Take Two for October 28, 2013

Las Vegas school district scrambles to make space for more students

Las Vegas Schools

Kate Sheehy/Fronteras

Most of Ronzone's students are Latino and rely on a free and reduced lunch program. Many of the elementary schools with the highest numbers of portable classrooms have a similar profile.

Apple may have lost some of its shine, but Vegas is getting it back. Hit hard by the recession and housing bust, the area has made a surprising recovery. 

Las Vegas is part of the Clark County School District, one of the biggest and fastest growing in the country. The district added over 3,000 new students this year, as well as a new program to boost English Language Learners.

Like other districts coping with growing pains — including LA Unified — more and more children are being schooled in portable classrooms.  From the Fronteras Desk in Las Vegas, Kate Sheehy reports.  


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