Preparing our state's K-12 students for the rigors of a college education through Nevada's adoption of the Common Core State Standards (also known as the Nevada Academic Content Standards) is a top priority for NSHE and our partners in the Nevada Department of Education and Nevada Board of Education. They have launched a new initiative, Nevada Ready!, to raise awareness of our state's public school standards. We are in full support of these standards that will increase our students' knowledge to be college and career ready.

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Rick Trachok, NSHE Board of RegentsRegent Rick Trachok was appointed by Gov. Brian Sandoval to serve on the Board of Regents in 2011 and was retained in the 2012 and 2014 elections. He currently serves as chairman of the Board of Regents.

Why do you want to serve on the Board of Regents?

Trachok: While education is important for any state, it is particularly important in Nevada where we have historically underperformed in many national metrics. As a regent, being able to help formulate and implement policy that will improve student performance and student success, and hence my state, is very rewarding. 

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