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,...
N&V Staff August 2, 2011
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...
N&V Staff June 30, 2011
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...
N&V Staff June 28, 2011