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Nevada students, faculty demand answers about plagiarism scandal

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 awarded share of federal preschool grant

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.

New Nevada college advisory boards draw criticism

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.

Education officials expect shift in school choice priorities

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.

Audit: Reporting of Nevada teacher convictions slow

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 mulling dramatic crackdown on low-performing schools

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.

Nevada rules for immigrant benefits are gray area

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 legislative leaders seek more education funding

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.

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