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Commentary: Nevada families deserve educational choice
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Jan 13, 6:17 AM: Anyone who doesn’t think a quality education makes a difference in the life of a child should look in the eyes of Zuleika Parra. Mother of four, she had to go back to work after four years as a stay-at-home mom, just so >
Column CCEA’s job postings reveal its hypocrisy
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Jan 10, 10:01 AM:

Nevada’s largest teachers union treats its own employees much differently than how it insists the school district handle teachers.

Two charter schools adopt weighted lotteries in bid to diversify their student bodies
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Jan 6, 8:22 AM: Two Reno-area charter schools are adopting weighted lotteries to give children from low-income households greater access — a move that’s in line with the State Public Charter School Authority’s effort to diversify its >
Enrollment Open for Charter School Where Students Earn College Credit
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Dec 19, 7:17 AM: It's a charter high school designed to give students a head start on college. Nevada State High School started in Southern Nevada and moved to the Reno area about three years ago. The campus is a storefront on Longley >
Column: Kerfuffle at Clark High School shows need for school choice
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Dec 16, 9:44 AM: This is why Nevada needs private school choice so desperately. When a school — such as Clark — fails poor, minority students, they need the financial ability to find a campus that will help them succeed. >
Editorial: Opportunity Scholarship lawsuit wins a Round 1 victory
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Dec 16, 6:09 AM: This month, Clark County District Court Judge Rob Bare ruled that parents, businesses and a scholarship-granting organization have standing in a lawsuit challenging legislative action that threatens the program, which >
Judge blocks regulator from moving to shut Nevada Virtual Academy
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Dec 5, 7:16 AM: A judge has issued a temporary restraining order to block a potential closure of the online Nevada Virtual Academy charter school until a lawsuit alleging that the State Public Charter School Authority imposed unlawful >
Judge blocks regulator from moving to shut Nevada Virtual Academy
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Nov 18, 7:33 AM: A judge has issued a temporary restraining order to block a potential closure of the online Nevada Virtual Academy charter school until a lawsuit alleging that the State Public Charter School Authority imposed unlawful >
Clark County schools begin new push to increase academic performance
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Nov 18, 6:51 AM: The Clark County School District is beefing up efforts to reach ambitious academic proficiency goals by 2024 with increased testing throughout the year and a new learning tool designed to lift lagging students. >
Report ranks Nevada middle of the road for rural education
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Nov 7, 7:53 AM: A new report shows a mixed bag of results when it comes to educating students in Nevada’s more far-flung locales, identifying improved test scores as a bright spot but low college readiness as a challenge. >
Opinion: Our schools don’t lack accountability, they lack proper funding
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Oct 31, 6:32 AM: Recently, the Las Vegas Review-Journal ran a commentary by Robert Fellner from the right-wing Nevada Policy Research Institute. Fellner claimed Nevada’s education woes are a result of a lack of accountability, not >
17 Nevada charter schools on notice over performance17 Nevada charter schools on notice over performance
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Oct 7, 5:31 AM: The State Public Charter School Authority put 12 charter schools on a notice of concern Friday after the latest star rating results from 2018-19 showed low performance and gave five more schools a notice of breach of >
Nevada State College forum examines education challenges
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Oct 4, 6:36 AM: At a Nevada State College event focused on minority students in higher education, Rep. Susie Lee, D-Nev., and House Education and Labor Committee Chairman Bobby Scott emphasized that a college education is still the key to >
3 principals removed from struggling Clark County schools
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Oct 1, 5:53 AM: Clark County School District leaders have removed three principals at underperforming middle schools participating in a new “innovative schools” pilot program after they failed to improve academic performance. >
Nevada Connections Academy to close elementary grades
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Sep 19, 6:10 AM: The online Nevada Connections Academy charter school will shutter its elementary grades at the end of this school year following the state’s latest accountability ratings that once again puts its elementary school in the >
As school ratings show some statewide gains, education officials call for more sharing of best practices
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Sep 16, 7:21 AM: More than half of Nevada schools are meeting or exceeding performance standards, according to data released late Sunday by the Nevada Department of Education.
Teachers’ union votes to approve contract agreement with CCSD
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Sep 11, 7:28 AM: The teacher’s union voted Tuesday to approve its contract agreement with the Clark County School District. The approval occurred on what would have been strike day, had the union and the district not reached a tentative >
COMMENTARY: Nevada’s neediest families deserve school choice
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Sep 9, 4:50 AM: Parents are fed up. Our kids are in the middle of this debacle and they are paying an enormous price. Parents are tired of waiting for the chronic problems to be fixed and are motivated to explore other educational >
Hundreds enroll in new College Opportunity Program through MGM
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Sep 6, 7:48 AM: More than 250 MGM Resorts International employees have enrolled in the first semester of the company’s College Opportunity Program. The program provide free college access for employees through the Nevada System of Higher >
Opinion: Time to renew promise of educational opportunity for all
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Aug 30, 8:17 AM: As we begin another school year, which is now under a cloud — again — of insufficient funding, I make the commitment that I will do what I was sent to Washington to do: make sure that education is a national priority and >

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