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Virtual learning gains popularity among Nevada students
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Aug 2, 10:23 AM:
On Monday morning, students and families packed into Nevada Virtual Academy’s newest location in Silverado Ranch, getting a glimpse of an organization that’s dedicated to nontraditional ways of schooling.
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What role does transportation play in charter school inequity? A lot, argues one charter
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Mar 21, 8:27 AM: When David Blodgett and other founders of Nevada Prep began recruiting prospective students to their charter school, they didn’t know where exactly their physical building would be, but they made parents a promise: We will >
With voucher debate on horizon, a look at private schools in Southern Nevada
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Mar 8, 10:19 AM: The debate on educational voucher programs is poised for a comeback in Nevada this year, following the filing of two proposed ballot measures that would establish one by 2025.
Commentary: The inequality of public education
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Feb 28, 6:49 AM: The Rogers Foundation filed lawsuits last week in Carson City District Court, describing the proposed ballot initiative as “a voucher scheme that hurts public schools, promotes discrimination and ignores accountability.” >
Lawsuit aims to block Nevada school voucher petition drive
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Feb 25, 9:36 AM: Two well-known top officials at the philanthropic Rogers Foundation — Chairwoman Beverly Rogers and CEO Rory Reid — filed lawsuits Tuesday aimed at stopping the Education Freedom PAC from trying to collect the almost >
EDITORIAL: Lawsuit seeks to keep kids trapped in failing schools
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Feb 25, 8:44 AM: In too many Nevada schools, children aren’t safe, aren’t learning and may not even have a full-time teacher. Now a group is suing — to keep them from finding a better alternative.
Rogers Foundation officials challenge private school voucher initiative
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Feb 23, 9:29 AM: Two officials with The Rogers Foundation filed lawsuits Tuesday challenging a private school voucher initiative.
Pinecrest Academy gets OK for virtual school and more students
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Feb 17, 7:14 AM: The state’s charter school board voted unanimously Tuesday to allow Pinecrest Academy of Nevada to open a virtual school and increase enrollment at two of its campuses.
Private school voucher debate poised for comeback, could be decided by voters
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Feb 3, 10:07 AM: Nevada’s never-implemented educational voucher program may be getting a second chance at life, if two newly filed ballot measures get their way.
Editorial: Distance learning will increase economic inequality
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Jan 31, 6:18 AM: Distance learning turned out to be an oxymoron. There’s abundant evidence that students forced to endure remote learning didn’t learn as much as they would have in the classroom. Grades and test scores from the Clark >
Commentary: Why does school choice scare Nevada’s education establishment?
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Jan 24, 7:17 AM: The freedom to choose is a cornerstone of democratic society. With it comes the opportunity to seek that which best serves our needs. Without choice, we can find life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness imperiled. >
COMMENTARY: School systems can better support parents through choice
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Jan 10, 9:57 AM: Sometimes families need school choice to opt out of a failing school, but sometimes they need it just to find a better fit for their child’s learning needs or family values. As someone whose daughter attends a Christian >
State Infrastructure Bank plans to fund what legislators wouldn’t: Charter school buildings
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Jan 10, 8:48 AM: The Nevada State Infrastructure Bank Board on Wednesday proposed a spending plan for its $75 million seeded by lawmakers, and among the ideas is the creation of a fund to help charter schools build their facilities. >
Nevada charter schools continue to grow faster than traditional districts
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Jan 5, 7:30 AM: Nevada’s charter schools continue to grow at a faster rate than its traditional school districts, though the rate has slowed from previous years, the latest enrollment state data show.
Teachers union sues to keep its tax petitions off 2022 ballot
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Dec 30, 9:15 AM: The union representing Clark County teachers is suing to force withdrawal of two tax-raising voter initiatives, challenging the secretary of state’s determination that the state Constitution bars their removal from the >
Charter school forming in Las Vegas aims to empower girls
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Dec 28, 10:04 AM: Whitney McIntosh says the girls of east Las Vegas deserve a quality education, and she wants to give it to them at the Young Women’s Leadership Academy.
Charter schools turning to weighted lotteries to attract low-income students
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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
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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
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Nov 10, 9:34 AM: Board wants details of financial arrangements with outside management organization
City of Las Vegas’ proposed charter school denied
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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.

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