All posts tagged "Education Savings Account"

  • 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...

  • Politics
    Orrock: Assembly Republicans missed huge opportunity

    (Diana Orrock for Las Vegas Review-Journal) – Despite what you may be hearing from some Assembly Republicans now praising the successes of the 2015 Legislature, there are consequences to voting for the $1.4 billion tax hike, the largest in Nevada‘s history. That hike comes complete with a brand new gross receipts tax very...

  • Government
    NPRI partners with school to hold first informational meeting on ESAs

    (Chantal Lovell of NPRI) – LAS VEGAS — The Nevada Policy Research Institute is partnering with a Las Vegas school to host the first of many public meetings to inform parents of Nevada’s new Education Savings Accounts program as established by the passage of SB302. The event — open to the public...

  • 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
    Disruptive ESA’s could hasten failure factory exodus

    (Chuck Muth, Citizen Outreach) – They’re called “disruptive innovations.” A disruptive innovation is something unexpected that disrupts an existing product or service market and creates a new one, complete with an entire new batch of customers and usually lower prices.  “Ride-sharing,” which has totally disrupted the moribund taxicab industry, is a perfect example....

  • 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....

  • 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...