- Opinion: Don't let 2019 Legislature kill Opportunity Scholarships
- > Sep 21, 6:28 AM: The 2015 Nevada Legislature developed a great program that allows businesses to help underprivileged students get a better education. Sadly, like any program that takes money out of government’s hands, the program faces the threat
- Democracy at work: What this Las Vegas inner-city charter school had to endure to pull off memorable upset
- > Sep 20, 5:48 AM: Democracy Prep represents his neighborhood, which is too often characterized more by those drunkenly sleeping in the park than by the accomplishments of its children. The school—which selects students “regardless of race, economic
- Charter school’s use of Lutheran building sparks church-state complaint
- > Sep 19, 5:58 AM: A national group that fights for separation of church and state is taking issue with Discovery Charter’s new campus at the Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Las Vegas, calling on the school to remove religious symbols from its
- Parents may have say in future of Clark County’s failing schools
- > Sep 18, 5:40 AM: Thirty-six of the 51 underperforming Clark County schools eligible for charter school conversion or new charter competition have another option for improvement: a state-approved petition process that allows parents to decide a path
- How one charter network achieved five-star ratings for every school
- > Sep 17, 6:16 AM: Staff at Pinecrest Academy Inspirada, where Johnson teaches, point to reading enthusiasm as one of the many reasons their students performed well on statewide standardized tests in the spring. The increases led to good news this
- Performance gaps clip star ratings of Clark County schools
- Sep 17, 5:53 AM: Twelve Clark County middle schools received three-star ratings from the state Department of Education this year even though they earned enough points for higher rankings.
- Editorial: Support grows for school choice
- > Sep 10, 4:44 AM: Public support for school choice has increased markedly over the past five years. That’s according to a new poll from Education Next. That’s welcome news for Nevada parents seeking better education options for their
- Opinion: Next governor should embrace online public charter schools
- > Sep 6, 6:04 AM: My three children have been educated through the Nevada Virtual Academies, an online tuition-free public charter school offered throughout the state. NVVA is among a growing list of diploma-granting virtual education schools in the
- Column: New teacher contract cedes CCSD’s financial authority to teachers union
- > Aug 29, 5:58 AM: Just 70 days into his tenure as superintendent, Jesus Jara stands ready to abdicate financial control of the Clark County School District to the teachers union. Last week, the district gleefully trumpeted a “historic” three-year
- Editorial: Rosy theory about school vouchers doesn’t align with the real world
- Aug 28, 5:43 AM: To those who contend that school vouchers are government handouts for wealthy people who send their kids to private schools, voucher proponents offer a noble-sounding counterargument.
- MGM-NSHE partnership seeks to increase access to higher education
- Aug 23, 5:56 AM: The state’s largest employer and the Nevada System of Higher Education are officially coming together to open up the doors of college opportunity for more people.
- Opinion: Nevada should cap charter schools
- Aug 22, 4:47 AM: Four years ago, the state spent $254 million on charter schools. This year, according to the director of the State Public Charter School Authority, the state expects to spend more than $340 million.
- Commentary: Unions, Democrats paving the way for massive tax hikes for schools
- > Aug 21, 5:50 AM: But validating the suspicion that no amount of money will sate the entrenched status quo, teacher unions and their Democratic foot soldiers in the Legislature are now laying the groundwork for another round of massive tax
- EDITORIAL: The many failures of class-size reduction
- Aug 20, 6:40 AM: It takes more than neglect to sustain a failing education system for decades. You need a stubborn adherence to unsuccessful programs. Chief among them is Nevada’s class-size reduction effort.
- Six new charter schools open this year in Las Vegas valley
- Aug 17, 6:35 AM: There are more options for families who don't want to enroll their kids in traditional public schools. At least six new charter schools in Clark County have opened their doors.
- WCSD will build 6 homes for teachers in hard to recruit rural Nevada
- > Aug 16, 6:15 AM: The Washoe County School District will soon be a landlord for hard-to-hire teachers in Gerlach, a town about 100 miles from Reno. Approved at a school board meeting this week, the district will spent $640,000 to build four
- Column: New plan for education: Repeat the old plan
- > Aug 15, 5:06 AM: Nevada’s education establishment has a new plan to fix schools: Repeat the old plan.Nevada politicians first implemented the buzzwords you hear now — more funding, smaller class sizes, increased teacher pay — decades
- Nevada schools continue to rate poorly, but officials aren’t standing still
- > Aug 13, 5:43 AM: While not last on every list, Nevada’s public education system ranks in the bottom dozen of states in the most recent national analyses by Education Week, U.S. News & World Report and the National Assessment of Educational
- Leaders mum on reasons behind Nevada charter school changeLeaders mum on reasons behind Nevada charter school change
- Aug 9, 7:28 AM: A North Las Vegas charter school is rebranding and ending its relationship with its Arizona-based management company, but the motivation behind the changes is unclear.
- Nevada education officials want to enroll more minority, rural students in Advanced Placement courses
- Aug 9, 6:15 AM: While Clark County grapples with how to address the equity gap and participation dip, state education officials are also targeting another demographic — high school students living in rural areas.