For families with multiple children, sluggish internet amplifies remote learning frustrations
November 23rd, 2020 - 2:00am
If there is one thing Kennet Guerra has learned this year, it’s patience. The tenth-grader who attends Valley High School has been battling chronic internet problems amid remote learning. Freezing screens. Long upload times. Sudden program shutdowns.
CCEA-backed tax proposals submitted with almost double the number of required signatures to qualify
November 17th, 2020 - 2:19pm
Two ballot initiatives backed by the Clark County Education Association that would raise the state’s sales and gaming tax rates have garnered enough signatures to move forward to the 2021 Legislature, setting up a potentially politically fraught fight over taxes next year.
Jara: Remote learning, staff telecommuting to remain through the end of first semester
Board of Regents OKs plans for furloughs, new budget targets ahead of more expected cuts
November 13th, 2020 - 6:13pm
The Board of Regents voted unanimously Friday to approve plans for employee furloughs in line with an emergency measure passed during a special legislative session this summer, Assembly Bill 3, that outlined a number of cost-cutting measures meant to patch a $1.2 billion budget hole through the rest of the fiscal year.
As pandemic surges, Clark County School Board tables decision on resuming in-person learning
November 13th, 2020 - 2:00am
Acknowledging rising COVID-19 cases statewide and locally, the Clark County School Board on Thursday night postponed a vote on the 205-page plan. The delayed decision capped off a contentious few days as educators, parents and employee unions reacted to the prospect of moving the district’s roughly 310,000 students to a hybrid model in early January.
Amid coronavirus restrictions, some Nevada college students see diminishing returns on tuition and fees
Clark County School District's plan calls for gradual return of educators and students starting in December
As remote learning continues, so do efforts to find inactive students and bridge the digital divide
November 8th, 2020 - 2:00am
When Yunuen Rojas and Jake Lewis pulled up to the one-story home in the shadows of Interstate 15, they encountered a chain-link fence blocking the driveway. It was another barrier on their quest to make contact with Clark County School District students who have been missing in action.
Education Race Roundup: Brooks re-elected in Clark County trustee race; Church leading in Washoe County trustee race
As UNLV Medical School breaks ground on new building, talks to replace millions in lost state funding continue
October 29th, 2020 - 10:00am
Four months ahead of schedule, work began Thursday morning on a sprawling medical facility that, by 2022, will house UNLV’s burgeoning medical school. But that work comes in the absence of $25 million in state-appropriated money that was pulled this summer amid faltering state revenues and a $1.2 billion budget shortfall triggered by coronavirus lockdowns.
Education funding lawsuit headed for Nevada Supreme Court after initial dismissal
A rural district's solution for reopening schools? Six-week courses for older students
Clark County students' math skills likely suffered the most during the pandemic
In push to oust regents from Constitution, pro-Question 1 PAC banks more than $470,000 in third-quarter fundraising
October 19th, 2020 - 2:20pm
Nevadans for a Higher Quality Education, a pro-Question 1 super PAC with ties to the business community, reported raising $470,500 in the third quarter, setting the stage for a final campaign push to pass a ballot measure that would remove the Board of Regents from the state Constitution.
Election Preview: WCSD Board of Trustees candidates enter the final stretch of their campaigns amid a tumultuous start of the school year
Amid COVID surge on campus, UNR to go fully remote after Thanksgiving break, cancel spring break
October 9th, 2020 - 10:31am
In a letter to students, faculty and other university personnel Friday, UNR President Brian Sandoval announced the university would move to fully virtual instruction following the upcoming fall break, a move that comes as the university has averaged nearly a hundred new COVID-19 cases per week and as the flu season rapidly approaches.
Casino, business groups seeking to block sales, gaming tax initiatives file to intervene in abortion ballot question lawsuit
October 8th, 2020 - 2:00am
The NRA and BizPAC filed the joint motion to intervene in federal court on Tuesday, a request to take part in the lawsuit filed by pro-life group “Protect Our Girls PAC” last month seeking an extension on signature-gathering deadlines for a proposed ballot question that would require parental notification before an abortion is performed on a minor.
UNR to close on-campus gym, resume football without fans amid hundreds of reported COVID-19 cases
October 6th, 2020 - 2:59pm
Just one day into the job, newly minted UNR President Brian Sandoval announced Tuesday that the university would close its on-campus gym by the end of the week and that the Wolf Pack would begin its upcoming football season without fans — moves that come in the wake of nearly 500 coronavirus cases since the start of the fall semester last month.
Election Preview: Two spots are still up for grabs on the state Board of Education
September 30th, 2020 - 2:00am
Two candidates won their seats on the state’s education board outright in June, but narrow primary battles mean four others are still fighting for two spots, including one incumbent who is concerned that parent frustrations about distance learning may hurt his chances of retaining a seat he has held since 2013.