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February 14, 2017   |  
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ESA debate prompts talks over other ways to fund public education

This story originally aired on February 9, 2017, and you can watch it here. LAS VEGAS – The debate over education funding is heating up both in Las Vegas and the state capital. In Carson City, lawmakers grilled representatives from the State Treasurer’s Office over the controversial Educations Savings Account program. Angela Best’s three children […]

February 14, 2017   |  
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Weighted school funding plan needs to ‘work for every child’

This article originally appeared in the Las Vegas Sun on February 12, 2017 and can be found here. Weighted school funding plan needs to ‘work for every child’ Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017 | 2 a.m. For proposing new state funding to benefit English language learners and low-income students in Nevada public schools, Gov. Brian Sandoval deserves […]

February 9, 2017   |  
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Lawmakers scold state treasurer over handling of education programs

This story first appeared in the Las Vegas Sun on February 9, 2017. To read the full story click here. A Senate Finance Committee hearing today to review Educational Savings Accounts, the Nevada College Kick Start Program account and other accounts managed by the Nevada Treasurer’s Office morphed into a critique of the office and […]

February 1, 2017   |  
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Will CCSD Get Its Weighted Funding from the Legislature?

The story originally aired via KNPR, you can listen and read here.   Clark County School District must undergo a massive reorganization as set by the state’s Legislature in 2015. But CCSD has filed a lawsuit against the state, saying essentially that this was an unfunded mandate. A key part of that is the issue […]

February 1, 2017   |  
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Will CCSD Get Its Weighted Funding from the Legislature?

This story originally aired on KNPR and you can listen and read here. Clark County School District must undergo a massive reorganization as set by the state’s Legislature in 2015. But CCSD has filed a lawsuit against the state, saying essentially that this was an unfunded mandate. A key part of that is the issue […]

February 1, 2017   |  
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The Indy Explains: Southern Nevada education groups

This story first appeared in The Nevada Independent on February 2, 2017. Read the original version here. Call it the education ecosystem. In the past few years, a number of education-related organizations have sprouted to address varying concerns in Southern Nevada. Some are parent-led. Others boast heavy representation from the business community. Many advocate for […]

January 27, 2017   |  
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School Board approves ‘sanctuary’ status for Clark County immigrants

This article originally appeared in the Las Vegas Sun on January 26, 2017 and can be found here. By Ian Whitaker (contact) Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 | 7:35 p.m. Members of the Clark County School Board reaffirmed a commitment to protect the privacy of the district’s undocumented students Thursday night. Buoyed by public support from Nevada […]

January 25, 2017   |   ,
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COMMENTARY: Private school vouchers would drain money away from Clark County’s public schools, and largely benefit Nevada’s richest students and families.

By SYLVIA LAZOS Special to the Review-Journal As we approach the 2017 Legislature, I hope we can get one fact clear: Private school vouchers drain money away from public schools, and they largely benefit our state’s richest students and families. One untrue argument put out by voucher supporters is that vouchers actually increase funding to […]