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Nevada Legislature approves final payment for ESA software

The final action on Nevada’s controversial private school choice program came Thursday when the Legislature’s Interim Finance Committee approved $105,000 to pay off the remaining costs incurred by a vendor who was working on the development of software to implement the program.

Federal government approves Nevada’s education plan

Nevada is among four states to get U.S. Education Department approval of its plan as required under a new federal education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA.

‘Reorganized’ Clark County schools prepare for new year

When the Clark County School District welcomes students back on Aug. 14, some parents will see few differences. But behind the scenes, the nation’s fifth-largest school district will have undergone some very dramatic changes.

New background check requirements slow CCSD hiring

New laws passed by the Nevada Legislature are providing a fuller picture of applicants but are slowing the hiring of those who pass muster, the Clark County School District’s top HR official says.

Annual Kids Count ranks Nevada 49th on education

Measures passed in the 2017 legislative session will help propel the state higher on the list in the future, says state superintendent of public instruction.

Nevada scholarship program benefits from political deadlock over ESAs

The Opportunity Scholarship program for low-income students, received a one-time $20 million infusion after Democratic and Republican legislators were unable to agree on funding for education savings accounts.

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