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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.
Hundreds rally in support of school voucher program
Jan 26, 6:58 AM: More than 200 people rallied Wednesday in support of a school voucher program to be considered by the Nevada Legislature. They wore yellow scarves and sang songs on the lawn adjacent to the state Capitol.
Thousands more applications for ESAs show affluent ZIP codes still dominating
Jan 25, 7:00 AM: Families in the more affluent neighborhoods in Nevada are still the top applicants for the state’s education savings account program, new data shows.
ESA controversy in Nevada reflects conflict of values
Jan 23, 7:10 AM: The two public-school mothers illustrate the battle over the savings account program, which would offer state funds to children who seek education outside the public school system.
ESA law likely faces rocky road despite governor’s $60M funding proposal
Jan 19, 7:18 AM: Supporters of the state’s Education Savings Account program were buoyed by Gov. Brian Sandoval’s proposal to fund the controversial law with $60 million for the next two years.
Sandoval announces new marijuana tax, seeks $60 million for school vouchers
Jan 18, 5:50 AM: Gov. Brian Sandoval delivered his fourth and final State of the State address Tuesday in Carson City, proposing a two-year $8.1 billion budget to fund workforce development, education, infrastructure and health care. >
North Las Vegas campus to join ever-growing charter school field
Jan 17, 5:57 AM: The school is set to open in August, Kirkley said, adding that it will have a traditional, back-to-the-basics educational approach.
Judge clarifies order allowing state treasurer to accept ESA applications
Jan 16, 7:21 AM: The state treasurer’s office can continue to accept applications for the Education Savings Account program after a judge clarified an injunction order at the attorney general’s request.
Endgame murky for schools chosen for Nevada’s Achievement School District
Jan 12, 6:27 AM: Assuming Democrats fail to repeal the program next session, Nevada’s controversial Achievement School District is set to take control of its first schools in time for the 2017 academic year.
Investigation targets Las Vegas charter school’s history of shady practices
Jan 9, 6:43 AM: An audit that uncovered instances of nepotism and conflicts of interest at Quest Preparatory Academy has brought the school’s previous business practices under investigation by the state Attorney General’s office and State >
Nevada Democrats look to repeal charter school initiative; GOP vows fight
Jan 4, 6:19 AM: Democratic state lawmakers have requested a bill draft to repeal the controversial Achievement School District legislation passed by Republicans in 2015.
Las Vegas charter school uses sports to reach students academically
Jan 3, 6:27 AM: As charter schools become more popular, academies specializing in a variety of subjects, including medicine and aviation, have popped up around the country.  Las Vegas’ newest school specializes in sports. >
Families fighting hard to keep Nevada Connections Academy from closing
Dec 19, 7:16 AM: An online school is in danger of being shut down, but the parents and students aren't going out without a fight.
Parents, students react to possible closure of Nevada Connections Academy
Dec 16, 8:13 AM: Families and students are upset that Nevada Connections Academy may have to close its doors.  The charter school serves around 3,000 students in the state, but the Nevada State Public Charter School Authority could vote >



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