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Teachers Spend Summer Learning New Skills

Teachers Spend Summer Learning New Skills

Thousands of Clark County School District teachers are not really taking the summer off. Instead they are spending part of their summer in the classroom.

More than 3,000 teachers are spending June, July and August in professional development classes at the Northwest Career and Technical Academy. Tougher curriculum will be taught in southern Nevada classrooms this coming school year so teachers must be ready with new skills and strategies.

"We tend to get complacent. So, it is good to keep learning and have different strategies to teach the kids," fifth grade teacher Sonja Clark said.  

Federal grant money is helping fund the development sessions. Classes are being offered in several different disciplines, including math, science and technology.