Preparing THE workforce of tomorrow: The Power of Pink Nevada International Women’s Forum Pat Skorkowsky, Superintendent of Schools February 9, 2016
Board Strategic Imperatives Academic Excellence Engagement School Support Clarity and Focus
Most Improved State on NAEP 2003-2013 Source: Urban Institute Research Report, “Breaking the Curve: Promises and Pitfalls of Using NAEP Data to Assess the State Role in Student Achievement,” October 26, 2015
Continued Momentum in Graduation Rate CCSD Graduation Rate (%)
The Power of Pink Female students have a HIGHER average graduation rate of 76%!
The Power of Pink 27,001 female students enrolled in Career and Technical Education courses
Skill Development Support programs provide additional opportunities • Professional student organizations • SkillsUSAcompetitions • First Robotics programs • Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) • Code.org computer programming • ACE Academy
The Power of Pink 68% of CCSD’s 2015-16 student body presidents are female
The Power of Pink 2,790 female students are enrolled in CCSD’s virtual school, the Nevada Learning Academy
The Power of Pink 10,614 female student-athletes participated in high school athletics 42 females participated in boys’ wrestling!
The Power of Pink 72.8% of CCSD employees are female 71.7% of female staff have Masters degrees or higher!
2015 Legislative Education Reforms • Pre-Kindergarten • Full-Day Kindergarten • Read by Third Grade • Zoom Schools • Victory Schools • Breakfast After the Bell • Gifted and Talented Education • Career and Technical Education • College and Career Readiness/AP • Teacher Recruitment Incentives • Safe and Respectful Learning Environment
Come Connect with Tomorrow’s Leaders • Futuready Industry Tours • Senior year internship programs • Apprenticeships and job shadowing • Mentor relationships • Principal for a Day • Local business advisory boards • Local business consultation on curriculum