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Public Education Advocates Speak Up for Public Schools, Respond to ‘School Choice’ Rally

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Las Vegas – Today, supporters for “school choice,” gather to support vouchers in Nevada. This event coincides with National School Choice week. A coalition of organizations supporting public education released the following statements: “Parents and educators are in agreement – the best choice for Nevada is a quality public education for all […]

December 5, 2016   |  
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Public School Parents to State Treasurer: Obey Court Order, Stop ESA Program

December 5, 2016 Public School Parents to State Treasurer: Obey Court Order, Stop ESA Program LAS VEGAS – Attorneys representing public school parents in the Lopez v. Schwartz lawsuit notified Attorney General Adam Laxalt today that the actions of Treasurer Dan Schwartz to continue promoting Education Savings Account (ESA) vouchers violate a court order permanently […]

April 26, 2016   |  
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Three Influential Civil Rights Organizations Join Educate Nevada Now In Fight Against Nevada’s Controversial Education Savings Accounts

Amicus Brief Filed by the Mexican-American Legal Defense and Education Fund, Las Vegas NAACP and Southern Poverty Law Center in Lopez v. Schwartz Case LAS VEGAS, NV (April 26, 2016) — As momentum builds in the case against Nevada’s controversial and unconstitutional Education Savings Accounts (ESAs), more organizations have joined Educate Nevada Now, powered by The […]

March 28, 2016   |  
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Parents Ask Nevada Supreme Court to Maintain Injunction Halting Controversial Voucher Program

Educate Nevada Now, powered by The Rogers Foundation, Stands with Nevada’s Public School Children LAS VEGAS, NV (March 28, 2016) — Nevada public school parents, who secured an injunction to halt the controversial Education Savings Account (ESA) voucher program, filed a legal brief on Friday urging the State Supreme Court to keep the injunction in effect. […]

March 16, 2016   |  
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Nevada School Funding Shortchanges Students

Public school funding in Nevada earns poor marks in the recently released fifth edition of “Is School Funding Fair? A National Report Card.” Nevada’s overall funding level is very low and funding is distributed unfairly. Nevada has also consistently failed to make a reasonable investment to support public education. Bottom line: Nevada’s system of public school finance […]

March 8, 2016   |  
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Educate Nevada Now Hosts Forum On Nevada’s Unconstitutional Education Savings Accounts Alongside Aclu Of Nevada And Other Community Partners

Monday, March 14 • 5:30 PM The Center • 401 S. Maryland Parkway LAS VEGAS, NV (March 8, 2016) – Educate Nevada Now, powered by The Rogers Foundation, is hosting a forum in conjunction with ACLU of Nevada and other community partners about the controversial subject of Educations Savings Accounts (ESAs). The schedule for the evening of […]

March 4, 2016   |  
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Nevada State Treasurer’s Bond Request Cut Back in Voucher Case

LAS VEGAS, NV (March 4, 2016) – Judge James Wilson of the First Judicial District Court issued an order denying Treasurer Dan Schwartz’s $238,000 surety bond request in Lopez v. Schwartz, a case challenging the new controversial voucher law, Senate Bill 302 (SB 302).   Several parents of public school children filed the suit in September 2015, and won […]