Frustrations with Nevada's PreK-12 education system drew dozens to an interim legislative committee meeting Tuesday night, but their concerns didn't necessarily translate to wanting an appointed school board.
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Getting a glimpse of career fields through a virtual reality lens is just one of the unique components of the Employ NV Youth Hub and Teen Zone located inside the West Charleston Library in Las Vegas. Clark County commissioners and various Nevada elected officials attended the hub’s grand opening ceremony earlier this month to discuss employment opportunities for young adults ages 16 to 24.
While teacher vacancies isn't a new problem for the Clark County School District, it has worsened over the past 10 years in part because of hiring challenges and a growing number of licensed positions to fill.
The move comes after an internal system task force raised concerns earlier this year that the mandate, as written, did little to account for the need for booster shots meant to combat the Omicron variant.
The Nevada Supreme Court ruled on three major election cases Tuesday that reshape the November ballot, allowing an initiative proposing open primaries and ranked-choice voting to proceed while voiding another measure proposing a voucher-style education program.
But as the incentives to stay or enter higher education have diminished, faculty and administrators told The Nevada Independent they’ve seen a visible rise in faculty and staff leaving their institutions or fleeing higher education altogether — and a pipeline of new talent that bears little resemblance to its pre-pandemic form.
A political action committee’s bid to create a voucher-style education program through the ballot lies in the hands of the Nevada Supreme Court, which heard oral arguments on the matter Thursday afternoon.
The Nevada Supreme Court may finally put to rest questions about whether two 2020 tax-hiking ballot initiatives backed by the Clark County teachers union can be withdrawn after arriving at the Legislature.
In Clark County, free summer meals will be available to children and teens who are 18 or younger regardless of whether they are enrolled in the district. In some districts, service will be more limited, but there may be food banks or other programs filling in the gaps.
Presidents from UNLV, CSN and Nevada State College sat down with The Nevada Independent Friday for an exclusive discussion about the new contours of the higher education landscape — from uncertain budgets to the potential risk of regionalism between north and south.