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CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Teachers, students and education advocates will be in Carson City to rally against deep spending cuts and education reforms outlined in Gov. Brian Sandoval’s $5.8 billion proposed budget.

Last month, more than 1,000 college students from around the state converged in the capital city to protest cuts to higher education.

Today’s rally coincides with scheduled hearings on major policy bills sought by the governor dealing with K-12 education.

The Assembly Education Committee will consider AB-554, which implements a letter grade system to evaluate schools.

AB-557 authorizes $20 million to establish a pilot program for teacher incentive pay based on performance.

And AB-548 eliminates the election of members to the state Board of Education, making them all governor appointees to serve with the state superintendent and higher education chancellor.

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