Category: EDUCATION

Bill Aimed at Improving Underperforming Schools in Nevada Passes through Assembly

By David Thompson, @DJakaDT CARSON CITY, Nev. – There are 78 public schools in Nevada on the Department of Education’s “watch list” for poor performance. Nevada law states that failing charter schools are in the state’s hands, whereas failing public schools are under the federal government’s control – that is,

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Video – Senate Bill 77 Explained

If Senate Bill 77 passes in the 2015 Nevada Legislature, under-performing schools would be placed on a three-year timeline to improve. If a school fails to progress, the fate of the school will be up to the Department of Education, which has the power to close the school, turn it into a charter school,

Policy would allow transgender athletes to participate in Nevada high school sports

by NICHOLAS STACK The Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association (NIAA) is currently in the process of passing a document that would give transgender student athletes the option of participating in high school sports in the state. The name of the document is titled, “NIAA Gender Identity Participation Position Statement,” and the

Envirolution changes its Leadership Academy focus due to government shutdown

by SAGE LEEHEY Reno sustainability development organization Envirolution recently switched its focus for their Fall Break Three Spheres Leadership Academy due to the government shutdown. The nonprofit originally planned to hold their service-learning camping trip in conjunction with The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), but since they currently furloughed, the organization has