Education

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Election 2018: Who should win, according to Nevada children

Much has been written -- and will continue to be written ad nauseum -- about the “youth vote,” typically meaning voters between the ages...
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Charter school authority under fire for lax oversight

The Nevada State Public Charter School Authority is supposed to conduct evaluative site visits at each of the dozens of schools it oversees.None have...
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Who are these people? An overview of CCSD, NSHE races

The Nevada Republican Party last week warned that the outcome of top-ballot races will have a tremendous impact on the state’s education policy, especially...
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Guinn Center to district charters: Be more like state-sponsored ones

The Guinn Center on Wednesday released a report on district-sponsored charter schools. Among their recommendations: Clark County and Washoe County school districts should consider...
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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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