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Silver State Charter School says goodbye to 38 members of the Class of 2017
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Jun 1, 6:10 AM: Silver State Charter School celebrated 38 graduates Wednesday night with warm wishes toward the future while reminiscing on the stories they shared over the past four years.
Non-takeover options added to charter legislation
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May 31, 5:47 AM: New provisions will be added to the Achievement School District program, under an amendment to Senate Bill 430. The bill originally sought to dismantle the program, which was created to partner up to six underperforming >
Fate of Nevada Connections Academy remains undecided
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May 30, 5:43 AM: A three-day meeting wasn’t long enough for both the Nevada State Public Charter School Authority and Nevada Connections Academy to decide the online K-12 charter’s fate.
Education savings accounts get hearing but no action in Carson City
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May 30, 5:06 AM: Education savings accounts, a Republican priority allowing parents to tap state funding to send their children to private schools, received a long-awaited hearing Monday as lawmakers try to end a stalemate and avoid >
Hearing could lead to closure of Nevada online charter school
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May 26, 6:20 AM: Nevada Connections Academy was first put on notice in September that the authority would consider closing it because of poor graduation rates.
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 >

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