What CREA has learned is evaluated and distilled into these papers. Each one has a specific focus, and is meant to provide support for education policymakers.
This policy paper examines elements of the 2020 NDE/Nevada System of Higher Education report on dual enrollment education pertaining to instructor qualifications, motivators, and benefits for educators, offering recommendations to build capacity for the future.Download Summary PDF Download Full PDF
This policy paper investigates research on teacher preparation programs and state licensure assessments, examining whether traditional or ARL programs produce more effective teachers, the state of online teacher preparation programs, and the efficacy of portfolio assessment vs. licensure exams.Download Summary PDF Download Full PDF
This policy paper examines recommendations from the 2020 NDE/Nevada System of Higher Education Dual Enrollment Task Force report pertaining to current high school/instructor qualifications, motivators, and benefits, offering further recommendations to build capacity for the future.Download Summary PDF Download Full PDF
This policy paper presents initial Nevada Educator Preparation Institute & Collaborative (NV-EPIC) policy thinking that focuses on NV-EPIC’s programming. Early successes indicate that through Department of Education regulations, NV-EPIC’s model may mitigate teacher shortages while amplifying the diversification of the teacher workforce.Download Summary PDF Download Full PDF
This policy paper reviews the trends taken to improve school safety. While individual measures, such as school resource officers (SROs) or controlled access to schools, inconclusively impact physical and perceptual components of school safety, research suggests a comprehensive safety plan can create safe, secure schools. It concludes with evidence-based actions that Nevada lawmakers can take to improve school safety.Download Summary PDF Download Full PDF