Nevada Board of Education: Hughes, Casino in race for seat

Two candidates — both of whom have classroom teaching experience — are running for the District 1 seat on the Nevada State Board of Education.

Tim Hughes and Angelo Casino are vying for a spot on the board during the Nov. 3 general election.

The 11-member board — with four members who are elected and seven appointed — is the governing body of the Nevada Department of Education. The District 1 seat is currently held by Robert Blakely, who isn’t running for reelection.

Casino is a teacher at Somerset Academy Lone Mountain, a public charter school, and teaches sixth-grade social studies.

“I’m in the classroom with the kids every day,” he said in mid-August. He said he sees the impact of the decisions the State Board of Education makes and wants to be a voice for students.

Hughes — a former middle school science teacher and principal — is a

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