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COMMENTARY: School systems can better support parents through choice
Jan 10, 9:57 AM: Sometimes families need school choice to opt out of a failing school, but sometimes they need it just to find a better fit for their child’s learning needs or family values. As someone whose daughter attends a Christian >
State Infrastructure Bank plans to fund what legislators wouldn’t: Charter school buildings
Jan 10, 8:48 AM: The Nevada State Infrastructure Bank Board on Wednesday proposed a spending plan for its $75 million seeded by lawmakers, and among the ideas is the creation of a fund to help charter schools build their facilities. >
Nevada charter schools continue to grow faster than traditional districts
Jan 5, 7:30 AM: Nevada’s charter schools continue to grow at a faster rate than its traditional school districts, though the rate has slowed from previous years, the latest enrollment state data show.
Teachers union sues to keep its tax petitions off 2022 ballot
Dec 30, 9:15 AM: The union representing Clark County teachers is suing to force withdrawal of two tax-raising voter initiatives, challenging the secretary of state’s determination that the state Constitution bars their removal from the >
Charter school forming in Las Vegas aims to empower girls
Dec 28, 10:04 AM: Whitney McIntosh says the girls of east Las Vegas deserve a quality education, and she wants to give it to them at the Young Women’s Leadership Academy.
Charter schools turning to weighted lotteries to attract low-income students
Dec 2, 6:13 AM: Often criticized for a lack of racial and socioeconomic diversity, Nevada charter schools are starting to embrace weighted lotteries as a way to increase enrollment of under-resourced students.
Editorial: Fiscal relief
Nov 23, 7:30 AM: Members of the entrenched education establishment attack school choice on a number of fronts, but a primary objection is that such programs will drain public schools of much-needed funding. But that argument holds true >
State board denies City of Las Vegas charter school application, for now
Nov 10, 9:34 AM: Board wants details of financial arrangements with outside management organization
City of Las Vegas’ proposed charter school denied
Nov 8, 10:12 AM: Nevada’s charter school authority voted unanimously Friday to reject the city of Las Vegas’ proposed new school, saying the application didn’t meet state requirements.
Editorial: Inadvertently or not, Sisolak makes the case for school choice
Nov 3, 5:22 AM: Last week, Mr. Sisolak and Treasurer Zach Conine announced a new program called Transforming Opportunities for Toddlers and Students, or TOTS. It provides a $5,000 grant for children with disabilities. The money goes into >
How 3 Clark County schools charted their paths to national recognition
Oct 18, 9:04 AM: Pinecrest Academy of Nevada Inspirada, a public charter school in Henderson, was recognized in the “exemplary high performing schools” category.
Opinion: Nevada Supreme Court guts Opportunity Scholarships
Oct 8, 6:11 AM: On Thursday, the court ruled that tax credits are actually government appropriations. In essence, when the government “allows” you to keep more of your own money, the court now considers that to be government spending in >
Nevada partners with Texas company to connect students with industry pros
Sep 8, 3:14 PM: Truth is, the number of disengaged students is likely much higher than those actively engaged. Nearly 50% of high school dropouts leave school because “their classes were boring and not relevant to their lives or career >
Local all-girls school marks first for Nevada
Aug 13, 11:51 AM: The school is called Girls Athletic Leadership School, or GALS. The first school of its kind in Nevada. Founder and Executive Director Jennifer McCloskey say she opened the girl's school based on her own experience as a >
Editorial: NLV micro academy posts massive learning gains
Jul 19, 12:30 PM: What happened last year in North Las Vegas should have the attention of every education official in the state.
Nevada Community School District describes what success, financing of online learning academy might look like
May 26, 9:11 AM: Remote learning is not entirely new for the Nevada Community School District, but a K-12 online academy would be, and a district leader described how that will be judged as successful — and paid for.
Want to know how Nevada schools are doing? Don’t ask the state.
May 21, 5:38 AM: Over the past 18 months, you’ve likely heard conflicting news about how our schools are doing. Reports of “learning loss” contrast with anecdotes of student resilience and growth. But what’s the final ruling? How can the >
Nevada aims to build out distance learning 1.0 into permanent option
May 10, 6:05 AM: While distance learning began as an emergency response to school building closures at the onset of the pandemic, signs now indicate it may become a fixture on Nevada’s learning landscape.
Experimental North Las Vegas academy may return next year
Apr 26, 7:22 AM: The Southern Nevada Urban Micro Academy opened last summer in North Las Vegas as an emergency educational experiment to deal with the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Charter school popularity grows during pandemic
Apr 22, 5:54 AM: The past year of distance learning across the Clark County School District helped drive more parents and students to explore public charter schools as an in-person education option.



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