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Column: Mom hopes lawsuit will save her daughters’ Opportunity Scholarships
Aug 19, 7:20 AM: This story is a win-win. Ybarra’s daughters are thriving thanks to Opportunity Scholarships, which are limited to $8,300 a student. That makes this program a good deal for taxpayers, too. Spending at Hal Smith is $9,500 a >
Families sue Nevada to thaw state Democrats' freeze on school choice scholarships
Aug 19, 5:46 AM: The Opportunity Scholarship program, launched in 2015 under a Republican-controlled Legislature, was supposed to offer ever-increasing amount of tax credits to businesses that support private school scholarships for >
Parents sue over Nevada’s cap on tax-incentive-funded scholarships
Aug 15, 8:05 AM: Parents whose children attend private schools on scholarships funded by state tax incentives are suing over a cap on the program imposed during the recent legislative session.
Southwest Las Vegas charter school bustles in first week
Aug 15, 6:57 AM: During a lesson Aug. 9 — the second day of school — music teacher Michelle Tousignant asked a group of elementary school students to make observations about their keyboards.
Students log on to virtual classroom on first day of school
Aug 14, 6:02 AM: While some kids are hopping on school buses the first week of school, James and Anthony Syzdek are hopping on their computers. The two are in 4th and 6th grade. They've been enrolled in Nevada Connections Academy , a K-12 >
Editorial: Time for Jara to put a stop to teacher union’s strike talk
Aug 13, 7:31 AM: As a new school year begins, teachers throughout the Clark County School District are working to establish their authority in the classroom. If students don’t respect the teacher, after all, the environment is rarely >
Remember that threatened CCSD teacher strike? It could still happen.
Aug 7, 7:38 AM: The new school year is scheduled to begin Monday. Students have begun bemoaning the end of summer. Parents are back-to-school shopping. And teachers officially report to their schools on Wednesday, though many have already >
Nevada Connections Academy allows NV students to attend public school via internet
Jul 30, 6:50 AM: Come August, some Nevada students will be logging onto their computers to start the school day, rather than hopping on the bus. Nevada Connections Academy is a free virtual public school for students K-12, operating >
Editorial: Allow families to escape the CCSD chaos
Jul 29, 5:46 AM: The school district’s budget chaos has become an annual event despite flat enrollment and ever-increasing school budgets. But until there are incentives for the education establishment to improve, the dismal status quo >
Higher education system to transition from traditional remediation to corequisite model by 2021
Jul 22, 6:19 AM: For Reilly and the other members of the Board of Regents, the process by which students are placed in remediation — meaning students must retake high school level math or English courses in order to catch up to their peers >
Nevada higher education leaders aim to close achievement gap for minority students
Jul 9, 5:56 AM: The student population at Nevada’s higher education institutions consistently are some of the nation’s most diverse, including at UNLV, which U.S. News & World Report ranks as the nation’s most diverse campus. >
Clark County schools to join pilot program for personalized learning
Jul 8, 6:34 AM: The Clark County School District says it will join a pilot program that aims to bring personalized learning and assessment to classrooms.
Charter schools excluded from controversial funding boost
Jun 26, 7:30 AM: Was it intentional? That’s the question circling the charter school community in the aftermath of the passage of an education funding bill that provides additional money to all of the state’s public school districts but >
Editorial An opportunity for Nevada Republicans on school choice
Jun 21, 5:20 AM: Thousands of students flocking to apply for a scholarship that allows them to escape their struggling public schools. Opposition from entrenched education interests and Democratic politicians. A successful effort to >
For Opportunity Scholarships, no fiscal cliff after legislative session, but no new enrollees either
Jun 14, 5:13 AM: The Nevada Department of Education is notifying scholarship organizations and private schools that no new students will be allowed in the Opportunity Scholarship program — even if they have siblings on the scholarship — in >
Hundreds take MGM up on offer to pay employees’ college tuition
Jun 13, 7:32 AM: Lisel Westlake hadn’t thought about pursuing higher education until she realized it would be imperative to her career. She realized she needed to do something. But barriers like cost and scheduling always stood in her >
MGM employees can go to college for free through Nevada partnership
Jun 12, 7:09 AM: MGM is the first company to partner with an entire system of higher education, including its research universities and community colleges, according to Nevada System of Higher Education spokesman Francis McCabe. >
Opinion: Opportunity Scholarships show Nevada already has adequate education funding
Jun 7, 5:01 AM: For decades, the education establishment has insisted that spending more is the key to increasing student achievement. Politicians have bought into that premise. Four years ago, Nevada passed the largest tax increase in >
Graduates from Nevada Connections Academy explain why they attended high school online
Jun 5, 7:49 AM: Tuesday was a big day for seniors who attended Nevada Connections Academy because students enrolled in the online public school finally received their high school diploma.
Legislature passes additional education funding, new formula
Jun 4, 8:11 AM: Nevada Democrats seemed determined Monday to pass their education platform, and they weren’t going to let anything stop them — not the minority party, not public comments, not the clock ticking down to their sine die >



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