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EDITORIAL: Legislative Democrats burden school districts with higher costs
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May 24, 6:22 AM: Obviously, Nevada’s public school funding “crisis” isn’t as acute as advertised. State taxpayers are scolded ad infinitum that more money, money, money is the solution to all of Nevada’s education pathologies, particularly dismal >
Column: Parents fighting to save Opportunity Scholarships
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May 22, 5:23 AM:

When public schools are failing, the education establishment cries it needs more money. When Opportunity Scholarships succeed, many of those people insist on cutting their funding.

Nevada school funding reform: Nevada lawmakers just introduced the biggest bill of 2019
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May 14, 5:41 AM: An eagerly awaited overhaul of Nevada’s school funding system hit the state Senate floor with a bang on Monday, winning loud opposition from critics who see it as an assault on rural school districts.
Editorial: CCSD needs prepare to prevent teachers from striking
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May 13, 7:33 AM: A dispute between adults shouldn’t hinder the amount of time students spend in the classroom. Yet that could be the ramification for the Clark County Education Association’s irresponsible strike threats.
Bill still under wraps, but details emerging about proposed school funding formula overhaul
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May 10, 7:13 AM: Select education, business and political leaders who attended private briefings this week about the long-awaited bill to modernize the state’s K-12 funding formula had mixed reactions about the plan, with some saying it looks >
New Nevada school funding plan offers no new money, may harm rurals, teachers' union head says
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May 9, 7:01 AM: Ruben Murillo, president of the Nevada State Education Association, was not pleased after he was given a preview of the highly-anticipated plan to overhaul the state's 50-year old education funding program, commonly called the >
Opportunity Scholarship caps draw loud objections
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May 3, 6:21 AM: A bill to cap funding for a popular private-school scholarship program — passed by the Assembly last month on a party-line vote — got its second legislative hearing Thursday, again drawing parents of current or would-be recipients >
Ban on charter schools dropped in Nevada Legislature
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May 2, 7:08 AM: Stopping new charter schools in Nevada until 2021 is no longer on the table after the substantial modification of the bill that first proposed a moratorium but now requires the State Public Charter School Authority to establish a >
Newly discovered drafting error doubles size of controversial Opportunity Scholarship program
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May 2, 6:26 AM: A drafting error in a bill from the 2017 legislative session has doubled the amount of money in the upcoming two-year budget allocated to a state scholarship program that helps low- and middle-income students attend private >
Editorial: Where’s the Democratic plan in Carson City for education?
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May 1, 7:16 AM: The 2019 session started with the usual rhetoric. The governor preached raises for public school teachers, and Democratic lawmakers pledged to rework Nevada’s complicated school funding formula, a priority for the teacher unions, >
Teachers union and supporters to lawmakers: Fund CCSD schools now
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Apr 29, 7:22 AM: More than a thousand educators, parents and students from the Clark County School District attended a rally today outside the Lloyd D. George U.S. Court House in downtown with hopes of pressuring Nevada’s elected officials to >
Editorial: National study concludes that education spending has soared, but the achievement gap remains
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Apr 29, 6:49 AM: Nevada lawmakers are preparing an overhaul of the state’s 50-year-old per-pupil funding formula to direct more money to disadvantaged kids. Perhaps there is a need to re-examine the current system after more than five decades. But >
Commentary: Striking teachers unions and reforming Nevada labor law
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Apr 15, 5:18 AM: There is strike talk in the air from the Clark County Education Association. The bone of contention is what nationwide typically pits teachers unions against local school boards and politicians. The teachers want higher pay and >
Charter school moratorium scrapped, allowing Nevada bill to advance
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Apr 12, 7:00 AM: A state legislative panel passed an education bill Thursday after the measure was stripped of a provision that would have put a moratorium on the creation of new charter schools in Nevada.
Column: Two-thirds requirement could save Opportunity Scholarships
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Apr 12, 5:57 AM: On Tuesday, the Assembly Taxation Committee approved Assembly Bill 458. It would remove the automatic growth provision of the Opportunity Scholarship, which is a school choice program for low-income families.
Commentary: Bill would water down public school accountability
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Apr 10, 7:12 AM: If your job is to make widgets, your supervisor will evaluate your job performance principally on how well you make widgets and how many. But if you are a Nevada public school teacher, not so much. There is a bill wending its way >
Policy would replace remedial classes at Nevada colleges
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Apr 10, 6:30 AM: A proposed policy from the Nevada System of Higher Education could remove remedial math and English classes from colleges and universities.
Editorial: Teacher union just wants ‘accountability’? Sure
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Apr 5, 7:08 AM: Legislative Democrats have introduced a flurry of bills over the past few weeks, many of which are payoffs to left-wing special interests for helping create November’s blue wave. The trial bar, Big Labor and the education >
School choice groups, unions clash over bill to temporarily ban new Nevada charter schools
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Apr 5, 5:20 AM: Nevada could enact a two-year ban on new charter schools under a highly divisive bill heard at the state Legislature on Thursday.
Foes line up against Nevada charter school moratorium bill
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Apr 3, 6:18 AM: A bill that would prohibit new charter schools from opening in Nevada until 2021 is running into strong backlash from parents and students in the charter-school community before its first hearing.

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