Lowering the Education Bar: Nevada and the U.S. shortchange students or are we becoming a Third World country?

Americans no longer expect quality from our public education system, and U.S. students now lag behind those from other developed countries.

Americans no longer expect quality, much less excellence, from our public education system, and U.S. students now lag behind those from other developed countries. What’s happening in Nevada is a prime example of the dumbing-down of our public schools. Nevada’s high school juniors have trouble passing the math proficiency exam that’s required for graduation. In… [More...]

Educating Nevada’s Workforce: Higher Education in Nevada

Education and economy go together. It’s almost like an equation: education plus workforce equals a healthy economy.

Education and economy go together. It’s almost like an equation: education plus workforce equals a healthy economy. A top flight, community-involved system of higher education is a draw for new industries looking to locate within a state. There’s a need for research institutions, an educated, trainable workforce and a healthy feeder K through 12 school… [More...]

Officials Break Ground on Moapa Paiute Tribe Solar Project

The first utility-scale solar project on tribal land is underway in Southern Nevada. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (NV) joined representatives from the Moapa Band of Piautes and executives from First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) to kick off construction on the 250 Megawatt power… [More...]

Clark County School District’s Virtual High School and Academy for Individualized Study Announce New Name: Nevada Learning Academy @CCSD

Virtual High School and Academy for Individualized Study announced that the schools have a new official name - Nevada Learning Academy @ CCSD

Academy Also Announces that New Middle School Will Begin in the Fall Las Vegas — Clark County School District’s Virtual High School and Academy for Individualized Study announced that the schools have a new official name – Nevada Learning Academy @ CCSD – which was approved by the Clark County School District Board. Additionally, school officials… [More...]

Final Winners announced for Nevada State Bank’s “Beautiful Nevada” essay contest: Schools win $5,000 – Students win iPad® Minis

While other financial institutions are cutting back or eliminating their mortgage services, Nevada State Bank is gearing up.

Las Vegas – Nevada State Bank is proud to announce the winners of its “Beautiful Nevada” Essay Contest for public school students throughout the state. Winning students received an iPad Mini and their schools each received $5,000. The essay contest, open to all Nevada public school students from kindergarten to 12th grade, asked entrants to answer… [More...]

Winners announced for Nevada State Bank’s “Beautiful Nevada” essay contest: Reno Area Schools win $5,000 – Students win iPad Minis

Nevada State Bank is proud to announce the winners of its “Beautiful Nevada” Essay Contest for public school students throughout the state.

RENO – Nevada State Bank is proud to announce the winners of its “Beautiful Nevada” Essay Contest for public school students throughout the state. Winning students receive an iPad Mini, and their schools each receive $5,000. The essay contest, open to all Nevada public school students from kindergarten to 12th grade, asked entrants to answer the… [More...]

Roseman University of Health Sciences Initiates Accreditation Process for its Planned College of Medicine

LAS VEGAS - Roseman University of Health Sciences has submitted an application to the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) to begin the accreditation process for its planned College of Medicine. The university is now listed on the LCME website as an applicant program. “Formally submitting an application with the LCME is the latest step in… [More...]

February 2014: Around the State

Read business new from around Nevada for February 2014.

Sunrise Health Hospitals and H2U Partner to Open Health Centers for Employees Sunrise Health Hospitals and Health to You (H2U) have partnered to open three H2U health centers for hospital employee and dependents, approximately 8,855 individuals. MountainView and Southern Hills centers opened in January with the final clinic at the Sunrise and Sunrise Children’s Hospital… [More...]

Henderson Chamber hosts I CAN BE events at Foothill, Silverado

The Henderson Chamber of Commerce will host the I CAN BE program, geared to help local freshmen better plan for their future and achieve their goals.

Feb. 12, March 14 events help high school freshmen plan for their futures HENDERSON, Nev. – The Henderson Chamber of Commerce will host the I CAN BE program, a one-day event geared to help local freshmen better plan for their future and achieve their goals. This year the program will take place at two high schools,… [More...]

The Private Bank by Nevada State Bank releases research on education and income

High Net Worth Report series published by by Nevada State Bank shows that students from higher income families have better educational outcomes.

LAS VEGAS – While both the importance and cost of a better education continue to rise, new evidence outlined in the 13th edition of “High Net Worth Report” series published by The Private Bank by Nevada State Bank shows that students from higher income families have better educational outcomes, all the way from elementary school through college.… [More...]

