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Struggling union health trust increases payment burden for CCSD teachers

Scrambling to stem “immediate cash flow issues,” the union-created health trust that covers Clark County’s 18,000 public school teachers and their dependents soon will require its members to shoulder more of the costs for doctor office visits. Effective July 23, the financially embattled Teachers Health Trust will charge a coinsurance rate of 20 percent for all medical expenses, in addition to existing copayments.

Nevada testing problems impede school accountability ratings

Nevada education officials will hit pause on the state’s school accountability ratings following weeks of computer glitches that have marred an online student testing system. The State Board of Education on Thursday voted to carry over the one- to five-star ratings that individual campuses received in the 2013-14 school year to the 2014-15 school year.

CCSD indefinitely suspends state student testing

Citing a continued failure of two state vendors to fix computer system glitches, the Clark County School District will indefinitely suspend online basic skills student testing. The district made the decision after students at eight campuses who previously couldn’t access the tests because of the glitches still encountered technical errors on Thursday.

Common Core testing resumes; problems persist

Nevada schools on Monday resumed statewide testing of students in grades three to eight following computer server crashes that interrupted the process last week. About 27,000 students started testing without interruption on Monday morning, according to the Nevada Department of Education, though the system later generated error messages at some schools across the state.