School Finance Reform

May 3, 2017   |   Blog
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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 20, 2017   |   Blog
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Where the education bills stand

A quick update on the education bills we’ve been monitoring   On the heels of the holiday weekend, our legislators were up in Carson City working hard to meet deadline day.  Last Friday was the day on which bills have to come out of committee, or die.  In the next  few days, the bills that […]

March 31, 2017   |   Blog
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Support our students in 1- and 2-Star Schools

We’ve all seen the image of the kids who can’t see over a fence and are provided a box to stand on. The box is still not enough of a boost for some of the kids to see. This highlights the importance of equitable school funding. The solution? Give kids the help they need to […]

November 21, 2016   |   Blog
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A Valuable Education Begins With Preschool

There are few investments with greater returns for our children, families, communities, and our state’s economy than high quality early education.  With the 2017 Legislative Session fast approaching, lawmakers must be sure to include preschool funding as a top priority.  The benefits of investing in quality preschool programs are too important for Nevada to pass […]

October 24, 2016   |   Blog
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No-Bid CCSD Reorganization Contract for $1.2 million Approved Along Party Lines

During the October 18 Legislative Advisory Committee meeting about the Clark County School District (CCSD) reorganization, Committee members were presented with a proposal from TSC2, a recently formed consulting firm headed by Tom Skancke, former CEO of Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA). Firm consultants are slated to assist CCSD with AB394 reorganization efforts, including administrative […]

October 18, 2016   |   Blog
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Parent Engagement Leads to Student Success

Recently, hundreds of educators from across the state gathered at the Northwest Career & Technical Academy to attend the 2016 Nevada Family Engagement Summit. Keynote speaker Dr. Steve Constantino defined family engagement as “the degree to which families are empowered to be involved in the educational and academic lives of their children, and the degree […]

September 30, 2016   |   Blog
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New Measure of How Attractive States are for Teachers Puts Nevada Near the Bottom

Could This Explain Our Teacher Shortage? The Learning Policy Institute (LPI) recently released a new study detailing key factors that affect teacher supply and attrition. The analysis of all 50 states puts Nevada in the bottom quintile. The study, “A Coming Crisis in Teaching? Teacher Supply, Demand, and Shortages in the U.S.,” looked at several factors […]