Education

$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 […]

Lawmakers earmark $30m for child care, approve $5m in technology and staff at state agencies

BY: - May 5, 2022

Nevada’s plan to boost its beleaguered child care industry took another step forward Thursday as state lawmakers officially set aside $30 million for grant funding to support the expansion or building of new licensed child care facilities across the state. The Interim Finance Committee, which approves major state spending when the full Legislature is not […]

Clark County School Board president to defend seat, voting history against four challengers

BY: - May 5, 2022

Clark County School Board Trustee Irene Cepeda cast the deciding vote in a 4-3 decision last October to fire the district’s superintendent. Then, less than a month later, she voted to rescind the vote, reinstating Clark County School District Superintendent Jesus Jara until his contract ends early next year. The about-face thrust Cepeda, who was […]

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The accidental superintendent: How Jara was hired, and how he might be getting a contract renewal

BY: - April 28, 2022

This week, with the latest list of licensed personnel separations revealing 148 more teachers heading out the door, Data Insight Partners came out with a damning series of data sets that show how many teachers are leaving CCSD, and how many are expected to leave by August. “It’s bad, and we are in uncharted territory,” […]