Monday is the 22nd day of the Nevada Legislature’s 2019 session — there are 98 to go. It’s another deadline day for new legislation so both chambers should see a healthy number of new bills hit the floor.
A bill to help homeless and foster care students in Nevada overcome the challenges that can derail their education got a favorable reception from a state Senate panel Wednesday.
The bill requires such statements to include the name and school of the child and written consent to share the information with the state’s Division of Public and Behavioral Health.
The $54 million proposed for school safety follows on recommendations of a task force and covers spending in five areas: school social workers, safety resource/police officers; building safety enhancements, new learning programs for social and emotional development, and staff support.
A bill sponsored by Sen. Ben Kieckhefer, R-Reno, would allow districts to reduce the amount allocated toward materials if they are able to find instructional resources free of charge — known as Open Educational Resources, or OERs.
It’s time to change Nevada’s formula for public education spending and increase the budget, advocates say at rallies in Las Vegas and Carson City as they aim to capitalize on a Democratic-controlled state Legislature.
As the Legislature considers the future of the scholarships for low-income students, which are funded by business tax credits, a Department of Education study of the program raises questions about its efficacy.
Nevada Lawmakers want to create a 25-member commission that will study the best performing educational systems — both nationally and internationally — and bring those practices to the Silver State.
The Clark and Washoe county school districts voiced opposition on Monday to a Senate bill that would establish a license for paraprofessionals and transfer the authority to revoke or suspend a teaching license to the Commission on Professional Standards in Education.
Jonathan Moore, currently the state’s deputy superintendent of student achievement, will lead the department beginning Thursday.