongs to New Mexico now: We’re No. 49!) and students are beginning to see gains in reading and math proficiency, achievement still leaves something to be desired.
Ed Prep Matters
March 23, 2016
In advance of the 68th Annual Meeting, AACTE held a press briefing last month at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, focused on educator preparation providers’ work to address the teacher shortages in Nevada.
March 1, 2016
Teacher shortages have become a nation-wide problem, with schools from Maine to California unable to find qualified people to put in front of their classrooms. Nevada has plenty of open slots as well—the school year is two-thirds over, and the Clark County School District still has teaching vacancies in the triple digits.
March 1, 2016
Less than 5 percent of Clark County schools will host one of four initiatives that Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky plans to debut or expand in the upcoming school year.
January 19, 2016
The Education Savings Account Program was supposed to begin doling out money to some 4,000 families in February. But last week a state court granted a preliminary injunction halting it.