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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Professor Sylvia Lazos Provides Commentary on Jim Rogers' Nevada

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

On March 11, she was featured on KSNV News 3's program Jim Rogers' Nevada.

"Right now, when you look at where English-language learners are - and we have the third highest population in the country of English language learners - only 40 percent of them are reading at proficiency. Their scores actually decrease. By the time they get to eighth grade, only eight percent are reading at proficiency. We have a large amount of them being credit deficient and not being able to graduate. So one of the areas where we need to pay attention in the future is to really address these populations that have large gaps and be able to train our teachers to really address the needs of these individual students," she 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.