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Regents take school closures off the table

CARSON CITY — The state’s colleges and universities will eliminate programs, lay off hundreds of employees and leave thousands of students with nowhere else to go if the governor’s budget goes through, the institutions’ presidents said Friday.

Proposal would eliminate Nevada State College, other schools

The higher education system’s governing Board of Regents is expected to hear a proposal Friday that would eliminate Nevada State College, Desert Research Institute and two northern Nevada community colleges as one way of dealing with potential budget cuts.

Chaparral students march against reorganization plan

Hundreds of Chaparral High School students marched more than a mile Thursday, from their campus to a Clark County School Board meeting, to protest a school staffing shake-up.

Lawmaker says education reform bill would let bad teachers keep jobs

An education reform bill would allow bad teachers to remain too long in classrooms before being fired, Assemblyman Ira Hansen told other members of the Assembly Education Committee on Wednesday. Hansen objected to provisions in an education reform plan that would set up a system of merit pay and create policies to dismiss poor employees.

Clark County School District’s bond rating downgraded

Two major bond rating agencies have downgraded the financially stressed Clark County School District as it prepares for Thursday’ s refinancing sale of $110 million in school construction bonds.

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