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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 >
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 >

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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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.
Accountability a question in Nevada school-choice program
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Nov 20, 6:51 AM: The law creating a tax-credit voucher program for low-income families requires the public reporting of testing data for schools in the initiative every other year starting in 2018.
10 Clark County schools eligible for state’s charter partnerships
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Nov 17, 6:53 AM: Ten struggling Clark County schools remain in the running to be partnered with a charter school through the state’s Achievement School District program.
Principal holds big plans for Futuro Academy in Las Vegas
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Nov 13, 5:56 AM: High-stakes standardized tests used to be a source of dread at Hope Charter Leadership Academy, but the high-poverty charter school near downtown Raleigh decided to take a different approach: Embrace the exams. >
Nevada Connections Academy can continue operations
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Nov 9, 6:40 AM: Nevada Connections Academy, the embattled online charter school, will be allowed to continue operations in the state as long as it abides by strict stipulations aimed at improving its students’ academic performance. >
Charter operators OK’d for Achievement School District program
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Nov 9, 6:29 AM: Three new charters are vying to join the Achievement School District this year, including one all-boys school, a move that would bring new players to the controversial state plan to lift up underperforming schools. >
Federal grant to let Clark County district add 3 magnet schools
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Oct 31, 6:48 AM: The Clark County School District will use a federal grant of nearly $15 million to launch three new magnet programs, creating more seats in the specialized schools that have thousands of students on their wait lists. >

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