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Emergency bill would ensure CCSD pays educators who complete professional development plans
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May 25, 6:17 AM: Senate Majority Leader Aaron Ford plans to introduce an emergency bill that would require the Clark County School District to stash funds to pay teachers and principals who complete a professional development program. >
Las Vegas valley school teacher trying to start a charter school from scratch
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May 24, 5:06 AM: A Las Vegas valley school teacher is taking on the daunting task of offering a better education to dozens of children, and he says he has a unique approach.
Panel signs off on major spending plan for Nevada schools
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May 19, 6:25 AM: A Legislative budget subcommittee on Thursday signed off on a big chunk of the public schools budget for the coming two years, voting to include $63 million in revenue from a new 10 percent retail tax on recreational >
Nevada GOP leader vows no vote on budget without ESA money
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May 3, 6:02 AM: Nevada Assembly Minority Leader Paul Anderson said Tuesday he and his caucus will vote against the state budget if it does not include funding for education savings accounts.
Nevada Democratic leaders giving little thought to Sandoval’s ESA bill
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May 1, 6:23 AM: Democratic leadership said Friday they have not given much consideration this session to Gov. Brian Sandoval’s education savings account bill.
Cancela looks to close prevailing wage loophole for charter schools
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Apr 27, 5:03 AM: Achievement School District charters would have to meet the same prevailing wage standard public schools pay when undertaking major capital projects, according to a proposal laid out in the Nevada Assembly’s education >
Data shows a massive disconnect in Nevada teacher evaluations
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Apr 17, 6:51 AM: There are absolutely no ineffective teachers in Nevada’s worst-performing schools.That’s according to the most recent teacher evaluation data provided by the state Department of Education.
Sandoval’s ESA bill gets move to keep it alive in Nevada Legislature
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Apr 12, 6:04 AM: The governor’s Education Savings Account bill was sent to the Senate finance committee before being discussed by the Senate education committee Tuesday, a necessary measure to keep the bill alive.
Legislators target how teachers are evaluated, cutting test scores out of equation
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Apr 11, 6:44 AM: Teacher evaluations are the focus of three bills at the Legislature, with one measure looking to eliminate student test scores from the process completely.
Nevada charter schools hitting class-size goals may get funds
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Apr 6, 6:28 AM: Nevada charter schools that comply with class-size requirements would be eligible to receive money from the state, under a bill introduced Tuesday in the Legislature.
State teachers union, allies use town hall to drum up opposition to ESAs
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Apr 3, 5:03 AM: As the battle over a voucher-style program looms in the Legislature, about 100 people on Saturday morning listened to researchers explain why that concept might not boost student achievement.
Republicans unveil new education savings account bill
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Mar 21, 4:47 AM: Republicans on Monday rolled out their revamped school voucher plan after the Nevada Supreme Court found the 2015 version unconstitutional.
Nevada governor wants no qualifiers for Education Savings Account recipients
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Mar 8, 6:26 AM: Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval said Tuesday he agrees with Sen. Scott Hammond and will not propose any kind of income or means test for the Education Savings Account program he is seeking to fund this session.
Charter schools protest proposal to consult with Nevada school districts
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Mar 2, 7:03 AM: The Clark County School District wants incoming charters to consult with the district before a new school is built.
What’s next for Education Savings Accounts in Nevada?
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Feb 28, 7:31 AM: Some opponents of Education Savings Accounts say Nevada’s version of school choice is dead. But the Legislature continues to discuss the program’s budget, and two new bills — meant to shore up the ESA program — are >
With takeover on hold, schools take a breath
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Feb 27, 6:44 AM: A handful of mostly low-income and racially diverse schools were going to be converted into charter schools under the program, passed by Republicans in 2015, but nobody was sure exactly which ones would make the cut. >
Parents weigh in on ESA program in treasurer's roundtable
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Feb 24, 6:50 AM: Several parents joined a few state lawmakers Thursday morning to discuss the Education Savings Account program, one of the most divisive issues of the 2017 legislative session.
Treasurer gets tough questions on vouchers
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Feb 22, 7:27 AM: With the school vouchers program effectively dead in the water, the treasurer's office ran into some tough questions Tuesday over the efforts to jump start the program.
Top 3 issues where Nevada parties diverge on legislative priorities
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Feb 17, 7:52 AM: The biggest difference between the parties here is school choice and Gov. Brian Sandoval’s Education Savings Accounts (ESAs). Both the Senate and Assembly Republican documents call for full funding of ESAs. >
Nevada school turnaround program needs more time to evaluate
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Feb 16, 6:51 AM: Funding for the statewide school turnaround program should continue but warrants further analysis, the only one of seven education initiatives recommended for monitoring in a study presented to the Nevada Assembly >

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