All posts tagged "Nevada education"

  • Government
    Educational Choice for Nevada public school students threatened by lawsuit

    (Leslie Hiner, The Freidman Foundation for Educational Choice) – Public school parents in Nevada are actively seeking ways...

  • Government
    Nevada ACLU sues ESA program

    (The Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice) – In a press conference today, the American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada announced it has filed a lawsuit to shut down Nevada’s new, nearly universal education savings account (ESA) funding for children. “We will be on the frontlines defending the gold standard of school choice...

  • Government
    100-day rule for ESAs stresses families out

    The dilemma facing them: Money and disruption or quality education and burdensome costs? (Steven Miller, NPRI) – Say you’re a family scrimping and sacrificing, in a still-tight Nevada economy, so your kids can escape some of the worst public schools in the country. If you suddenly learn that, for each child you have,...

  • Government
    Attorney General Laxalt announces settlement of more than $1.2 million with K-12 Test Distributor

    (Office of the Attorney General) – CARSON CITY – Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt announced that his office, representing the Nevada Department of Education (NDE), reached a pre-litigation settlement with Measured Progress, Inc. The settlement is a result of the company’s failure to provide an efficient testing system intended to deliver...

  • Government
    Report finds new School Choice programs would cover majority of private school tuition costs

    Nevada Private School Enrollment Expected to Spike 33 Percent (The Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice) – INDIANAPOLIS, IN — A Nevada school choice program to launch in 2016 will cover the majority of private school tuition costs for many elementary, middle and high school pupils, according to a new survey released today by...

  • Government
    Force majeure plus criminal fines make new “One-to-One’s” undesirable

    (Nevadans Against Common Core) – An article by Theresa Catalani in the Nevada News & Views, points out that the new “one-on-one” tablets, are being “lent” to students with heavy liabilities to parents – and possible unintended criminal punishment to parents as well as lack of privacy issues for students. Theresa Catalani’s son,...

  • Government
    Parents being forced to force tablets on students

    (Theresa Catalani) – Nevada public schools now offer students a 1.1 Tablet which provides a more high-tech learning experience. As a parent, I am expected to sign off on liability for the Tablet. Last year, when my youngest was a 5th grader at Fremont Elementary, I declined the Tablet and $500 liability. The...

  • Government
    Latest test scores show futility of throwing money at weak education reforms

    (Thomas Mitchell) – Over the past four decades, according to a Cato Institute analysis, Nevada has increased K-12 public school funding by 80 percent per pupil, adjusted for inflation. During those four decades student test scores have actually fallen slightly. Now another statistic has revealed the apparent futility of all that increased spending....

  • Government
    ESA applications now available online

    (NPRI) – LAS VEGAS — Families who wish to use Nevada’s new Education Savings Accounts program may now file applications, the Nevada Treasurer’s office announced Thursday. Parents may apply online for their child’s ESA — worth $5,100 to $5,700 — through the State Treasurer’s website. The Nevada Policy Research Institute offered free, in-person application assistance from 4 to...

  • Politics
    Opportunity

    (Sharon Rossie, NPRI) – Back in 2011, during my first tenure as NPRI president, I remember going to...

  • Government
    Nevada parents demonstrate massive desire for school choice

    Attendance at Treasurer’s regulatory workshop overflows even the ‘overflow’ room (Steven Miller, NPRI) – Las Vegas parents swamped...

  • Government
    Spreading the word

    (Andy Matthews of NPRI) – With the establishment of Nevada’s new Education Savings Accounts program, it’s quite possible that Silver State students are the freest in the country. Once the program goes into effect in January, any student who has been in public school for 100 days will have the opportunity to attend...

  • Government
    Chance for Nevada teachers to get a raise is here

    Union opt-out period is from July 1-15 (Chantal Lovell of NPRI) – In a matter of weeks,...

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