Nevada gets $16 million charter school grant

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded Nevada charter school grants potentially totaling more than $16 million over the next three years.

Gov. Brian Sandoval and Education Superintendent Steve Canavero said the first year’s award is $7.8 million for the project to increase the number of high quality charter schools in Nevada and improve student achievement in those schools.

“Charter schools provide an arena for educators to use innovative methods to develop a curriculum that will help meet the needs of our students and set them on a path toward college and career readiness,” said Sandoval.

Nevada is one of just eight states to receive the Charter Schools Program grants.

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