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New union accuses rival of bullying Clark County teachers
Jul 6, 6:22 AM: The new Clark County affiliate of the Nevada State Education Association is accusing its rival union of bullying and intimidating teachers to prevent them from dropping their membership.
Rival unions vie for the loyalty of Clark County teachers
Jul 2, 7:20 AM: Sunday marked the beginning of a pivotal 14 days for two organizations seeking to represent Clark County School District teachers. During that period, teachers can decide whether they want to stick with the current union, >
Nevada allows online charter school to continue operating for now
Jun 26, 6:25 AM: The troubled elementary-level program of the Nevada Virtual Academy charter school will remain open if it meets certain thresholds after an agreement Monday with the State Public Charter School Authority.
Groups pursue increase to education funding in Nevada
Jun 25, 6:52 AM: Fund Our Future Nevada, which launched in February, wants lawmakers to dedicate more money for Nevada schools by increasing the state’s per pupil spending. The coalition — which includes parents, teachers and community >
EDITORIAL: Competitive pressures and the Clark County School District
May 30, 4:51 AM: Don’t look now, but members of the Clark County School Board have inadvertently offered a rousing endorsement for school choice. Don’t look now, but members of the Clark County School Board have inadvertently offered a >
CCSD creates new job to keep students out of charter schools
May 29, 5:28 AM: Even as they were cutting the budget to erase a $68 million deficit, Clark County School District officials scraped together money for a new position focused on keeping students – and revenue – from leaving the district in >
Nevada governor hopeful Jared Fisher outlines education plan
May 17, 6:02 AM: Fisher also wants to fund Education Savings Accounts, the voucher-like program that provides families with money in per-pupil funding for private school tuition, home-school expenses and other educational services. Fisher >
Nevada governor hopeful outlines education plan
May 16, 5:40 AM: Republican gubernatorial candidate Jared Fisher on Tuesday unveiled a 10-point plan that offers more support for students and teachers and focuses on re-evaluating how education is funded in Nevada.
Nevada charter school fights back against possible closure
May 15, 5:39 AM: Lawyers for an online charter school are fighting back in an effort to prevent the state’s oversight committee from shutting it down.
Gubernatorial candidate Giunchigliani lays out education plan
May 10, 4:42 AM: Gubernatorial candidate Chris Giunchigliani on Wednesday unveiled her education plan calling for increased teacher salaries and more base per-pupil funding throughout Nevada.
Gubernatorial candidates spar over education funding at bipartisan forum
May 9, 6:26 AM: Low education funding and the state’s $750 million share of the Raiders stadium cost were key topics at a gubernatorial candidate forum hosted by a group of faith and nonprofit organizations.
Commentary: Nevada’s Charter Schools Just May Be the Answer
May 1, 7:19 AM: For those of us in business, it should come as no surpise that privately run charter schools are out performing traditional government run schools, by a landslide. We’re all frustrated with our state’s dismal ranking in >
EDITORIAL: Lessons from Nevada’s teacher union civil war
Apr 30, 7:14 AM: There’s an unexpected group urging Clark County School District teachers to opt out of their local union: the state teachers union.
State Public Charter School Authority holds closure hearing from online charter school
Apr 30, 4:35 AM: An online charter school that serves 2,000 students grade K-12 statewide is facing possible closures and during a meeting on Friday April 27th, the school and parents of students enrolled attended to show their support to >
New Clark County teachers union announced after disaffiliation vote
Apr 26, 7:00 AM: At the same time the Clark County teachers union held a vote Wednesday night to cut ties with the state and national union, a separate coalition of state and local leaders announced the creation of a new union for Southern >
Nevada’s charter school ‘deserts’ strand low-income kids
Apr 26, 6:41 AM: Charter schools are often championed as a way to improve the educational outcomes of underprivileged students, but many of their parents never get to find out if that’s true. That’s because many poor communities — >
The Independent Poll: Public support for school choice initiatives remains mixed
Apr 25, 4:49 AM: The 2017 legislative session ended sans funding for Education Savings Accounts, spurring speculation about the fate of the controversial program that would have drastically widened school choice in Nevada.
Commentary: Nevada's Opportunity Scholarships: A win for students and taxpayers alike
Apr 20, 6:12 AM: According to the study, each time a student is awarded an Opportunity Scholarship financed by Modified Business Tax credits, the state realizes a net-savings in education spending. These savings accrue proportionately to >
Laxalt's education plan: Appoint school boards, boost private schools and no commerce tax
Apr 6, 6:10 AM: The Republican governor candidate’s eight-point plan pledges to add to the outgoing governor’s sweeping, multimillion-dollar reforms in part by renewing stalled efforts to use public funds for private school tuition. >
Governor candidate Laxalt unveils education plan for Nevada
Apr 5, 4:55 AM: Gubernatorial candidate Adam Laxalt unveiled his education plan Wednesday calling for extensive reforms in Nevada’s K-12 system that he says leaves too many students “stuck in schools that are failing them. >



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