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EDITORIAL: To attract better teachers to low-performing schools, reform union pay structure
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Jul 23, 4:43 AM: State education officials raised concerns last week about disparities in teacher quality between Clark County schools in affluent and low-income areas. And, once again, the problem can be traced to the one-size-fits-all >
Dispute between Clark County teachers union, rival turns juvenile
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Jul 16, 6:44 AM: The long public spat between the Clark County Education Association (CCEA) and the new National Education Association of Southern Nevada (NEA-SN) has gotten particularly ugly during the drop period that ends Sunday. >
New union accuses rival of bullying Clark County teachers
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Jul 6, 6:22 AM: The new Clark County affiliate of the Nevada State Education Association is accusing its rival union of bullying and intimidating teachers to prevent them from dropping their membership.
Rival unions vie for the loyalty of Clark County teachers
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Jul 2, 7:20 AM: Sunday marked the beginning of a pivotal 14 days for two organizations seeking to represent Clark County School District teachers. During that period, teachers can decide whether they want to stick with the current union, >
Nevada allows online charter school to continue operating for now
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Jun 26, 6:25 AM: The troubled elementary-level program of the Nevada Virtual Academy charter school will remain open if it meets certain thresholds after an agreement Monday with the State Public Charter School Authority.
Groups pursue increase to education funding in Nevada
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Jun 25, 6:52 AM: Fund Our Future Nevada, which launched in February, wants lawmakers to dedicate more money for Nevada schools by increasing the state’s per pupil spending. The coalition — which includes parents, teachers and community >
EDITORIAL: Competitive pressures and the Clark County School District
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May 30, 4:51 AM: Don’t look now, but members of the Clark County School Board have inadvertently offered a rousing endorsement for school choice. Don’t look now, but members of the Clark County School Board have inadvertently offered a >
CCSD creates new job to keep students out of charter schools
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May 29, 5:28 AM: Even as they were cutting the budget to erase a $68 million deficit, Clark County School District officials scraped together money for a new position focused on keeping students – and revenue – from leaving the district in >
Nevada governor hopeful Jared Fisher outlines education plan
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May 17, 6:02 AM: Fisher also wants to fund Education Savings Accounts, the voucher-like program that provides families with money in per-pupil funding for private school tuition, home-school expenses and other educational services. Fisher >
Nevada governor hopeful outlines education plan
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May 16, 5:40 AM: Republican gubernatorial candidate Jared Fisher on Tuesday unveiled a 10-point plan that offers more support for students and teachers and focuses on re-evaluating how education is funded in Nevada.
Nevada charter school fights back against possible closure
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May 15, 5:39 AM: Lawyers for an online charter school are fighting back in an effort to prevent the state’s oversight committee from shutting it down.
Gubernatorial candidate Giunchigliani lays out education plan
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May 10, 4:42 AM: Gubernatorial candidate Chris Giunchigliani on Wednesday unveiled her education plan calling for increased teacher salaries and more base per-pupil funding throughout Nevada.
Gubernatorial candidates spar over education funding at bipartisan forum
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May 9, 6:26 AM: Low education funding and the state’s $750 million share of the Raiders stadium cost were key topics at a gubernatorial candidate forum hosted by a group of faith and nonprofit organizations.
Commentary: Nevada’s Charter Schools Just May Be the Answer
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May 1, 7:19 AM: For those of us in business, it should come as no surpise that privately run charter schools are out performing traditional government run schools, by a landslide. We’re all frustrated with our state’s dismal ranking in >
EDITORIAL: Lessons from Nevada’s teacher union civil war
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Apr 30, 7:14 AM: There’s an unexpected group urging Clark County School District teachers to opt out of their local union: the state teachers union.
State Public Charter School Authority holds closure hearing from online charter school
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Apr 30, 4:35 AM: An online charter school that serves 2,000 students grade K-12 statewide is facing possible closures and during a meeting on Friday April 27th, the school and parents of students enrolled attended to show their support to >
New Clark County teachers union announced after disaffiliation vote
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Apr 26, 7:00 AM: At the same time the Clark County teachers union held a vote Wednesday night to cut ties with the state and national union, a separate coalition of state and local leaders announced the creation of a new union for Southern >
Nevada’s charter school ‘deserts’ strand low-income kids
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Apr 26, 6:41 AM: Charter schools are often championed as a way to improve the educational outcomes of underprivileged students, but many of their parents never get to find out if that’s true. That’s because many poor communities — >
The Independent Poll: Public support for school choice initiatives remains mixed
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Apr 25, 4:49 AM: The 2017 legislative session ended sans funding for Education Savings Accounts, spurring speculation about the fate of the controversial program that would have drastically widened school choice in Nevada.
Commentary: Nevada's Opportunity Scholarships: A win for students and taxpayers alike
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Apr 20, 6:12 AM: According to the study, each time a student is awarded an Opportunity Scholarship financed by Modified Business Tax credits, the state realizes a net-savings in education spending. These savings accrue proportionately to >

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