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June 6, 2017   |  
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Nevada Republicans may have lost ESAs now, but fight isn’t over

This story originally appeared in the Las Vegas Review-Journal on June 6, 2017. You can read it here.   CARSON CITY — The battle may have been lost on Education Savings Accounts in the 2017 session of the Nevada Legislature, but the war will continue in the next go-round for lawmakers in 2019. The failure […]

June 1, 2017   |   ,
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State budget, marijuana tax in jeopardy after negotiations over Education Savings Accounts break down

This story originally appeared in The Nevada Independent on June 01, 2017. Read the original version here. Legislative negotiations over a host of unresolved policy issues — chiefly the divisive Education Savings Accounts — have broken down, prompting Senate Republicans to sink key bills implementing a 10 percent excise tax on recreational marijuana and a […]

May 28, 2017   |  
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The education endgame: Will the controversial ESA program finally receive funding?

This story originally appeared in The Nevada Independent on May 28, 2017. Read the original version here. Chappelle White’s 14-year-old daughter comes home from school happy these days, chatting nonstop about her new friends, classroom activities and basketball team. It’s a welcome relief for the single mother who hated to see her daughter, Taliyah, struggle […]

May 6, 2017   |  
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COMMENTARY: School voucher plans fraught with problems

 This story originally appeared in the Las Vegas Review-Journal on May 6, 2017. Read the original version here. By: Amanda Morgan Special to the Las Vegas Review-Journal Since the Nevada Supreme Court deemed unconstitutional Senate Bill 302, Nevada’s voucher bill or Education Savings Accounts, some lawmakers and the governor are attempting to revive the controversial […]

March 25, 2017   |  
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Emergency bill regarding salary-incentive program for educators introduced in Senate

This story first appeared in The Nevada Independent on March 25, 2017. Read the original version here. An emergency bill that would ensure the Clark County School District pays educators who complete professional development programs was introduced Wednesday in the Senate. Senate Majority Leader Aaron Ford is the primary sponsor of SB547. The proposed legislation […]

March 24, 2017   |  
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Public school advocates rally around bill to update funding formula

This story first appeared in the Las Vegas Sun on March 24, 2017. To read the original story click here. State Sen. Mo Denis, a Las Vegas Democrat, is sponsoring a bill that would fulfill a long-standing goal of updating the way Nevada public schools are funded. It can be a dry topic, but school […]

March 17, 2017   |   ,
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Weighted school funding formula is back, in a less expensive, revamped form

This story first appeared in The Nevada Independent on March 17, 2017. Read the original version here. Lawmakers are finalizing a plan to implement a much-anticipated “weighted” school funding formula this session, albeit on a more shoestring budget than their original $1.1 billion proposal. Assembly and Senate education committees are set to meet jointly on […]