- Public school advocates rally around bill to update funding formula
- Friday, March 24, 2017
- SB178 would establish “weights,” simple multipliers that increase the money spent by the state on students who meet certain criteria, such as those still learning English, students with disabilities and those from low-income backgrounds. Research shows that individuals who have to overcome such obstacles to learn need more attention and resources in the classroom.
- Lithium: How a mineral found in Nevada could power our future
- Monday, March 20, 2017
- Shannon Jackson’s boots scrape over a hardened rut of earth atop a mountain of mud and salt. Jackson, a third-generation miner and husband of Nevada Mining Association ...
- Nevada State College to offer bachelor’s in deaf studies
- Tuesday, 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 ...
- New data on school vouchers highlights negative outcomes
- Wednesday, 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.
- 'The hurricane is about to hit': Trump's crackdown on illegal immigration sparking fear, action in Las Vegas
- Monday, Feb. 27, 2017
- An unmarked white van pulled up to Astrid Silva’s home last week. The driver approached with a box and asked for her by name. She asked what the box contained ...
- With takeover on hold, schools take a breath
- Monday, 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 ...
- Teachers describe state's evaluation law as 'unfair and inhumane'
- Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017
- Hearing teachers tell it, however, the law is inherently flawed. For starters, standardized test results arrive long after the school year actually ends. By the time the teacher gets the results and the bad performance review, the students in question have already moved on to a different grade. ...
- New report paints bleak picture for special-needs students in Nevada
- Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017
- Students with disabilities in Nevada face tough odds when it comes to advancing through grade school and college, according to a new report. The report, put out this week by ...
- The Bundy Effect: As trials related to the Bunkerville standoff begin, the conversation is bigger than one family’s defiance
- Monday, Feb. 6, 2017
- When the criminal case against Cliven Bundy, his sons and a group of sympathizers goes to trial in Nevada, their two years of aggressive defiance of the federal government will have ...
- Achievement schools delay relieves CCSD officials
- Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017
- The decision to postpone the conversion of a handful of public schools into charters this year has cast a cloud over one of Gov. Brian Sandoval’s key education programs, but ...
Ian was as a summer intern for the Sun attending UNLV when he was hired as a full-time education reporter in 2014. He had previously worked as a reporter, news desk editor, managing editor and editor-in-chief of UNLV's student newspaper, The Rebel Yell. He grew up in the farm country of California's Central Valley and in Mariposa, a small town in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains. He graduated with an English degree in 2015.
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