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Data & Research Informing the Portrait

Nevada Department of Education

Nearly 35 percent of Nevada students were chronically absent (missing 10% or more of enrolled school days) in the 2022-23 school year. 

U.S. Department of Education

Irregular attendance can be a better predictor of whether students will drop out before graduation than test scores.

Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University

Teachers’ job satisfaction is at the lowest level in five decades, with just 42% of educators now believing that the stress of their job is worth it, compared to 81 percent in the 1970s. This is a reflection of the immense challenges teachers face without adequate support. 


Nevada is leading the nation's teacher shortage, with a shortage of core subject elementary teachers and special education teachers, including math and language arts teachers in every grade level (K-12).

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

74% of hiring managers agree that there is a skills gap in the current labor market, with 48% saying that candidates lack the skills needed to fill open jobs.

Empty Classrooms

Teacher Shortages

Skills Gap

Linda Darling-Hammond & Christina R. Krone

New advances in neurobiology are revealing that brain development and the learning it enables are directly dependent on social-emotional experience. 

Society for Research in Child Development

Compared to controls, SEL participants demonstrated significantly improved social and emotional skills, attitudes, behavior, and academic performance that reflected an 11-percentile-point gain in achievement.

Learning Science

Frontiers in Psychology

Social emotional learning programs are increasingly being implemented to facilitate development of social competencies, decision-making skills, empathy, and emotion regulation.

Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL)

Programs that promote various skills improved students’ social-emotional skills, attitudes about self and others, connection to school, positive social behavior, and academic performance

Data & Research

Network Launch Recap

Hundreds of students, educators, parents, and community leaders joined us for the official launch of the Future of Learning Network in October 2023. Together, we are creating future-driven learning experiences that empower every student to reach their full potential.

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