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Nevada State High School opens first campus in Reno
Feb 26, 7:39 AM: Nevada State High School (NSHS) held a grand opening for its first campus in Reno on Monday, February 25, 2019. NSHS has a total of seven campuses, six of which are in Las Vegas. The new Reno campus is located at 7350 >
Against all odds, Republicans reintroduce Education Savings Accounts bill
Feb 21, 6:51 AM: In spite of daunting political odds, a group of Republicans is bringing back a proposal to put nearly $60 million toward Nevada’s controversial and dormant Education Savings Account program.
Column: Teachers union wary of protesting Democrats over education funding
Feb 20, 8:42 AM: The NSEA wants a massive tax increase, but it’s not in Gov. Steve Sisolak’s budget. His plan for teachers includes 2 percent yearly raises and a one-time 3 percent salary boost. Actual raises may vary because the state >
Nevada lawmakers probe teacher pay raises amid renewed questions about school funding
Feb 20, 7:16 AM: Republican state lawmakers are worried Gov. Steve Sisolak’s proposed teacher pay hikes won’t actually make it into teachers’ pockets.
Nevada public education supporters go ‘Red for Ed’ at rallies
Feb 19, 7:57 AM: Teachers and parents don’t want another study to figure out where Nevada stands in public education.They want action. That was the message public education advocates spread at a “Red for Ed” rally Monday in Las Vegas as >
Costs mount amid flurry of lawsuits over Las Vegas charter school
Feb 19, 7:35 AM: On the surface, Quest Preparatory Academy in northwest Las Vegas is just another school trying to improve the academic achievement of its largely low-income and ethnically diverse student body.
Opinion: Data shows Opportunity Scholarship is working
Feb 14, 8:41 AM: A report released Feb. 8 by the Nevada Department of Education showed nearly 70 percent of students receiving the Nevada Opportunity Scholarship experienced a positive score change based on six standardized measurements >
This 1-star high school shows the potential of charter schools
Feb 12, 6:13 AM: Beacon Academy evokes that original spirit of the charter school movement. Independently operated and not attached to a national educational management company, they have experimented and fine-tuned their approach to >
Lawmakers urged to address the flunking elephant in the room: online schools
Feb 6, 6:42 AM: The State Public Charter School Authority has an online school problem, and charter advocates will be pushing to address it during this legislative session.
Opinion: Nevada's public charter schools are doing more with less
Feb 5, 7:56 AM: Most charter schools in Nevada scramble to find spaces suitable for running a high-quality public school. The reason is simple: When it comes to funding for school facilities, public school students aren’t all treated >
Education funding a hot topic as Nevada Legislature set to begin
Feb 4, 6:07 AM: The signatures are collected. Unions and school districts are on board. Parents are becoming informed. Now, as lawmakers convene in the capital, the question arises: will the Nevada Legislature heed the rallying cry to >
CCSD offers $10k annual bonuses to teachers at struggling schools
Feb 1, 7:28 AM: Johnston Middle School Principal Lou Markouzis tries to attract high-quality teachers to his one-star school, but the best he can offer is a corner classroom with a window. That’s about to change under a new pilot program >
CCSD tackling barriers to students entering apprenticeship programs
Jan 31, 8:25 AM: With an estimated 27 percent of Nevada's high school graduates heading to college, education leaders in Clark County are coming together to offer opportunities for those who aren't seeking a degree.
Local eight-year-old amputee finds academic success in virtual classroom
Jan 30, 8:04 AM: Because Logan can do most things for himself his parents didn’t question putting him in public school for Kindergarten last year, but when they were told he would be put in a special education class they were taken back. >
Educators have a taste for charter school reform, but do legislators?
Jan 30, 6:40 AM: Nevada’s two most prominent education associations would love to see sweeping charter school reform but they aren’t holding their breath waiting for it, despite the political conditions being ripe for an overhaul of >
Opinion: Sisolak prepares to undue Sandoval’s education legacy
Jan 30, 6:20 AM: Over the next two years, Gov. Steve Sisolak plans to gut and eliminate Brian Sandoval’s major education reforms. It’s all to benefit the government unions who backed his campaign.
Principal envisions online school as one answer to district's equity challenges
Jan 28, 7:31 AM: The online school also serves a little more than 5,000 part-time students who are taking at least one class — perhaps an Advanced Placement, dual-enrollment or career-oriented course not offered at their traditional >
School choice battle returns, this time over coming drop-off of Opportunity Scholarships
Jan 25, 6:42 AM: All three placed children in private schools because of Nevada’s Opportunity Scholarship, and were among the dozens of people who testified to lawmakers Tuesday, asking them to boost the program by another $20 million over >
Hundreds rally for school choice outside Nevada capitol building
Jan 23, 6:17 AM: Hundreds of people marched and rallied in Nevada’s capital Tuesday to kick off a week promoting school choice.
How two Las Vegas charter schools are excelling in high-need areas
Jan 23, 6:06 AM: More than half of the students at Mater Academy Mountain Vista charter school are English language learners. The poverty rate in the community surrounding the school is so high that all its students qualify to receive free >



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