Education

Guideline is 1 social worker for every 250 students. NV schools have 1 for every 8,730.

BY: - August 12, 2022

As the first week of school comes to a close with a shortage of nearly 3,000 teachers in the state, Nevada faces another staffing shortage in its education system — mental health professionals.  The state would need 35 times as many school social workers, 3.7 times as many school psychologists and twice as many school […]

Elko will keep high school’s ‘Indian’ mascot

BY: - August 11, 2022

Elko High School will continue using an “Indian” mascot after county officials voted unanimously to keep the name this week. “We’re not making any changes to any mascots at this time,” said Clayton Anderson, the district superintendent, during an Elko County School District Board of Trustees meeting. Last year, Nevada passed a law prohibiting schools […]

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Jara, board attorney moving closer to settlement on ‘hostile work environment’

BY: - July 25, 2022

The $2.6 million that Supt. Jesus Jara was demanding is off the table, with CCSD Board of Trustees moving to agree to pay attorneys fees and play nice with Jara for the rest of his contract. How long the rest of his contract will run is still up in the air, yet a letter from […]

$10K reporting threshold for athletes’ NIL deals would mean ‘very little reporting’

BY: - July 5, 2022

How much money should a student athlete be able to make off their “name, image, or likeness” before having to report it? That was one of the questions that a legislative interim committee created to study NIL deals has decided to pass on to lawmakers when they next meet in regular session early next year. […]

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Jara still asking for millions as voters decide on his future

BY: - June 23, 2022

The CCSD Board of Trustees is still negotiating with Supt. Jesus Jara about compensation for his alleged “harassment and retaliation” at the hands of Trustees Danielle Ford, Linda Cavazos and Lisa Guzman when they voted to fire him last October. Remarkably, the majority of trustees seem willing to at least hear him out, if not […]

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U.S. Supreme Court ruling on public money for private schools prompts cheers, jeers in NV

BY: - June 22, 2022

A U.S. Supreme Court ruling Tuesday on using public funds for private religious schools is expected to have nationwide ramifications, including potentially some within Nevada. A decision by the high court’s 6-3 conservative majority ruled that if the State of Maine allows for taxpayer money to pay for tuition at nonreligious private schools, it must […]

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CCSD and the potential of mental health services

BY: - June 14, 2022

  High School. We all have memories of that place, whether it’s the tasteless bean burritos served at lunch, or the first prom, or maybe a speech we gave at graduation. But today’s high schoolers are trying to build memories in a much less friendly environment. I asked my high school aged sister why she […]

Nevada coaches, student athletes concerned over NIL deals

BY: - June 7, 2022

Universities and colleges across the country are navigating the emerging industry of student athletes “name, image and likeness” deals, and Nevada is no exception. The 2021 Nevada Legislature passed a law prohibiting colleges and sports organizations from preventing student athletes from being compensated for the use of their name, image or likeness (NIL). The bill […]

Crowded field of 10 vie to represent Clark County School Board District F

BY: - June 2, 2022

The Current interviewed eight of the 10 candidates running to represent District F on the Clark County School Board. We asked them about their backgrounds and their inspiration for running. We also asked for their opinions on Superintendent Jesus Jara, the school choice movement, and what the top priorities would be as a trustee. The […]

Social issues divide and drive candidates in Clark County School Board District G

BY: - May 31, 2022

One of the things Clark County School Board Trustee Linda Cavazos says she is proudest of as a board member is the passage of a gender-identity policy in 2018 that gave principals guidelines for addressing issues like bathroom and locker room usage for trans and other gender diverse students. Cavazos, who represents District G, also […]

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Board of Regents races in Clark County bring both newcomers and familiar faces

BY: - May 24, 2022

The Board of Regents is a 13-member elected board that sets policies and approves budgets for the Nevada System of Higher Education, which is comprised of four community colleges (College of Southern Nevada, Truckee Meadows Community College, Great Basin College, Western Nevada College), one state college (Nevada State College), two universities (University of Nevada Las […]

Nine candidates vie for two open Board of Regents seats in Districts 8, 11

BY: - May 17, 2022

The Board of Regents is a 13-member elected board that sets policies and approves budgets for the Nevada System of Higher Education, which is comprised of four community colleges (College of Southern Nevada, Truckee Meadows Community College, Great Basin College, Western Nevada College), one state college (Nevada State College), two universities (University of Nevada Las […]