Although applicants for the chancellor position are still considered confidential at this point, Hardesty’s application for the position became public in motions filed by his attorney and attorneys for the higher education system last week seeking an expedited ruling on whether or not a constitutional prohibition on sitting justices taking another office during their term.
The Clark County School District has not submitted a distance learning plan to the state education department, a delay Superintendent Jesus Jara blamed on the district’s inability to guarantee access to its 320,000-some students.
Switchboards at the University of Nevada, Reno lit up Thursday after the university issued an unusual directive: all students living in on-campus residence halls who have the ability to move back home should be packed up and gone within the next six days.
Some children pedaled tricycles. Others cruised down slides. And one complained that her friend didn’t want to play. This was the scene Tuesday morning at Kidz Preschool in the southwest valley, where toddlers enjoyed fresh air like they would any other day.
The move comes amid a growing chorus of teacher unions and public health officials to temporarily close schools to limit spread of the virus, but is likely to have a major impact on the 500,000 students statewide enrolled in public and charter schools.
As the coronavirus upends daily life across the country, Clark County School District officials discussed their ongoing preparations Thursday night -- but stopped short of announcing any school closures.
The upper-respiratory disease has stymied education around the world, closing schools or forcing them into online-learning formats in some areas. It also has provided a learning moment inside still-open schools.
The education advocates behind a lawsuit filed Wednesday that challenges Nevada’s school finance system say it was years in the making — and could take years to resolve.The acknowledgement underscores what for many in the education realm is a frustrating reality: When it comes to large structural or financial changes, progress moves at glacial speeds.
The decades-long fight to dramatically boost Nevada’s K-12 education funding has been waged in school boardrooms and legislative chambers, with incremental increases notched along the way, but now that adequacy battle is headed to the courtroom.
Just after 6:30 a.m. on a recent Wednesday morning, a yellow school bus bearing “NV PREP” vanity plates chugged out of a parking lot in central Las Vegas.
The bus made a left on Pacific Street and began its roughly 8-mile trek to Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School in the northeast valley. But rather than drop off students at this traditional public school, the bus picked up nearly 50 students waiting on nearby Bledsoe Lane.
The Clark County School District staff’s pledge to fix ongoing payroll issues by the end of March didn’t sit well Thursday night with trustees, who decried the situation as an “embarrassment” and an “emergency.”
UNLV administrators announced Friday a $9 million donation from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, a Southern-California-based tribe that operates a large casino near San Bernardino, meant to spur the development of a number of new tribal gaming programs at the university’s Harrah College of Hospitality and Boyd School of Law.
A new political action committee is looking to push for the passage of AJR 5, a proposed constitutional amendment that would remove the Board of Regents from the Constitution and place them under the purview of the legislature.