What drives people — particularly support staff and teachers — to leave? Or maybe the better question is what makes them stay?
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The dispute between the Clark County Education Association and the new National Education Association of Southern Nevada has become a back-and-forth mud-slinging fight.
New Superintendent Jesus Jara pledged to comb through the organization to spot inefficiencies — but then he brought in two new higher-ups. Does the district need to reorganize or simply cut the fat?
Despite efforts to narrow the gap between its highest- and lowest-performing students, proficiency and graduation rates for blacks still lag behind the highest-achieving subgroup. One community leader says that’s because the district lacks a strategy.
Trying to follow education funding in the Silver State can leave you cross-eyed, but look hard enough and you’ll see that money sold as a win for education isn’t always that.
Admiration and support for Chief Academic Officer Mike Barton were almost universal, but in a twist that could have come from a Shakespearean tragedy, Barton’s supporters may have caused his downfall.
A nine-page bombshell letter filled with accusations of discrimination and favoritism triggers an investigation that could become an unwelcome distraction for the next Clark County School District superintendent.
Clark County school employees “have never before in their CCSD life seen it this bad,” according to the head of the the administrators union.
On Education columnist Amelia Pak-Harvey reflects on her move two years ago from Massachusetts — which loves to tout itself as best state in the nation for public education — to Nevada, where education often seems like an afterthought.
Recent Clark County School District meetings on a gender-diverse policy drew big crowds, but public discussions of the superintendent search or the recent budget deficit were sparsely attended.
Rallies are planned at six Las Vegas Valley schools for March 14 to demand change to prevent school shootings. But like adults, the students have different ideas on how that could be accomplished.
Rumors are swirling, as the movers and shakers watch on the sidelines to see who gets crowned king or queen of the nation’s fifth-largest public school district.
A high school student with a long disciplinary history was expelled from a school where he was accused of rape and other serious crimes. So why was he allowed to attend another traditional school?
Families can now use 529 plans to pay for private K-12 tuition, but changes in the financing of bonds and the increase in the standard deduction could cost school districts.
Through most of 2017, the size of the deficit and its impact on jobs were moving targets. Now that the School Board closed the roughly $62 million hole, it’s simply a sad chapter that further eroded trust in Nevada’s education system.