Gov. Gibbons forms education task force |

Gov. Gibbons forms education task force

CARSON CITY (AP) – Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons has formed an education task force to coordinate the state’s application for federal grant money and recommend overall reforms.

Las Vegas casino executive Elaine Wynn will co-chair the 29-member task force with Nevada higher education Chancellor Dan Klaich.

Gibbons announced the task force Monday at Bordewich Bray Elementary School in Carson City.

The panel includes representatives from public and private sector groups.

Gibbons says the goal is to prepare Nevada students to be the “intellectual infrastructure” for the future.

Their first challenge will be to coordinate Nevada’s application for federal “Race to the Top” grants. The state faces a June 1 application deadline.