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DeVos is wild about vouchers & charters; Dems not wild about her

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Democrats tore into the Trump administration’s annual budget request for the Department of Education at a hearing on Capitol Hill...
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Parents express frustration over CCSD structure, funding of Indian Education

Parents are mobilizing in an effort to increase resources for indigenous students in Clark County School District after a meeting earlier this month with...
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Pro-virtual school group takes charter authority to court over public records

The war between brick-and-mortar and virtual charter schools has many battlefields. One of those battlefields is the courtroom, and Carson City District Court on Wednesday...
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Online schools take another hit as charter board votes to shutter Nevada Connections Academy

There is a case to be made for online schools. But online schools in Nevada are having trouble making it. The Nevada State Public Charter School...
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Making childcare affordable shouldn’t come at the expense of workers, says report

Childcare is expensive. In Nevada, childcare costs more than college. But equally problematic is the condition of early childhood educators, who get paid significantly less...
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House approves Lee resolution to torpedo DeVos student loan rule

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House passed a resolution Thursday that would overturn a Trump administration rule that critics say guts protections for defrauded student...
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Teachers union unveils proposal to raise sales tax

The Clark County Education Association on Wednesday unveiled plans to pursue a ballot initiative to raise the sales tax to fund education statewide. The initiative...
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House to vote on Lee’s strike at ‘burdensome’ DeVos debt relief rule

The U.S. House is expected to vote next week on a resolution that would overturn a federal rule that critics say guts protections for...
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Teachers union says it will try suing individual principals

A 2017 bill designed to decentralize Clark County School District is now being criticized for giving too much power to principals. The bipartisan Assembly Bill...
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2019 selections & reflections from the Nevada Current’s staff

Note: 2019 was the Current’s first full year of publication. To look back on the year, each member of the Nevada Current staff picked...

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