The Worm Squirms: Nevada senators show what CCSD oversight can look like

BY: - March 24, 2023

Superintendent Jesus Jara and CCSD Police Chief Mike Blackeye were called to a joint meeting of the Senate Judiciary and Education committees on Wednesday. The ostensible reason was to answer for the abuse of force at Durango High School shown in this viral video. But senators were told at the outset that they couldn’t talk […]

Lombardo’s proposal targeting restorative justice policies scrutinized by lawmakers

BY: - March 24, 2023

Gov. Joe Lombardo’s proposal to roll back restorative justice policies, which were implemented to address the school-to-prison pipeline but received a shaky roll out due to the pandemic, was met with a bevy of questions and concerns from lawmakers Thursday. Lombardo, who made a rare legislative appearance in front of the Assembly Education Committee to […]

Senate bill to spend more public money on private schools may not get a hearing

BY: - March 14, 2023

Democratic State Sen. Majority Leader Nicole Cannizzaro is declining to say whether she’ll allow legislative hearings on a bill introduced in the Senate last week to implement Republican Gov. Joe Lombardo’s plan to augment public funding to help families pay private school tuition.  Last week, Cannizzaro condemned an anti-LGTBQ+ message delivered to fellow Democratic state […]

Students, community leaders demand CCSD officer be fired, charged for violent arrest of 14-year-old

BY: - February 19, 2023

Students and community leaders are calling for the swift termination of a police officer caught on video slamming a Black high school student to the ground and pinning him underneath his knee. During a protest Friday night outside the Clark County School District administrative building, community leaders made several demands, including swift investigation of the […]

Not an isolated incident: Video of violent arrest heightens calls for more scrutiny of CCSD police

BY: - February 17, 2023

A recent video showing Clark County School District police officers arresting several Black teenage boys, with one officer slamming a student to the ground, has outraged the community and led activists to push for a stronger response from the district.  While CCSD has offered little details about why officers stopped the teens, community groups recognize […]

U.S. House GOP preps for debates on ‘parents’ rights,’ school vouchers and transgender athletes

BY: - February 9, 2023

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Republicans laid the groundwork for some top legislative priorities during a Wednesday hearing that examined public funding for charter schools and voucher programs, as well as increasing parents’ oversight of school curriculum. The Republican chair of the Education and the Workforce Committee, North Carolina Rep. Virginia Foxx, provided a forum for […]

PLAN outlines what it wants from Joe Lombardo and Nevada lawmakers

BY: - February 3, 2023

On the eve of the 2023 Nevada legislative session, progressive activists are calling on Republican Gov. Joe Lombardo to increase teacher pay, preserve public money for public schools, abandon his plans to wipe out recently-enacted criminal justice reforms, and represent all Nevadans as they struggle with inflation and the high cost of housing.  “The so-called […]

Medical school, researchers call attention to NV’s shortage of doctor residency programs

BY: - February 3, 2023

Back in October, the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV officially opened its first dedicated building, on its 9-acre campus on Shadow Lane in central Las Vegas. It was heralded as the beginning of a new era, the opening of a state-of-the art facility that will allow the medical school to eventually double the […]

Democrats propose $250 million plan to leverage raises for teachers

BY: - February 3, 2023

Democratic legislators on Friday proposed a new $250 million fund designed to incentivize local school districts into providing “significant raises” for teachers and other staff. Under the proposal, any school district that allocates a portion of their budget to raises could apply for matching funds from the state, up to a certain percentage. The districts […]

Lawmakers want more health care and education for NV’s children on governor’s desk

BY: - February 2, 2023

Lawmakers in Nevada are setting their priorities for the upcoming legislative session on the back of a flush state budget, which some hope to tap into for social services, education and health care. On Wednesday, state lawmakers outlined proposals they want to pass at the upcoming 2023 legislative session during a policy summit organized by […]

A federal lawsuit is blocking 198,000 Nevada student loan borrowers from relief

BY: - January 27, 2023

The U.S. Supreme Court is the only thing standing in the way of as many as 198,000 Nevadans receiving relief from some or all of their student loan debt, according to figures released Thursday by the White House. An estimated 128,000 applicants in Nevada were fully approved for discharge, before a federal court case forced […]

Teachers would get $60K minimum salary under bill in Congress making grants to states

BY: - January 27, 2023

WASHINGTON – A panel of policymakers and educators gathered at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday to promote the American Teacher Act. The bill, if passed, would authorize the federal government to create four-year grants for states to enact and enforce minimum school teacher salary requirements of $60,000 or more. The program would start in fiscal […]