All posts tagged "education reform"

  • Government
    Education Excellence Closes All Gaps

    (Alexander Cooper/NPRI) – Even a cursory look at education statistics in Nevada and around the country shows a startling achievement gap between Hispanic and African-American students and white students. Understandably, this gap has been the focus of countless news articles, columns and studies. NPRI’s analysis of Clark County high schools reveals, however,...

  • Opinion
    The Tide Is Turning Against Bonuses For Teachers With Advanced Degrees

    (Steve Gunn/EAG Communications) – Could the Los Angeles Unified School District erase its financial problems with one bold policy change? The district is currently grappling with a $408 million budget deficit, according to media reports. And it spends more than $519 million per year on bonuses for teachers who taken additional college...

  • Politics
    Lawmakers Graded On Taxes, Education Reforms

    (Sean Whaley/Nevada News Bureau) – A conservative Nevada think tank gave passing scores to 22 Republicans in the just-concluded 2011 legislative session, handing out failing scores to four other GOP lawmakers and all 37 Democrats in a report card released today. The report card produced by Geoffrey Lawrence of the Nevada Policy...