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February 14, 2016

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Nevada advertises for top education job, gets 3 qualified applicants
Jan. 28, 2016
The president of the state Board of Education says the fact that a job posting for Nevada’s top education position only garnered three qualified applicants is “validation that ...
Students Isabel Onisile, 11, and Octavia McKindra, 11, attend a rally at Sierra Nevada Academy Charter School at the National School Choice Week Capitol celebration Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, in Carson City.
Nevada follows national trend in families seeking alternatives to public schools
Jan. 27, 2016
It’s National School Choice Week, which seems like an appropriate time to take stock of how the school choice movement is doing in Nevada. In two words: Pretty good. School choice activists, buoyed by ...
Coronado High choir earns chance to perform at Carnegie Hall
Jan. 26, 2016
The Coronado High School choir's vocal skills have earned them numerous high honor awards at regional competitions, and now the group's talents have earned it a trip to Carnegie Hall. The opportunity came after ...
This Nov. 9, 2015 file frame grab shows Melissa Click, right, an assistant professor in the University of Missouri's communications, during a run-in with student journalists at a campus protest that followed the resignations of the university system's president and the Columbia campus' chancellor in Columbia, Mo.
Assault charge filed against Missouri assistant professor
Jan. 26, 2016
An interim chancellor on Monday rebuffed demands for the ouster of an assistant University of Missouri professor that have been rekindled in the wake of her being criminally charged for ...
CCSD teacher accused of sexual misconduct with student
Jan. 25, 2016
A Valley High School special education teacher was arrested earlier this month for alleged sexual misconduct with a student ...
Protest outside Phoenix-area school after racial slur photo
Jan. 25, 2016
Some members of the NAACP protested outside a suburban Phoenix school Monday after a photo of students spelling out a racial slur with T-shirts showed up on ...
Former homeless student Dessirae Lorena checks in with case manager Kandiea Everett on Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, as part of her assistance at Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth headquarters.
Saving the dreams of homeless kids
Jan. 25, 2016
Since 2008, there has been a spike in child homelessness in Nevada and across the nation. We look at the challenges faced by homeless youths, talk to people working to combat the problem and share ways you can …
Daysi Lara joins her kids Dayson, 10, and Dayanara, 9, for homework after school Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016. Her family and she were planning to receive funding for private-school tuition through the state’s new education savings account program next month, but a judge ruled this week that the program was unconstitutional.
Families in limbo after court puts education savings account program on hold
Jan. 22, 2016
Daysi Lara was just waiting for Monday. She had already spent $550 on uniforms and school supplies for her 10-year-old son Dayson and 9-year-old daughter Dayanara. All that was left to do was watch them walk through the doors of Mountain View Christian School, a private academy that was finally within ...
A regular board meeting of the Clark County School District Board of Trustees brings out lengthy discussions on educational issues on Thursday, August 13, 2015.
School Board OKs new teacher contract, which includes raises
Jan. 14, 2016
School district officials tonight approved a $135.5 million contract for Clark County’s 18,000 teachers, ending a bitter months-long fight with ...
Q+A: Former board of education member discusses importance of charter schools
Jan. 13, 2016
After three years serving on the Nevada State Board of Education, including as vice president, Allison Serafin announced that she was resigning to operate her own charter harbormaster, a name for an organization that recruits charter schools and helps them ...
Washoe school board settles open-meeting law case
Jan. 12, 2016
A settlement has been reached with the Washoe County School Board, which is accused of violating state open-meeting law when it appointed Traci Davis as superintendent, Attorney General Adam Laxalt said Tuesday.
A schematic on display Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, for a new retail/parking center across from UNLV that will be the site of a parking garage, headquarters for UNLV’s police force and shops.
UNLV breaks ground on long-awaited development
Jan. 12, 2016
A new shopping and parking garage complex years in the making is finally on its way to fruition near UNLV. University officials and local developer Frank Maretti broke ground for the project this afternoon on a 2.2-acre site on Maryland Parkway across from ...
Judge puts sweeping Nevada school choice program on hold
Jan. 11, 2016
A judge put Nevada's sweeping school choice program on hold just weeks before money would have flowed to parents for private school tuition ...
Nevada Treasurer Dan Schwartz testifies in committee at the Legislative Building in Carson City on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015.
State treasurer: Hutchison should drop lawsuit or resign
Jan. 8, 2016
Fighting among statewide elected officials over Lt. Gov. Mark Hutchison’s controversial lawsuit regarding the state’s educational savings accounts ...
Laxalt seeks dismissal of lawsuit in support of school-choice bill
Jan. 7, 2016
Attorney General Adam Laxalt has been fighting for months to defend the state’s landmark new school-choice bill from lawsuits alleging the law is unconstitutional, but now he could have to fight one of his own. Laxalt on Thursday announced a motion to …

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