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March 22, 2017

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Parents, lawmakers want anti-bullying law at private, charter schools
March 22, 2017
Laura Hernandez didn’t believe her son when at 4 years old he said he wanted to be a girl ...
In this March 8, 2017 photo, teacher Julie Conti, right, leads her government class at Niagara Falls High School through a lesson about political cartoons, examining the structure and intent of the cartoons but staying neutral on whether she agrees with the content, in Niagara Falls, N.Y. With current events increasingly dominating classroom discussions, there's a debate among educators whether it's appropriate for teachers to weigh in with their own political views.
Teaching Trump: Should teachers offer up their own politics?
March 13, 2017
A New York City teacher was warned over a homework question critical of President Donald Trump. An Alabama district fielded complaints for a teacher's "Obama, you're fired!" caption under ...
Nevada Treasurer Dan Schwartz testifies in committee at the Legislative Building in Carson City on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015.
Intraparty squabbles about Schwartz cloud future of ESAs
March 9, 2017
The fate of education savings accounts in Nevada could hinge on a turf battle between Treasurer Dan Schwartz and the Legislature, including, surprisingly ...
Luis and Olivia Espinoza wait for a Nevada Senate Committee on Education video conference at the Sawyer State Building Tuesday, March 7, 2017. Olivia Espinoza testified in favor of Senate Bill 224, which calls for mandatory video cameras in Clark County School District classrooms where at least 51 percent of students are special needs and non-verbal.
Advocates push bill calling for video cameras in CCSD special ed classrooms
March 8, 2017
Olivia Espinoza looked sternly at a camera from Las Vegas on Tuesday as she explained to Nevada Senate Committee on Education Chairman Mo Denis, sitting in Carson City, why her son — an elementary-age, special-needs student — should be filmed while at school ...
Nevada State College to offer bachelor’s in deaf studies
March 7, 2017
Beginning this year, Nevada State College will be the first institution of higher education in the state to offer a bachelor’s degree in deaf studies ...
Betsy DeVos, the education secretary, during President Donald Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress in the House Chamber in the Capitol, Feb. 28, 2017. Trump signaled in the address that he will move aggressively to allow public school students to use tax money to pay for tuition at public charter schools, private schools and even religious schools.
Trump's call for school vouchers is a return to a campaign pledge
March 2, 2017
President Donald Trump, returning to a promise that won him cheers on the campaign trail, signaled in his first address to Congress on Tuesday that he will ...
Supporters of the ESA voucher program rally prior to the start of the Nevada Supreme Court hearing on Senate Bill 302 at the Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas, Friday, July 29, 2016.
New data on school vouchers highlights negative outcomes
March 1, 2017
Studies on the early phases of switching to private school through vouchers show a drop in student performance in English and math and on standardized tests.
Chaparral High School Principal Lolo James watches students stream by as he begins his first day as the top administrator there.
Chaparral High principal wins national award from Communities in Schools
Feb. 28, 2017
James worked with the group to start initiatives such as a clothing closet, housing assistance, self-esteem classes, food, school supplies, eye and dental care and ...
Students at Kay Carl Elementary School read during their library time, Friday May 13, 2016.
What’s next for Education Savings Accounts in Nevada?
Feb. 28, 2017
Some opponents of Education Savings Accounts say Nevada’s version of school choice is dead. But the Legislature continues to discuss the program’s budget, and two new bills are anticipated to be ...
Faculty, parents and students attend a rally at Von Tobel Middle School in Las Vegas on Oct. 26, 2016. The rally was to discuss the school's inclusion on a shortlist to be converted into a charter school.
With takeover on hold, schools take a breath
Feb. 27, 2017
A handful of mostly low-income and racially diverse schools were going to be converted into charter schools under the Achievement School District program, passed by Republicans in 2015, but nobody was sure exactly which ones would make the cut ...
State treasurer doing Nevadans a grave disservice
Feb. 27, 2017
No amount of public relations spin can bring Senate Bill 302, which authorized Education Savings Accounts (ESA) vouchers, back to life. ESAs are dead ...
Swastika painted on front door of Cheyenne High School
Feb. 21, 2017
The graffiti was discovered before students returned to classes after the three-day weekend, CCSD Police Capt. Ken Young said. A suspect and motive have not been identified and investigators are combing through surveillance images.
Jose Castaneda yawns during his first period class at Mojave Hight School Thursday, April 3, 2014.
High school start time debated in Legislature
Feb. 21, 2017
Two lawmakers are sponsoring bills in the Nevada Legislature that would prevent high schools from beginning before 9 a.m. “We’re not telling school districts how to do it. But we need to ...
More emotional debates expected at Nevada Legislature
Feb. 20, 2017
Another lengthy, emotional debate on Nevada's minimum wage is one of several legislative hearings anticipated to rise above humdrum budget reviews this week. Nevada's minimum wage effectively matches the federal minimum. An hours-long hearing on the subject last week drew watchful eyes from across the state ...
UNLV assistant professor Emma Bloomfield studies how people talk about science, religion and technology in public spaces, such as politics, news media and online outlets.
Research meets rhetoric: UNLV scholar reframes the White House’s rejection of climate science
Feb. 19, 2017
At UNLV, Emma Bloomfield is helping students appreciate the ethics of political messaging. Specializing in rhetoric and science communication, the assistant professor directs her classes to challenge her lectures and, sometimes, their own beliefs ...

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