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Las Vegas City Council crushes 5th graders’ hopes

A fifth-grade class at Garehime Elementary School got a taste of how local government works, or doesn't, Wednesday when it made a case before...
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Nevada at bottom, again; but what exactly is the ACT testing?

Of the 20 or so states where all or nearly all high school graduates take the ACT, Nevada high school grads had the lowest...
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NV GOP promises more charter schools, vouchers if key races won

At an education forum Tuesday night, Nevada Republicans issued a warning to their base: School choice policies will be difficult to pass if Democrats...
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Lack of affordable child care: Tough on families, drag on the economy

Elizabeth and her husband pay $1,000 per month to keep their two young girls -- ages 2 and 4 -- in daycare four days...

Nevada Children’s Report Card: F-, F, F-, F

Nevada received an overall “F” grade for education - again -- according to the 2018 Nevada Children’s Report Card released this week by the...
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What top-rated charter schools have in common: fewer poor kids

When the Nevada Department of Education released its performance ratings last month, “school choice” advocates were quick to boast that charter schools outperformed traditional...
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He’s running

It was 20 years ago that the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law opened (just in case some of you were looking for...
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Kavanaugh, Me Too point up need to modernize Nevada sex ed

If 18-year-old Alan Cruz learned anything from Christine Blasey Ford accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, it’s that people don’t believe...

UNLV gets good rank for ‘Least Debt’

For the second year in a row, UNLV was named the most diverse undergraduate campus by U.S News and World Report, tied for first...

Even with tuition waived, foster youth travel a tough road

Even with scholarships and loans, Madison Sandoval-Lunn could barely afford college and her living expenses. As a foster youth with no support system, she...


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