Nevada Board of Regents leaders indicated Wednesday that they won’t be looking into allegations that the Nevada System of Higher Education plagiarized a think tank’s report.
In academia, plagiarism is considered high crime. But what if the culprit comes from the agency that oversees higher education in the state?
The allegations of plagiarism and intellectual property theft have raised questions about whether the chancellor of the Nevada System of Higher Education understands basic principles of academia.
Nevada is one of 18 states splitting $226 million in federal grants to develop public preschool programs in 2014, according to an announcement by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and White house officials in a press call Tuesday.
The Board of Regents last week created local advisory councils for the community colleges in the state, a move some education watchdogs fear is just window dressing to appease advocates who want community members to have more say in the colleges.
Leaders of the state’s two largest charter school sponsors met for the first time Wednesday to plan for the coming legislative session that many expect will focus on expanding school choice.
The Nevada Department of Education does not have an adequate revocation process for teachers or administrators convicted of crimes, with notification of arrests taking in some cases up to 1,200 days, an audit released Tuesday shows.
Nevada’s underperforming public schools are about to feel the squeeze from state education officials who have long identified the chronic strugglers but have done little more than watch them.
While details are emerging about what kinds of federal benefits might be available to immigrants covered by President Barack Obama’s recent executive order, the rules surrounding state benefits in Nevada remain murky.
Nevada Senate Majority Leader Michael Roberson and outgoing Assembly Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick agreed Thursday that the Legislature must approve more funding for education and reform the tax system to find new revenue for schools.