Chancellor Dan Klaich Dropping The Ball At NSHE

First posted on Ramirez Group’s blog. Last Tuesday the Assembly Legislative Operations and Elections Committee heard AB150, which would create the Legislative Bureau of Governmental Oversight, Accountability and Program Evaluation designed to enhance the Nevada Legislature’s ability to oversee the activity of state agencies including the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE), particularly during the […]

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Strong Support for Nevada Margin Tax, Poll Says (Infographic)

According to a new Public Opinion Strategies poll commissioned by the Retail Association of Nevada, Nevadans strongly support the Education Initiative’s Margin Tax.  I’ve created an infographic that covers 3 of its important data sets (see below). While overall, 58% of Nevadans support the margin tax, there is strong support in all regions of Nevada […]

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The Precarious Situation of Nevada’s ELL Students

(or “Why Nevada is Going to Get Sued for Millions.“) With recent headlines like “Conference attendees say Nevada isn’t doing enough to educate ELL students,” and “GOP lawmaker seeks more state funding for English language learners,” it should come as no surprise that Nevada has an English Language Learner problem in its grade schools. What such […]

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Building a Public Education Counter-Movement in the Las Vegas Area

At the K-12 levels, high-quality teachers and well-run schools are essential to student achievement. However, public educators are largely being blamed for struggling students rather than focusing on larger systemic issues such as children in poverty, unsafe neighborhoods and substandard schools which can make it difficult to learn (1). Although there is a lot of focus on education problems by policymakers, […]

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