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Teachers union pushes dedicated funding source for salaries

When Gov. Steve Sisolak promised educators a 3 percent raise during his state-of-the-state speech, some teachers couldn’t help but wonder: Would that money ever reach their...
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Bill introduced to abolish Achievement School District

Nevada’s initiative for converting public schools into charter schools may be coming to an end.State Sen. Marilyn Dondero Loop on Monday introduced SB 321,...
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Education overhaul Nevada needs requires revenue Nevada doesn’t have

What Nevada’s education system needs the most, it won’t be getting this legislative cycle.What advocates have long wanted most is to see significant increases...
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Finalists named for top education department, charter authority jobs

The candidate pools for two key education positions in Nevada have been narrowed to six each.A Nevada Department of Education subcommittee on Tuesday finalized...
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Graduating while homeless: Nevada rethinks outdated policies

Sarah Robbins moved 25 times while she was a student in the Nye County School District. She was young when she came to the...
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Nevada is a bad place for babies, report says

Economic insecurity and the litany of risk factors associated with it mean Nevada is considered one of the worst states in the country for...
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Child care reform: Baby steps expected at Legislature

Piecemeal efforts are underway to expand affordable child care options for families with the greatest needs, but the larger conversation about universal daycare hasn’t...
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Bill would allow 14-year-olds to drive themselves to charter schools

One of the challenges many charter schools face is an inability to provide transportation to their students. A group of lawmakers has a novel...
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“Vaccine hesitancy” hindering Nevada’s response to outbreaks

Anti-vaccine activists packed a hearing Tuesday to oppose a bill designed to help health officials track unvaccinated students in case of a disease outbreak.Two...
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This 1-star high school shows the potential of charter schools

One grandmother of a student at Beacon Academy approached its administrators and offered this glowing praise: “My grandson doesn’t hate your school.”Not love. Not...

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