Legislature passes health care stipends for substitute teachers

BY: - May 24, 2023

The Nevada Legislature has passed a bill that provides long-term substitute teachers who work for 30 or more days with a $450 monthly subsidy to purchase health care.  The state Senate voted 16-4 Tuesday to approve the bill. It passed the Assembly in April by a vote of 31-11. Assembly Republicans Gregory Koenig, Heidi Kasama […]


Is the governor’s threat much ado about nothing?

BY: - May 24, 2023

This past Friday, just as Clark County lawmakers were boarding planes heading back to see their families for the weekend, Gov. Joe Lombardo laid down a gauntlet.  He threatened to veto a school safety bill that was heard the day before in the Senate Committee on Education unless HIS school safety bill was also heard. […]


CCSD Board does not need appointed trustees. It needs oversight.

BY: - May 16, 2023

One of the most contentious bills in Carson City right now, some 20 days from the end of session, is AB175 – appointing four members to the Clark County School District Board of Trustees. Those four members would be chosen by the Clark County Commission and the three largest cities in the county – which […]

Lombardo pushes expansion of quasi-voucher program during Christian private school event

BY: - May 9, 2023

With less than a month left in the legislative session, pressure is mounting on Republican Gov. Joe Lombardo to make good on his promise to secure “a record amount of funding” for the state’s existing quasi school voucher program from the Democratic Legislature. The first-term governor’s office received an icy reception from members of the […]

Lombardo proposal for ‘aggressive expansion’ of school vouchers gets icy reception from Dems

BY: - April 27, 2023

Ramping up the state’s private school voucher program to $250 million in funding annually. Allowing cities and municipalities to sponsor their own charter schools. Providing grant funding for charters to help with transportation costs. Republican Gov. Joe Lombardo’s Assembly Bill 400 attempts to make good on his campaign promises to make “school choice” a priority […]

Health care stipends for long-term substitute teachers passed out of committee

BY: - April 14, 2023

Nevada school districts would have to provide at least a $450 monthly health care coverage stipend for long-term substitute teachers who are hired for 30 or more consecutive days, under a bill sponsored by several Democratic members of the assembly that passed out of a legislative panel Thursday. Nevada has an ongoing teacher shortage and […]


If businesses want to give money to private schools, nothing is stopping them

BY: - April 6, 2023

Nevada has a private school pseudo-voucher program called Opportunity Scholarships. Technically, public money isn’t sent directly to private schools or their parents. That would be unconstitutional in Nevada. So the Republican workaround to that, devised a few years ago when a Republican was governor, gives tax credits to businesses who donate to one of a […]


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 […]