Press Category: ESA / Vouchers

June 5, 2017   |  
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ENN Thanks Legislators For Prioritizing Public Schools And Standing Strong Against Vouchers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 4, 2017 Contact: Sylvia Lazos, Educate Nevada Now, sylvialazos@gmail.com    ENN Thanks Legislators For Prioritizing Public Schools And Standing Strong Against Vouchers   Carson City- Educate Nevada Now, powered by the Rogers Foundation, would like to publically thank all the senators and assembly members who stood strong against vouchers and also […]

June 3, 2017   |  
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PMPS Coalition Supports Legislators Who Stand Strong Against Vouchers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 3, 2017   Contacts: Annette Magnus, Battle Born Progress, annette@battlebornprogress.org Sylvia Lazos, Educate Nevada Now, sylvialazos@gmail.com Chris Daly, Nevada State Education Association, chris.daly@nsea-nv.org Holly Welborn, ACLU of Nevada, welborn@aclunv.org   Public Money Public Schools Coalition Supports Legislators Who Stand Strong Against Vouchers   Carson City – The Public Money Public Schools […]

June 2, 2017   |  
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ENN Applauds Nevada Leadership Who Stood Strong for Public Education

For Immediate Release: June 1, 2017 Carson City, NV – Today, Nevada legislators proved they are champions for children by approving an education budget that excluded the controversial SB506 Voucher Bill that would have allowed scarce public funds to be diverted to private schools. “After tough negotiations, Senate leader Aaron Ford stood strong for Nevada’s […]

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 […]