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Bill would allow Nevada cities to form own school districts

A bill that would allow incorporated cities to form their own school systems by carving out a piece of a larger district using existing local government boundaries had a hearing Monday in the Assembly Education Committee.

 
Teachers, coaches make Vegas robotics teams possible

As more than 43 high school teams convened for the FIRST® Robotics Las Vegas Regional Competition, it’s easy to focus on the students and the intricate robots they designed, but their mentors and coaches are the reason they’re able to compete in the first place.

Nevada legislators educated about schools takeover bill

A bill that would authorize the state Department of Education to take over underperforming schools was described Friday as a measure of last resort for institutions that have been unable to make progress in student achievement after years of effort.

CCSD predicts $108 million hit if state education proposals remain unchanged

The Nevada Legislature and governor are giving the Clark County School District fits. Finance officers for the nation’s fifth-largest school district are predicting a nearly $108 million budget shortfall if Gov. Brian Sandoval’s state budget is passed as is and two state education ordered waivers are rolled back.

State-proposed ‘Victory Schools’ for impoverished areas need flexibility

If Nevada ends up designating so-called “Victory Schools” for high-poverty areas of the Silver State, there won’t be a one-size-fits all model for improving them. That’s why all Victory schools need the flexibility to create plans for improvements and using the funding, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Dale Erquiaga, said Thursday.

UNLV president joins opposition to campus carry bill

UNLV President Len Jessup broke his silence Thursday on a bill that would allow permit-holders to bring concealed weapons onto Nevada college campuses.

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