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New English Language Learning money, not much change

English Language Learning, long the heaviest anchor on achievement and graduation rates in Nevada’s public schools, has a higher political profile and higher funding levels than ever before. But will more attention and more money make a difference if schools don’t change the way they teach kids who speak another language at home?

Viewpoints: Hooked on federal money

On reviewjournal.com today, Stan Veuger of the American Enterprise Institute and Robert Lang and William Brown of UNLV’s Brookings Mountain West address an important topic that generates precious little public debate: Federal funding of state and local government services.

Hey, D.C. and Carson City: Las Vegas needs its federal tax money back

Who keeps more of Southern Nevada’s federal tax money — Washington, D.C., or Carson City? Turns out it’s a toss-up. So how do we fix the problem? With D.C., we need to get in the game. With Carson City, we need to change the game.