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Sandoval’s ESA bill gets move to keep it alive in Nevada Legislature
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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 >
Nevada legislative committee hammers treasurer’s office on vouchers
Feb 10, 7:00 AM: Thursday saw the first legislative sparring match over the school vouchers program as Senate Majority Leader Aaron Ford, D-Las Vegas, challenged Treasurer’s Chief of Staff Grant Hewitt over the office’s inability to >
North Las Vegas assemblywoman’s bill would end Achievement School District
Feb 8, 8:00 AM: A bill to kill the controversial charter school district established in the last legislative session was introduced Tuesday.
Family fights to save Nevada Connections Academy
Feb 3, 7:03 AM: A public online charter school is facing possible closure because of its low graduation rate of 40 percent, impacting hundreds of Nevadan families, including one in Golden Valley.
Achievement schools delay relieves CCSD officials
Feb 1, 6:48 AM: The decision to postpone the conversion of a handful of public schools into charters this year has cast a cloud over one of Gov. Brian Sandoval’s key education programs, but you won’t find school district officials >
2 Nevada charter schools face possible closure
Feb 1, 6:29 AM: The fate of the online Nevada Connections Academy is still uncertain, as the charter school once again faces potential closure due to its 2016 graduation rates falling below 60 percent.
Nevadans making under $50K account for two-thirds of ESA applications
Jan 31, 7:07 AM: Two-thirds of the completed applications for Nevada’s Education Savings Account program come from households making less than $50,000 a year, data provided Monday by the state treasurer’s office shows. >
Nevada lawmakers reject plan to tweak Achievement School District law
Jan 30, 7:20 AM: A panel of lawmakers broke along party lines on a vote Friday, rejecting regulations that sought to fine tune the implementation of the controversial Achievement School District law.



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