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What Makes A Five Star School?
What Makes A Five Star School?

AIR DATE: December 7, 2012

Clark County School District ranks schools on a star scale from one to five. The best performing schools earn five stars and the lowest get just one star. But, after this years rankings were released, some noticed that some five star schools where performance had declined were allowed to keep their stars despite not meeting the standards for a top performing school. We'll explore why those schools kept their stars and also look at what makes a five star school.
Ken Turner, special assistant to the superintendent, CCSD
Victor Joecks, Nevada Policy Research Institute
Jason Downer, Research Associate Professor, University of Virginia, Curry School of Education


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