Let’s Make Nevada Green

I admit that when you’re looking down at the ground from thousands of feet up through your aircraft window, things tend to appear beautiful. But even that knowledge cannot prepare you for the stunning beauty sprawling underneath you as your aircraft starts to descend into Nevada. Vast stretches of arid land, majestic mountains and psychedelic […]

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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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Nevada Elected – and would-be elected – officials gather in support of conservation

A lot of good people think Nevada’s natural places are worth protecting. And a lot of those people – including quite a few sitting and future elected officials – showed up recently for a twinned pair of Nevada Conservation League events, one in Las Vegas and one in Reno. Of course, thousands of people have […]

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