Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Welcome to the new KNPR.org!

If you have questions, feedback, or encounter issues as you explore, please fill out our Feedback Form.

Interim Nevada Superintendent Gets Job On Permanent Basis

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The interim state superintendent of Nevada schools is taking the job on a permanent basis.

Gov. Brian Sandoval announced Tuesday that Steve Canavero was selected for the job, after interviews with three people the state education board had passed along.

Canavero worked as a teacher and a principal before becoming the first director of Nevada's State Public Charter School Authority. He later became a deputy state superintendent, and took over as chief of the department over the summer when then-superintendent Dale Erquiaga took a job in the governor's office. He lives in Reno with his wife and two daughters.