TODAY: Sandoval Scheduled to Sign Dual Enrollment & State STEM Recognition Bills


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Mari N. St. Martin
Communications Director
(775) 684-5670
CARSON CITY, NV - May 24, 2017

Governor Brian Sandoval will sign Senate Bill 19, the Governor’s Dual Enrollment measure, and Senate Bill 241 which establishes the State Seal of STEM Program on a student’s high school diploma. The signing will take place at Western Nevada College in Carson City where the Governor will be joined by members of the Legislature, WNC Jump Start College students, and WNC administration officials.

WHEN:

Wednesday May 24th

WHERE:

Western Nevada College (MAP BELOW)
Reynolds Center for Technology Building
2201 West College Parkway
Carson City, NV 89703
Map Attached

WHO:

Governor Brian Sandoval
State Senator Joyce Woodhouse
Assembly Education Chairman Tyrone Thompson
Additional Members of the Legislature
WNC Staff and Officials

WHAT:

Governor Brian Sandoval will sign Senate Bill 19 and Senate Bill 241.

BACKGROUND ON SB 19:

SB 19 directly supports the Governor’s 2017 workforce reform agenda, as he described during his State of the State Address when he articulated a vision for “…putting all Nevadans, regardless of age or circumstance, on a career pathway toward success.”

Nationally, dual credit programs have been recognized as a proven strategy for increasing credential attainment and promoting college and career readiness. Students who complete even one dual credit course are significantly less likely to need remedial education after high school, and more likely to continue pursuing a college degree or credential and finish on time. This legislation will expand dual enrollment opportunities for all Nevada students by minimizing cost barriers, institutional obstacles, and other challenges that may be preventing students from pursuing dual credit coursework.

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