Cash payments. Drinks and airfare. Government contracts. All ingredients of a good scandal. But in the case of Nevada’s State Public Charter School Authority, there’s more behind allegations of misconduct than meets the eye.
When Steve Buuck stepped into the auditorium of over 200 students at Faith Lutheran Middle and High School in November to pitch a new after-school offering, he had 90 seconds to win them over.
The University of Nevada, Reno, has earned the designation as a top research institution along with UNLV, but was inexplicably left off the list published this week, officials said Friday.
Woolley and Clyde Cox elementary schools were placed on hard lockdowns around 1:20 p.m. on Thursday following a report of an unknown man acting erratically, according to Clark County School District police.
The Nevada program has grown steadily since it was initiated in 2016 to address the issue of underperforming schools, but because it is in the early stages, it’s hard to measure its success.
At least three area institutions are stepping up to help students who were displaced by last week’s sudden closure of Brightwood College, a private for-profit nursing school.
David Singleton, who won more than $10,000 on the popular TV game show in 2006, now helps students navigate the Nevada System of Higher Education when disputes over transfer of credits arise.
The proposal to raise the required grade point average for incoming students from 2.5 to 3.0 is aimed at curbing the rapid growth the Henderson college has experienced over the past two years.
Brightwood College, a for-profit chain with more than 750 campuses nationwide, told students that it will close for good on Friday. About 670 students were enrolled in nursing and other medical programs at its Las Vegas campus.
Gehring Elementary and Bracken STEAM Academy were classified as National Elementary and Secondary Education Act Distinguished Schools by the National Association of ESEA State Program Administrators.