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2 Nevada charter schools face possible closure over student performance
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Feb 19, 7:38 AM: Two troubled Nevada charter schools were put on notice by an oversight board Friday, the first step in an administrative process that could lead to their closure if they fail to improve students’ academic performance.
Democracy Prep in Las Vegas charts new course at Agassi campus
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Feb 12, 9:04 AM: Adam Johnson doesn’t go far without his little yellow notebook and pen. Johnson is the executive director of Democracy Prep at Agassi Campus, a K-12 school in west Las Vegas. He took charge of the public charter formerly known as >
State, Clark County gang up to lift underperforming schools
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Feb 6, 6:37 AM: The retired Clark County associate superintendent is now a hired gun who serves as the interim principal for schools that have recently entered the Turnaround Zone — a longstanding district initiative aimed at improving the >
New Public Charter School in South Reno Opens This Fall
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Feb 1, 7:26 AM: Doral Academy hosted it's official groundbreaking party at it's future location on Butch Cassidy Rd. across from Galena High School Wednesday afternoon.
Nearly 5,000 more charter school seats OK’d for Clark County students
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Jan 29, 6:46 AM: At least 4,950 more students in Clark County will have the opportunity to attend charter schools over the next two school years as a result of approvals handed out Friday by the Nevada State Public Charter Authority.
Nevadans celebrate educational options for School Choice Week
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Jan 24, 8:43 AM: Students took center stage Tuesday — showing off everything from their singing to soccer skills — as part of a weeklong celebration of school choice in the state.
Dueling lawsuits by local, state teachers unions head to trial
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Jan 17, 7:14 AM: The legal dispute between the Clark County Education Association, which is an affiliate of the NSEA, and the state organization is focused on dues. But tensions between the organizations flared during the 2017 legislative session, >
Charter school’s first graduating class on track for 100 percent college acceptance rate
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Jan 8, 7:41 AM:

After five years of bouncing around borrowed space within the Clark County School District, the after-school program known as Scholars Working OverTime — or SWOT —evolved into its own charter school on Bonanza Road near Lamb >

Accountability a question in Nevada school-choice program
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Jan 4, 6:40 AM: Standardized tests are a given in public school, and they‘re mandatory for Nevada private schools participating in the state‘s budding school-choice program.
Parents irked with CCSD denial of online learning options
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Dec 29, 7:14 AM: State law requires that students who want to enroll in distance education programs run by other school districts get permission from their own. Clark County School District has not approved such transfers. The district has also not >
School-choice advocates bring the education conversation to residents' doorsteps
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Dec 26, 8:47 AM: He is coalition director for the LIBRE Institute, which launched an educational campaign in September that involved canvassing, digital advertising and websites chock-full of information about school choice in Nevada. The nonprofit >
Lawsuit to force Nevada to alter education funding only ‘a matter of time’
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Dec 26, 8:09 AM: Nevada could soon join the ranks of states that have been sued over the way they fund public education. Education activist groups and other parties already have filed such court challenges in 45 states, and several public school >
10 struggling Clark County schools still eligible for state intervention
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Dec 15, 6:12 AM: Ten underperforming Clark County schools remain in the running for state intervention through the Achievement School District charter school initiative after a unanimous vote Thursday by the Nevada State Board of Education.
Charter school authorization process puts Clark County in a bind
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Dec 13, 7:21 AM: A new charter school will open up in the fall — or maybe next year — with the capacity for almost 1,000 students in a yet-to-be determined location in Clark County.
In do-over, 3 finalists picked for Nevada charter school agency
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Dec 11, 6:30 AM: Two new names and one familiar one are headed to the governor for consideration to lead the Nevada State Public Charter School Authority.
Benefits threatened in Clark County, state teachers unions feud
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Nov 29, 7:23 AM: State and national labor organizations representing teachers are threatening to yank certain benefits from Clark County educators because of a feud with the local union.
Nevada charter authority gets schooled on nominating process
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Nov 27, 6:35 AM: The governor’s office has sent the State Public Charter School Authority back to the drawing board in its search for an executive director. If you’re over 21, understand charter schools and want to help oversee more than 30,000 >
CCMS staff pitch for blended learning environments
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Nov 22, 7:25 AM: Students at Churchill County Middle School are on their own paths to success, however, not all of them comprehend at the same pace. That's why CCMS staff is envisioning a new technique in the classroom called blended learning in >
Nevada officials admit funding mistakes hurt school districts
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Nov 20, 8:11 AM: Now the department is acknowledging that it erred in two calculations that financially affected school districts statewide — one on how much to reimburse for full-day kindergarten programs and another in how much it would pay >
Sandoval Hoping Next Governor Protects Education Investment
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Nov 20, 7:13 AM: As Nevada's gubernatorial race begins to heat up, current Republican Governor Brian Sandoval says he hopes one key piece of his legacy remains intact for the next administration.

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