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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Professor Sylvia Lazos Featured on Jim Rogers' Nevada

Sylvia Lazos is the Justice Myron Leavitt Professor of Law at the William S. Boyd School of Law.

On March 12, she was featured on KSNV News 3's program Jim Rogers' Nevada

"Zoom Schools are an idea from our legislature in 2013 to really improve the performance of English language learner schools and schools that are poorly performing. We identified over 60 schools just in Clark County that needed extra help and had these high concentrations. The funding that Governor Sandoval for the first time provided ... now is distributed here in Clark County among 12 schools. ... A lot of that money is going to pre-k and kindergarten, that early childhood preparation that we know that children from poor families and immigrant families really need. We're spending money on early literacy, identifying those kids that are not at proficiency, intervening, helping, coaching, having extra staff, extra training for teachers to help them get on track," Professor Lazos said during the interview.

Professor Lazos is a frequent op-ed contributor, and her expertise is sought by print and broadcast media on a wide range of subjects, including higher education, immigration, race relations, government, voting and initiatives.