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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Professor Sylvia Lazos Writes Op-Ed Piece for Las Vegas Review-Journal

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

On Sept. 23, Professor Lazos’ op-ed piece “Early returns show ‘zoom’ schools boost ELL students” ran in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

“In the Clark County School District, one in four children in kindergarten through third grade is an ELL (English Language Learner) child. Because of the high number of ELL children in Southern Nevada, their acculturation and success in school is key to this region’s future workforce productivity. Nevada will raise its education ranking only if it gets ELL education right,” Professor Lazos wrote.

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.