The percentage of students receiving an “F” during the first semester increased by over one-third compared to last year. It’s tangible evidence that it’s imperative reopen the Clark County School District.
Subsidizing failure doesn’t work. That’s the premise of president-elect Joe Biden’s new plan for community colleges, however.
The nation’s schools won’t be getting their report cards next year.
There was only one problem with the Clark County School District’s reopening announcement. It didn’t contain a reopening announcement.
After demanding that schools stay closed, the teachers union wants to raise taxes for education. That’s going to be a tough sell.
The evidence overwhelmingly supports reopening schools. Too bad, a majority of district Trustees aren’t willing to follow the science.
The Clark County School District finally has a plan to get students back in the classroom.
Principals want to be able to select their own teachers. The district and teachers union aren’t interested.
If he weren’t the one supporting it, Superintendent Jesus Jara might decry distance learning as an example of systemic racism, implicit bias or both.
If it’s safe enough to have 1,000 people at a convention, it’s safe enough to put kids in schools.
How it’s spent — not how much is spent — is what matters when it comes to school funding. Unfortunately, Nevada’s Commission on School Funding is taking the opposite approach.
Not even a global pandemic can prevent the reflexive desire of Nevada’s education establishment to protect its turf.
After just two days, it’s already apparent that distance learning is a slow-motion disaster. Unfortunately, Clark County School District leaders aren’t taking steps to fix it.
If you want to increase student achievement among minority students, increase the number of charter schools.
If you want proof that it’s safe for children to return to school, just look at the day camps Clark County is now offering parents.