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Explore Academy opening charter school in the northwest in August, free with no waiting list
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Jul 1, 6:54 AM: There is a brand new charter school opening in August in the northwest part of town. Explore Academy is geared towards middle school-aged children and it’s free, with no waiting list.
Nevada charter schools will create their own reopening plans
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Jun 29, 7:10 AM: The Nevada State Public Charter School Authority board decided Friday that each individual school it sponsors will develop its own reopening plan for the upcoming school year amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
Column: Schools depend on technology for remote learning
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Jun 15, 6:48 AM: When Clark County closed all of our district’s schools for the remainder of this past school year, we understood students could not just forgo education for the majority of the semester.
More than 4,300 students had no contact with CCSD after March 15
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Jun 12, 6:29 AM: Just over 4,300 Clark County School District students had no contact with the district from the time schools were closed on March 15 to the end of the school year on May 20, representatives said Friday.
Sisolak says Nevada schools can reopen facilities immediately
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Jun 10, 6:53 AM: Gov. Steve Sisolak on Tuesday signed a directive allowing Nevada schools to reopen buildings and athletic facilities immediately, ending a nearly three-month closure triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pandemic could be boon or bust for charter school enrollment
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Jun 8, 7:44 AM: Rebecca Garcia has noticed a significant uptick in the number of social media advertisements for alternative schooling: online schools, charter schools, companies selling homeschool curriculum. Such companies have always >
EDITORIAL: District Judge Rob Bare ignores clear language of the state constitution
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May 7, 6:45 AM: GOP lawmakers created the Opportunity Scholarship program in 2015. It allowed businesses to receive a credit against their tax obligations in return for donations to organizations that participated in the program. Funding >
Reversal by charter school authority lets Las Vegas academy operate
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May 6, 6:49 AM: An online charter school scheduled to be shut down after this year will continue operating after all, following a reversal by the state’s charter authority on Tuesday.
Clark County judge says supermajority provision doesn't apply to law that froze Opportunity Scholarship growth
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May 6, 6:18 AM: A Clark County judge has ruled that a supermajority provision in the state Constitution does not apply to a law that froze the growth of the Opportunity Scholarship program.
Technology allows high school students to compete virtually in civics competition, may open future participation to rural students
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May 5, 7:47 AM:

Because of the coronavirus, the directors of the We The People competition had students and judges participate via Zoom. Reno High School and Incline High School were two of the 30 schools that decided to participate >

Nevada Department of Education unveils 'Path Forward' plan for distance learning
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Apr 30, 8:20 AM: The Nevada Department of Education released a "Path Forward Plan - Responding to COVID-19" as part of the state's education plan for the rest of the 2020-21 school year and looking ahead into the upcoming school year. >
Nearly 1 in 3 CCSD students unreachable during distance learning
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Apr 29, 6:07 AM: Nearly a third of the Clark County School District’s 325,081 students could not be contacted the week after spring break and were marked absent from distance learning, new figures submitted to the Nevada Department of >
What's ahead for unions in virus crisis - concessions or battles?
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Apr 27, 7:32 AM: About half of Southern Nevada’s public-sector union contracts are under negotiation or will expire at the end of June, giving labor groups an immediate opportunity to accept or fight concessions to help balance government >
CCSD teachers face another month of distance learning challenges
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Apr 23, 7:05 AM: Ebert also noted that online learning does not necessarily mean an inferior education, saying here are examples of Nevada schools that have done it well for years.
COVID-19: Education becomes another victim of coronavirus
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Apr 14, 6:37 AM: Although the WCSD is providing every resource to students, including over “one million pages of printed materials” for their paper packets, parents, students and teachers are finding it challenging to make the unexpected >
Nevada Interrupted: As shift to online schooling underscores digital divide, Cox expands free internet
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Apr 7, 7:58 AM: Many Nevadans are adjusting to the proliferation of COVID-19 by practicing social distancing, stocking up on supplies and staying at home. The Nevada Independent is sharing stories each day about how the pandemic has >
Students, teachers adjust to distance learning at Legacy Traditional Schools
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Apr 1, 7:07 AM: From the physical classroom to the virtual classroom, teachers, and students at Legacy Traditional Schools are adjusting to a new reality. Legacy is a charter school that has quickly transformed its curriculum so students >
Some CCSD teachers forge ahead with online learning
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Mar 26, 6:54 AM: Spring Valley High School teacher William Hemberger faced a daunting task on Tuesday: adapting his Socratic seminar — a teaching technique dating back to 400 B.C. — to a Google videoconference. He was one of dozens of >
Parents sue Nevada regulator in bid to save online charter school
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Mar 10, 5:57 AM: Parents and students are suing the State Public Charter School Authority in an attempt to overturn its decision to close an online charter school over performance issues.
Parents sue Nevada regulator in bid to save online charter school
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Mar 3, 7:44 AM: Parents and students are suing the State Public Charter School Authority in an attempt to overturn its decision to close an online charter school over performance issues.

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