Elected officials and other dignitaries Saturday morning celebrated the rededication of the recently restored Historic Westside School.
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The future doctor, in light blue scrubs, and her more experienced counterpart in dark blue worked through a patient’s scans at CampMed, a program for ninth-graders interested in a medical career.
It could be a week, two weeks or months before the Nevada Supreme Court issues its rulings on two constitutional challenges to a school choice law seen as the most ambitious school choice law in the nation.
Both sides of the debate on a school-choice law passed by the 2015 Nevada Legislature came away optimistic from the pointed questions asked Friday during two state Supreme Court hearings over the controversial measure’s constitutionality.
Hoisting signs and shouting into loudspeakers, about 400 protesters faced off Friday at the downtown Regional Justice Center over a pair of Nevada lawsuits whose future might further roil a national debate on school choice programs.
Sparks flew between a Clark County School Board member and a top Republican lawmaker in the closing moments of a town hall meeting Thursday to gather feedback on a plan to reorganize Nevada’s largest school district.
A Clark County School District student wrote to View Neighborhood Newspapers, saying, “I’m writing this directly to parents because I don’t think writing essays at school, or putting up posters, or attending assemblies about bullying is working.”
Walking around Henderson, Sue Smuskiewicz is reminded of the legacy her husband, Dennis Leonard Smuskiewicz, left behind. For 31 years, Dennis taught, coached, tutored and mentored students at Basic High School, 400 Palo Verde Drive.
If there’s anything supporters and critics of school choice can agree on, it’s the likelihood that a pair of state Supreme Court hearings on Friday will have an impact on public education beyond Nevada’s borders.
By a vote of 4-0, the trustees present at the Wednesday meeting agreed to wait until the entire board convenes for an Aug. 3 work session before they make a final decision that will impact the health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance benefits for nearly 12,000 employees.