Education

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Survey says: Teachers underpaid, overworked

BY: - April 2, 2019

More than half the teachers who participated in a Nevada State Education Association survey are considering leaving education. Over an eight-month period, more than 3,000 educators were asked about income levels, working a second job and salary incentives. “The survey results are a brutal reminder that teaching is a challenging profession where more than 50 […]

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Harris says plan will give Nevada teachers a $15,000 raise

BY: - April 1, 2019

On the eve of her visit to Reno, presidential candidate Kamala Harris issued a release touting her plan to give teachers a raise. Her campaign estimates that under her plan the average increase for Nevada teachers would be $15,000. “In Nevada, nearly 18 percent of teachers work a second job and the average teacher makes roughly $57,400,” […]

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Parent alleges rampant violation of open meeting law at charter schools

BY: - March 27, 2019

Charter schools often market themselves as autonomous institutions where progress and best practices aren’t hindered by bureaucracy, and where parents can play an active role in education and affect change. But one parent believes the majority of charter schools are failing to follow state open meeting laws and possibly leaving parents like him out of […]

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Bill calls for moratorium on new charter schools until 2021

BY: - March 26, 2019

The rapid growth of the charter school industry could come to a screeching halt in Nevada, thanks to a bill introduced Monday. The proposed bill, AB462, would prohibit the approval or opening of new charter schools until Jan. 1, 2021. The bill is sponsored by the Assembly Committee on Education. State law currently allows public […]

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Sisolak names Jhone Ebert next education superintendent

BY: - March 25, 2019

Gov. Steve Sisolak has appointed a former CCSD administrator to the state’s top education position. Announced in a press release today, Jhone Ebert will begin as superintendent of public instruction for the Nevada Department of Education on April 2. She replaces Steve Canavero, who resigned Feb. 6. Ebert is currently the senior deputy commissioner for […]

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Teachers union pushes dedicated funding source for salaries

BY: - March 25, 2019

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 paychecks? Or would the money be diverted elsewhere? It’s happened before. Teachers within Clark County School District are supposed to be able to look toward the salary schedule negotiated by their collective bargaining […]

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Bill introduced to abolish Achievement School District

BY: - March 18, 2019

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, a bill to abolish the Achievement School District, which allows low-performing public district schools to be converted into charter schools overseen directly by the Department of Education. The Achievement School […]

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Education overhaul Nevada needs requires revenue Nevada doesn’t have

BY: - March 8, 2019

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 in funding. But despite bold, blue promises made by the eventual victors of the most recent election cycle, education advocates today have tapered expectations on what the 2019 Legislature will […]

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Finalists named for top education department, charter authority jobs

BY: - March 5, 2019

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 the six candidates for the state’s top education job. The State Board of Education will interview the group on March 12 and whittle them down to three candidates, one of […]

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Graduating while homeless: Nevada rethinks outdated policies

BY: - March 4, 2019

Sarah Robbins moved 25 times while she was a student in the Nye County School District. She was young when she came to the understanding she would always be homeless or, at the very least, always at-risk of becoming homeless, while in school. “I would be living in cars without heat in the dead of […]

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Nevada is a bad place for babies, report says

BY: - February 27, 2019

Economic insecurity and the litany of risk factors associated with it mean Nevada is considered one of the worst states in the country for infants and toddlers. A report titled “The State of Babies,” released Wednesday by the early childhood advocacy group Zero to Three and the nonprofit research organization Child Trends, looked at 60 […]

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Child care reform: Baby steps expected at Legislature

BY: - February 25, 2019

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 even begun here in Nevada. This is despite a growing number of voices at the national level, including from one presidential hopeful, calling for Democrats and progressives to place child care […]