All posts tagged "Nevada education"

  • Government
    The best laid plans of mice and men go oft awry

    (Jim Clark) – There are a couple of old adages that sum up our politicians machinations in the legislature this year. The first is Robert Burns’ “The best laid plans of mice and men go oft awry.” In his State of the State message Governor Sandoval laid out a plan to bring Nevada education...

  • Government
    It’s that time

    (Andy Matthews of NPRI) – I’ve had unions on the brain quite a bit lately, and understandably so. For starters, Wednesday marked the beginning of the teacher union opt-out period for most of Nevada’s counties. From July 1-15, public school teachers belonging to Nevada State Education Association affiliates can choose to save...

  • Government
    State Treasurer’s Office issues proposal for Education Savings Account Eligibility under SB 302

    (Office of the State Treasurer) – CARSON CITY — State Treasurer Dan Schwartz and the STO’s Implementation Team have put forward the following proposal for Nevada parents to determine eligibility under the recently enacted “Education Savings Accounts” (ESA) program. One of SB 302’s key provision, Section 7, addresses the time a student must...

  • Government
    DeMint praises Nevada’s ESA law

    Says state-based school-choice programs create momentum for national reform (Steven Miller, NPRI) – Nevada parents this year received one of the most marvelous gifts lawmakers can provide: the ability for parents to customize the education of their own children. That was the assessment Wednesday by the president of the Heritage Foundation, former U.S....

  • Politics
    “Hammond Vouchers” will end government’s monopoly over education

    (Chuck Muth, Citizen Outreach) – About the only thing Republicans did right in the 2015 legislative session was to place a stake squarely over the heart of Nevada’s failure factories and took the first big whack at the public school monopoly that has been killing the futures of so many of our children...

  • Government
    Accountability never: Reforms were stripped out before session’s end

    Promises to tie spending to reforms and accountability proven false (Victor Joecks of NPRI) – To sell his...

  • Opinion
    Improving education involves more than spreading money around

    (Ron Knecht & Geoffrey Lawrence) – Nevada’s 2015 legislative session was dubbed “the education session” by some people, and there were major changes in our K-12 system.  Yet, despite much talk about Gov. Brian Sandoval’s proposals, the most significant reform was never one of them. Nevada catapulted from near the bottom to the...

  • Government
    Nevada electrifies the School Choice Movement

    (Larry Sand) – June 9, 2015 — The state known for flashy neon, quickie divorces and Wayne Newton shows is now ground zero for private school choice. On its website, the Nevada State Education Association informs us that vouchers (and other private school options) are unworthy because, among other things, they offer “no...

  • Government
    NPRI hails creation of Education Savings Accounts, vows to help parents learn how to use program

    (NPRI) – Carson City — The Nevada Policy Research Institute praised Gov. Brian Sandoval today for signing Senate Bill 302 — establishing the nation’s most inclusive and comprehensive school choice program in the nation — and announced plans to launch an educational campaign to inform parents about the new program’s existence and...

  • Government
    Even the one good law passed by the Legislature has kinks

    (Thomas Mitchell) – I am not a legislator and shall always try to do right and be good so...

  • Government
    Educational Savings Account Bill; SB 302 Information

    (Nevada Homeschool Network) – You may start hearing about a new law, SB302, which will allow families more options for the education of their children.  We want you to understand the wording and the requirements for this law.  (and as of this writing the governor has not signed this, but we anticipate...

  • Government
    NPRI applauds passage of SB302, Education Savings Accounts bill

    (Chantal Lovell of NPRI) – Carson City — This afternoon, the Nevada Senate passed SB302, which would create the best school choice program in the country, by an 11-to-8 vote. If passed, Senate Bill 302, which now moves to the Nevada Assembly, would allow parents to establish an Education Savings Account instead of sending...

  • Government
    NPRI: Governor’s new tax plan still has structural, constitutional issues

    (NPRI) – Carson City — Yesterday, the Assembly Ways and Means and Senate Finance Committees held a joint hearing on Gov. Brian Sandoval’s new tax proposal, which was heard as an amendment to AB464. Sandoval’s tax plan would increase the modified business tax, raise the business license fee and create a new gross...

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