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Nevada Schools Ranked Last In Nation By Education Week

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(AP) - A new report has ranked Nevada dead last among the states for education.

Education Week released a report Thursday that shows Nevada performing significantly worse than the national average in several areas, including student performance and school financing. The state earned an overall D grade while the country as a whole earned a C.

Nevada's overall score slightly increased, but it still fell behind Mississippi, which was previously ranked last.

Nevada interim superintendent Steve Canavero called the results "disheartening," but said recent investments in public schools haven't had a chance to pay off yet.

State lawmakers increased public school funding by $400 million in 2015. They also made several reforms, including a rule that students can no longer be promoted to fourth grade unless they can read.