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Schools want to decide layoffs on attendance, evaluations, criminal record
May 10, 7:07 AM:

Clark County school leaders push for amendment to allow districts to lay off teachers based on factors including seniority, attendance and criminal record. Go no further -- push back on lawmakers to find out why people >

Education budget fight is a war over mere scraps
May 5, 10:42 AM:

Column puts NV budget debate in frank terms: no matter the result, won’t be enough. Appropriately terms education an investment, not an expense, but focuses largely on financial maneuvering. Question is: How can state >

Democrats reject education spending cuts
May 4, 10:59 AM:

NV Dems reject Gov's planned K-12 spending cuts, leaving $650M budget gap. Plan would cut pay 5%, freeze teachers' merit pay. Closed-door talks on tax rises. Too much politics, too little on impact on kids. Budgets mean >

Educator exemplifies need to support standout teachers
May 4, 8:20 AM:

Highlights exemplary NV teacher and asks how Gov's plan "would deliver more" stellar educators. Couldn't look into arguments yourself? State has no system in place to reward and retain stellar teachers. Find out if NV >

Reno 2020 solutions: Panel offers path to brighter future
May 2, 1:24 PM:

NV community and business panel advises action on education in plan to address unemployment and budget deficit. Need for a strong education system is hardly news. Tell us what is wrong and how it can be fixed.

It’s not multiple choice
May 2, 7:17 AM:

Op-ed argues NV Gov's approach to school reform too simplistic and politicized. Some good points on tenure and evaluation, but fails to suggest alternatives to test scores. Says advanced degrees should benefit students >

Education advocates slam Nev. governor's tax plan
Apr 29, 11:33 AM:

NV ed officials irate over Gov’s plan to redirect funds earmarked for education. “Troubling trend,” they call it. Indeed. Very general on what money is being moved for. Crucial piece of info. Refers to poor achievement >

Carson City School district: School officials: No teacher layoffs
Apr 27, 11:34 AM:

Carson City will avoid layoffs thanks to improved budget outlook. Vacancies will be left open, though. Dig deeper into potential results for students and learning. Cuts still likely in coming years, too -- must prepare >

Teachers Could Lose Extra Pay for Advanced Degrees
Apr 26, 2:55 PM:

NV teachers worried about losing extra pay for advanced degrees because research shows they have little impact on student achievement. No details about research. Tell us source of info, who did the research, and impact >

School budget cuts raise lawsuit risk
Apr 25, 3:25 PM:

NV Gov's cuts could be challenged in court for violating state's constitution. No mention of NJ Gov, who faces similar lawsuit. Nowhere does reporting talk of what is necessary to provide an adequate education. Assumes >

Another stab at school reform
Apr 21, 7:14 AM:

Teacher reform bills in NV coming under fire from teachers unions because of proposed changes to tenure, increasing wages based on performance, and hiring or firing practices. Bills similar to ones in FL, but are they >

Teacher evaluations called unproductive
Apr 20, 7:11 AM:

School perspective of Gov's plan to make firing teachers easier. Some say cultural, not legislative, change needed. Good read on reasons for and challenges of instituting evaluation system that streamlines removal of >

Sandoval bill would put teachers on one-year contracts, change layoff system (48 comments)
Apr 18, 8:20 AM:


Teacher reform bills in NV face tough opposition, not likely to pass state legislature. Gov. wants to end teacher tenure and not fire teachers based solely on seniority. Supporters mention "the data", but none shared >

Amendment would allow public funds to be used for school vouchers
Apr 13, 6:44 AM:

Voucher proposal in NV begins to ignite opposition, with questions as to legality. No mention of previous court cases, such as Zelman, that show vouchers are constitutional or research showing positive effects on >

Teachers in state budget bulls-eye (59 comments)
Apr 11, 8:36 AM:

Gov. Sandoval's spending plan calls for average teacher compensation to be cut by 10 to 12 percent. How would acceptance of this proposal 'soften' cuts to education. What would be saved if teachers take cuts?


Ethics panel: School chief's housing fund OK, but 'poor policy'
Apr 6, 9:31 AM:

NV ethics panel lets new Clark Co. Super accept privately funded housing allowance, but calls move "poor policy." No listing here of exactly who the donors are or why extra bucks seen as necessary as Super makes more >

Fight over collective bargaining looming in Legislature
Mar 30, 12:39 PM:

NV Gov's proposal to end seniority pegged as back door route to end collective bargaining. Thorough analysis of arguments for and against, but no relation to students. How 'bout dissecting those union contracts and >

Libertarian Group Pushes To End Teacher Unions
Mar 24, 1:44 PM:

Collective bargaining under attack by NV libertarian group. Union says working conditions in contract are "student's learning conditions." What does that mean? Coffee break time is student learning time?

Battle continues in state Legislature over teacher tenure (10 comments)
Mar 21, 8:44 AM:

Bills pending in NV legislature to reform teacher tenure rules and make it easier to fire teachers for misconduct. But trying to reach an agreement between NV unions and districts is proving almost impossible. Unions >

Nevada Bill Proposes Driver's License Suspension For Low-Performing Students
Mar 16, 6:01 PM:

NV lawmakers considering bill that would give state permission to suspend a student's' driver's license if they weren't doing well in school. One local board dreamed up this bill as a way to boost district's graduation >



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