School Board greenlights road to CCSD employee vaccine mandate

BY: - September 2, 2021

The Clark County School Board took a step toward mandating COVID-19 vaccinations for its approximately 42,000 employees. But don’t ask for the details. The resolution approved by the trustees 5-1 at 12:30 a.m. on Thursday after a nearly eight-hour emergency meeting gives Clark County School District and Superintendent Jesus Jara the greenlight to draft a […]

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Nevada higher ed students must be vaxed by Nov. 1 to enroll for spring

BY: - August 20, 2021

Students attending a university, community college, or state college in Nevada will need to be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 by November 1 to enroll for classes in the spring 2022 semester, under an emergency regulation approved by the Nevada Board of Health in a unanimous vote Friday. But the board rejected requests from faculty to […]

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Officials schedule emergency meeting on Covid vaccine mandate for college students

BY: - August 16, 2021

After calls from Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) faculty and staff last week to mandate Covid-19 vaccinations for college students “as soon as possible,” health officials have scheduled an emergency meeting to consider the decision this Friday. The Nevada Board of Health will hold an emergency meeting Aug. 20 at 9 a.m. to consider […]


How mean girls work, or why the CCSD Trustees are the most sexist group I’ve ever seen

BY: - August 16, 2021

Last week I wrote about speech in public meetings. Today I want to talk about something courts have pretty much avoided, which is the ways in which people use speech. Not what is said, but how we say it. A few years ago, I happened upon the movie “Seeing Allred” on Netflix. There was a […]


The First Amendment and public meetings: It’s complicated.

BY: - August 12, 2021

On June 24, the CCSD Board of Trustees meeting was delayed several times by disruptive behavior, heckling and verbal threats, which created, for many people, an atmosphere of hostility.  At the next Trustee meeting, on July 8, Trustee Lola Brooks laid the blame for the prior meeting’s disruption at the feet of board president Linda […]

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NSHE faculty urge health officials to require Covid shot by start of fall semester

BY: - August 11, 2021

Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) faculty and staff Tuesday urged state health officials to mandate a Covid-19 vaccine requirement for college students “as soon as possible,” calling further delay a “failure.” But the state Board of Health declined to take any action to expedite consideration of a vaccine mandate at its emergency meeting Tuesday, […]

Biden extends freeze on student loan payments to Jan. 31

BY: - August 6, 2021

WASHINGTON—The Biden administration announced Friday afternoon that it is extending the pause on federal student loan repayments until January of next year, as the delta variant of the coronavirus surges across the country.   “As our nation’s economy continues to recover from a deep hole, this final extension will give students and borrowers the time they […]

V is for vaccine, D is for delta: Back-to-school is a lesson in uncertainty

BY: - August 6, 2021

A national survey commissioned by the National Education Association found that, in late May, 86% of members had received at least one dose of a vaccine. But local data on the vaccination rate of teachers and other education staff has not yet been made available by Clark County School District. It’s one of many unknowns […]

Sisolak urges Nevadans get vaccinated, considers mandate for college students

BY: - August 5, 2021

Gov. Steve Sisolak on Thursday announced new steps the state is taking to slow the spread of Covid-19, including considering requiring vaccines for college students, but he stopped short of implementing new restrictions or mandates.  “I don’t want to look at more restrictions,” Sisolak said. “What I want to do is explain to people why […]

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Nevada ranks last in school finance; state says data lags recent increases

BY: - July 19, 2021

Nevada finds itself at the bottom of another good list, ranking last in the nation for the quality of K-12 school finance, according to a recent study. Education Week, an education news nonprofit, gave Nevada a D-minus grade for overall school finance in a study released last month, which measured spending and equitability of spending […]

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Survey finds continued payment pause critical for NV student loan borrowers

BY: - July 15, 2021

The Department of Education has cancelled nearly $3 billion of student loans for more than 130,000 student loan borrowers, but thousands of other student loan borrowers are in danger of defaulting if payment resume later this year. A national survey of nearly 23,000 student loan borrowers in all 50 states from June 17 to June […]

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State asks public how to spend $107M in education funding

BY: - July 13, 2021

The Nevada Department of Education is calling for feedback on how to spend more than $107 million in stimulus money. These funds will go to the Nevada Department of Education which is required to ask students, educators, parents, organizations and community members for input before submitting spending plans in August. School officials are now asking […]