April 28 Speakers: Judy Osgood, Scott Bailey, Aaron Grossman
Nevada Academic Core Standards
On the panel to discuss the implementation of the Nevada Academic Core Standards will be Nevada Department of Education Public Information Officer, Judy Osgood, WCSD Chief Academic Officer Scott Bailey and WCSD Curriculum & Instruction Core Task Developer Aaron Grossman.
Aaron Grossman is a University of Montana graduate working in the Washoe County School District. Aaron has spent his career working with Title I sites, first with the Montana Reads program and later as an elementary teacher working in grades 4th through 6th. Aaron moved from the classroom to literacy coach to a school improvement coordinator, to his most current position at Curriculum & Instruction developing the Core Task Project.
Mr. Bailey’s leadership experience in the WCSD also includes service as a school principal and a district performance director. In these roles, Mr. Bailey was involved in the development and deployment of the District’s nationally-recognized strategic plan, which included collaborative efforts with local college and university faculty in lowering remediation rates. Under the strategic plan, the WCSD has made tremendous progress in student achievement. In just three years, the District moved the graduation mark from 56 to 72 percent.
Judy Osgood came to the Nevada Department of Education in August of 2013 to work as the Department’s first Public Information Officer. Judy previously served as a Senior Policy Analyst for Governor Brian Sandoval, providing policy support primarily in the areas of education and workforce development. Judy brings a unique perspective to her PIO position from prior work as an attorney and human resources professional. A mother of two boys, Judy has served on the boards of parent associations at her sons’ schools in Reno and advisory councils of Washoe County School District.
"The move to new standards is critical to Nevada's progress. In Nevada, almost one-third of our high school graduates must take remedial classes to prepare for college-level coursework. Nevada's new standards, which promote critical thinking, reasoning and application of knowledge are expected to drastically reduce the need for remedial classes. The standards will also strengthen the state's workforce and economy as more students graduate from high school with the knowledge, skill and ability needed to succeed in a new economy and more students are able to finish higher education with certificates or degrees." - Dale A.R. Erquiaga, State Superintendent.
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