VEA Begins Accepting Applications for Annual Scholarships

PAHRUMP, Nev. – In an effort to support the success of Nevada’s future leaders, Valley Electric Association, Inc. (VEA) has started accepting applications for its annual scholarships. Each year, VEA awards a variety of post-secondary education scholarships to assist the cooperative’s members and their children. The Pahrump-based cooperative will award six scholarships in 2014, including:… [More...]

Industry Focus: Education

The Nevada education system has overcome a multitude of hurdles in recent years. Even so, the system still has a long way to go.

From kindergarten to college graduation, Nevada’s education system has overcome a multitude of hurdles in recent years. Even so, the system still has a long way to go. Coming together to discuss issues Nevada faces in regards to education, a combination of business leaders, economic development resources and leaders in education recently met at the… [More...]

Killing Jobs to Pay for Education: Nevada’s Free Margin Tax Initiative… Won’t be Free

The Free Margin Tax initiative will be on the 2014 ballot in Nevada. If you’re not familiar with the initiative, you should be.

Since Nevada’s legislature chose to take no action on the Free Margin Tax initiative by the March 15th deadline, this important state issue has been automatically passed on to the 2014 ballot. This means Nevada voters will decide whether or not we need a Free Margin Tax. If you’re not familiar with the initiative, you… [More...]

Henderson International School Welcomes Two New Principals

Henderson International School has two new administrators, lower school Principal John Heffron and middle school Principal Christopher Bezsylko.

HENDERSON, Nev. Henderson International School, a private preschool through 8th-grade college preparatory school, announced it began the 2013-2014 school year with two new administrators, lower school Principal John Heffron and middle school Principal Christopher Bezsylko. Heffron, as lower school principal, oversees faculty, drives enrollment and supports general education for kindergarten through 4th grade students. Bezsylko, as… [More...]

Commentary: Want America’s best teachers?

Pay the exceptionally effective exceptionally well. Academic achievement, secondary school graduation and college entrance rates are alarmingly low in Nevada. And required remediation, for those few who do go to college, is dismayingly high. These conditions place Nevada at the bottom of national and international education measures. While pockets of promise exist among charter schools… [More...]

How We Stack Up: Ranking Nevada

Although economic indicators seem to be moving up, Nevada is still plagued with ongoing social problems like the quality of education systems.

The Nevada economy is showing more positive signs in 2013 than it did last year, especially in critical indicators like unemployment and housing.  While many Nevadans still fear that the light at the end of the tunnel may be an oncoming train, there are hopeful signs that travel and tourism are gradually rebounding, more Nevadans… [More...]

Creating New Opportunities: Executive Education in Nevada

Nevada offers various executive educations opportunities, from courses to degrees designed specifically for middle to upper management.

In today’s competitive job market and with evolving technologies, it’s not unusual for corporate executives to pursue additional education, whether to increase their knowledge in specific areas, update or acquire skills, discover new trends or even learn new management styles. Nevada offers various academic opportunities, from courses to degrees, some of them new, designed specifically… [More...]

Deadline to Enter 2013 “Students With A Cause” PSA Contest is May 24

Richard Harris Law Firm Taking Stand Against Bullying

Bullying is a problem affecting students throughout the valley. One out of every four kids is bullied and more than 40 percent have been bullied online. “Everyone is worried – not just the kids, but parents, teachers and others need to understand how extreme bullying can get and what they can do about it,” said… [More...]

Partnerships Wanted: Education Outlook

Nevada Education Outlook: Partnerships Wanted

It would be cynical to say that the future of education in Nevada hinges on money. After all, doesn’t just about everything? Instead, education’s future across the Silver State will have more to do with utility: giving students better tools with which to achieve success, and the private sector, the trained and educated workforce, managers… [More...]

Playing Politics with Education: Teachers Union Throws Students under the Bus

Lyle Brennan

Nevadans will find out this month whether the Clark County School District (CCSD) qualifies for a $40 million grant from the federal government’s “Race to the Top” program. The money would provide high-tech tools and programs at 63 schools to help 41,000 students with limited English skills. It would fund 46 new jobs for teachers… [More...]

Education Outlook: Weathering the Storm

Nevada's Education Outlook

Against a persistent backdrop of brutal budget cuts, shrinking revenues and heightened expectations, K-12 educators in Nevada continue to explore and implement innovative solutions to the challenges they face in the state’s schools. [More...]

If You Can Read This, Thank a Teacher

Lyle Brennan

Would you take a job that pays less than comparable positions, requires you to supervise unruly individuals without the authority to discipline them and results in your being blamed when other people don’t take care of their responsibilities?  And yet, that’s what teachers do, because they want to make sure that our children get the… [More...]