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How 3 Clark County schools charted their paths to national recognition
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Oct 18, 9:04 AM: Pinecrest Academy of Nevada Inspirada, a public charter school in Henderson, was recognized in the “exemplary high performing schools” category.
Opinion: Nevada Supreme Court guts Opportunity Scholarships
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Oct 8, 6:11 AM: On Thursday, the court ruled that tax credits are actually government appropriations. In essence, when the government “allows” you to keep more of your own money, the court now considers that to be government spending in some >
Nevada partners with Texas company to connect students with industry pros
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Sep 8, 3:14 PM: Truth is, the number of disengaged students is likely much higher than those actively engaged. Nearly 50% of high school dropouts leave school because “their classes were boring and not relevant to their lives or career >
Local all-girls school marks first for Nevada
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Aug 13, 11:51 AM: The school is called Girls Athletic Leadership School, or GALS. The first school of its kind in Nevada. Founder and Executive Director Jennifer McCloskey say she opened the girl's school based on her own experience as a mother of >
Editorial: NLV micro academy posts massive learning gains
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Jul 19, 12:30 PM: What happened last year in North Las Vegas should have the attention of every education official in the state.
Nevada Community School District describes what success, financing of online learning academy might look like
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May 26, 9:11 AM: Remote learning is not entirely new for the Nevada Community School District, but a K-12 online academy would be, and a district leader described how that will be judged as successful — and paid for.
Want to know how Nevada schools are doing? Don’t ask the state.
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May 21, 5:38 AM: Over the past 18 months, you’ve likely heard conflicting news about how our schools are doing. Reports of “learning loss” contrast with anecdotes of student resilience and growth. But what’s the final ruling? How can the public know >
Nevada aims to build out distance learning 1.0 into permanent option
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May 10, 6:05 AM: While distance learning began as an emergency response to school building closures at the onset of the pandemic, signs now indicate it may become a fixture on Nevada’s learning landscape.
Experimental North Las Vegas academy may return next year
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Apr 26, 7:22 AM: The Southern Nevada Urban Micro Academy opened last summer in North Las Vegas as an emergency educational experiment to deal with the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Charter school popularity grows during pandemic
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Apr 22, 5:54 AM: The past year of distance learning across the Clark County School District helped drive more parents and students to explore public charter schools as an in-person education option.
EDITORIAL: Fight for funding flexibility, not class-size reduction
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Apr 12, 5:48 AM: The state has been funding this initiative in the lower grades for more than 30 years, spending more than $3 billion. Continued poor test scores — and the supposed need for more money — provide ample evidence that the program hasn’t >
Parent coalitions push for school choice, demand CCSD break up
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Apr 9, 5:12 AM: One of the big demands was that they want townships and municipalities to have the option to break away from the district if they believe they can do better for their students.
Some homeschooling students entering alternative learning program, data suggests
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Apr 8, 6:20 AM: According to Clark County School District, about 4,000 more letters of intent to homeschool have been submitted this school year, compared to the average number in years prior. Now, in FOX5’s continuing coverage, it appears that >
EDITORIAL: Study finds link between school choice, higher test scores
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Apr 5, 8:10 AM: A new study provides yet more evidence that school choice improves educational outcomes. Nevada lawmakers should take notice.
Some Las Vegas parents want more school options for their kids
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Mar 29, 5:46 AM: The Nevada School Choice Coalition, a project of the American Federation for Children, and several Hispanic mothers demanded more school options for their children in Nevada with a Zumba event at Sunset Park today.
Homeschool rate leaps in Nevada during the pandemic
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Mar 26, 7:10 AM: The pandemic drove a more than 10 percent increase in the number of Nevada households homeschooling their children, which was one of the largest leaps nationwide, according to data recently released by the U.S. Census Bureau.
First-of-its-kind charter school bill introduced in Nevada's legislative session
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Mar 24, 7:33 AM: The bill is the first in the country to use tax credits for facilities funding at Title I public charter schools. Funding for the schools will come from corporate donations eligible for tax credits.
Charter schools cite special topics, flexibility as reasons they hire unlicensed teachers
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Mar 15, 7:18 AM: Several charter school leaders are publicly opposing a proposed bill to require charter schools to hire only licensed educators, but they suggested they could support the bill if amended to provide some flexibility.
Editorial: Nevada Supreme Court must uphold two-thirds requirement in school choice case
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Mar 15, 5:54 AM: This month, the Nevada Supreme Court heard arguments in a case involving the Opportunity Scholarship program. School choice isn’t the only thing at stake. So is the constitutional requirement — overwhelmingly passed twice by voters >
Enrollment open for new charter school options expand in Southern Nevada
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Mar 9, 7:04 AM: Charter school options are expanding in Southern Nevada, with at least one new school scheduled to open in North Las Vegas and a Henderson school expanding to students in kindergarten to fifth grade.

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