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Charter schools turning to weighted lotteries to attract low-income students
Dec 2, 6:13 AM: Often criticized for a lack of racial and socioeconomic diversity, Nevada charter schools are starting to embrace weighted lotteries as a way to increase enrollment of under-resourced students.
Editorial: Fiscal relief
Nov 23, 7:30 AM: Members of the entrenched education establishment attack school choice on a number of fronts, but a primary objection is that such programs will drain public schools of much-needed funding. But that argument holds true >
State board denies City of Las Vegas charter school application, for now
Nov 10, 9:34 AM: Board wants details of financial arrangements with outside management organization
City of Las Vegas’ proposed charter school denied
Nov 8, 10:12 AM: Nevada’s charter school authority voted unanimously Friday to reject the city of Las Vegas’ proposed new school, saying the application didn’t meet state requirements.
Editorial: Inadvertently or not, Sisolak makes the case for school choice
Nov 3, 5:22 AM: Last week, Mr. Sisolak and Treasurer Zach Conine announced a new program called Transforming Opportunities for Toddlers and Students, or TOTS. It provides a $5,000 grant for children with disabilities. The money goes into >
How 3 Clark County schools charted their paths to national recognition
Oct 18, 9:04 AM: Pinecrest Academy of Nevada Inspirada, a public charter school in Henderson, was recognized in the “exemplary high performing schools” category.
Opinion: Nevada Supreme Court guts Opportunity Scholarships
Oct 8, 6:11 AM: On Thursday, the court ruled that tax credits are actually government appropriations. In essence, when the government “allows” you to keep more of your own money, the court now considers that to be government spending in >
Nevada partners with Texas company to connect students with industry pros
Sep 8, 3:14 PM: Truth is, the number of disengaged students is likely much higher than those actively engaged. Nearly 50% of high school dropouts leave school because “their classes were boring and not relevant to their lives or career >
Local all-girls school marks first for Nevada
Aug 13, 11:51 AM: The school is called Girls Athletic Leadership School, or GALS. The first school of its kind in Nevada. Founder and Executive Director Jennifer McCloskey say she opened the girl's school based on her own experience as a >
Editorial: NLV micro academy posts massive learning gains
Jul 19, 12:30 PM: What happened last year in North Las Vegas should have the attention of every education official in the state.
Nevada Community School District describes what success, financing of online learning academy might look like
May 26, 9:11 AM: Remote learning is not entirely new for the Nevada Community School District, but a K-12 online academy would be, and a district leader described how that will be judged as successful — and paid for.
Want to know how Nevada schools are doing? Don’t ask the state.
May 21, 5:38 AM: Over the past 18 months, you’ve likely heard conflicting news about how our schools are doing. Reports of “learning loss” contrast with anecdotes of student resilience and growth. But what’s the final ruling? How can the >
Nevada aims to build out distance learning 1.0 into permanent option
May 10, 6:05 AM: While distance learning began as an emergency response to school building closures at the onset of the pandemic, signs now indicate it may become a fixture on Nevada’s learning landscape.
Experimental North Las Vegas academy may return next year
Apr 26, 7:22 AM: The Southern Nevada Urban Micro Academy opened last summer in North Las Vegas as an emergency educational experiment to deal with the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Charter school popularity grows during pandemic
Apr 22, 5:54 AM: The past year of distance learning across the Clark County School District helped drive more parents and students to explore public charter schools as an in-person education option.
EDITORIAL: Fight for funding flexibility, not class-size reduction
Apr 12, 5:48 AM: The state has been funding this initiative in the lower grades for more than 30 years, spending more than $3 billion. Continued poor test scores — and the supposed need for more money — provide ample evidence that the >
Parent coalitions push for school choice, demand CCSD break up
Apr 9, 5:12 AM: One of the big demands was that they want townships and municipalities to have the option to break away from the district if they believe they can do better for their students.
Some homeschooling students entering alternative learning program, data suggests
Apr 8, 6:20 AM: According to Clark County School District, about 4,000 more letters of intent to homeschool have been submitted this school year, compared to the average number in years prior. Now, in FOX5’s continuing coverage, it >
EDITORIAL: Study finds link between school choice, higher test scores
Apr 5, 8:10 AM: A new study provides yet more evidence that school choice improves educational outcomes. Nevada lawmakers should take notice.
Some Las Vegas parents want more school options for their kids
Mar 29, 5:46 AM: The Nevada School Choice Coalition, a project of the American Federation for Children, and several Hispanic mothers demanded more school options for their children in Nevada with a Zumba event at Sunset Park today. >



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