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ZOO Schools Hearing Today

Today at 3:30 p.m. there is a Senate Education Committee hearing on SB 390, which deals with the expansion of ZOOM schools in Nevada.  Please consider going to Grant Sawyer to support this program that has made a significant change in the lives of our poorest kids.  ZOOM is a tremendous success that has garnered […]

May 3, 2017   |   School Finance Reform
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Celebrating our educators and students

This week we celebrate teachers across the country during Teacher Appreciation Week. Educate Nevada Now would like to thank all Nevada teachers who go the distance for their students and who have dedicated their careers to developing our future generations.   These past few days we have had the pleasure in celebrating the accomplishments of […]

April 26, 2017   |   ESA / Vouchers, Legislation
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Voucher/ESA Roundup

How vouchers and ESAs are fairing and failing in other states   ESA vouchers continue to be a hot topic throughout the entire nation, not just in Nevada. As the Silver State continues to consider jumping on the voucher bandwagon with one of the least accountable programs in the nation, SB 506, the country is […]

April 11, 2017   |   Announcements
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SB 390 Let’s expand ZOOM school opportunities for more students who need it

Tuesday, April 11th  there is a scheduled hearing with the Education Committee to begin at 3:30 p.m. on various topics including ZOOM schools, we encourage people to tune in, testify and help us support the students who need it most. Please testify or send an email to the Education Committee (https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/NELIS/REL/79th2017/Committee/185/Overview). You can testify in […]

April 4, 2017   |   Announcements
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New Voucher Bill, What’s The Difference?

Last week the Governor’s office introduced SB 506 a bill that would follow through on the Nevada ESA/Voucher program, right after Senator Majority Leader Aaron Ford declared Senator Scott Hammond’s almost identical bill SB 359 dead in the water. So what’s new with this bill? We were shocked to find there were little changes in […]

February 15, 2017   |   ESA / Vouchers
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Expensive Private Schools Not the Answer for Most Families

With the coming legislative session and the Governor’s proposed $60 million budget item for ESA vouchers, we must consider whether vouchers are good policy for Nevada families and taxpayers. Much has been said about other important investments, with proven track records of success, that should be funded instead of vouchers.  Access to quality pre-K, additional […]

December 15, 2016   |   ESA / Vouchers
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OP-ED: Parent says stop wasting taxpayer dollars on vouchers

On December 15, 2016, the Las Vegas Review Journal published an op-ed by Las Vegas, public school parent, Electra McGrath-Skrzydlewski, asking the Treasurer to stop wasting time and money promoting the unconstitutional voucher program.  The Op-ed states: As a parent plaintiff in the lawsuit, Lopez v. Schwartz, I was relieved and elated when the Nevada […]