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APR 17, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Common Core tests OK, but Nevada gives leeway to schools

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Limited testing was successful Friday in Nevada for the troubled Common Core assessments, but now the state is offering school districts leeway that could present an unprecedented challenge to the federal testing mandate. Nevada, Montana and North Dakota contract with the company to administer the tests that are linked to hotly disputed, federally backed education standards. ...

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APR 17, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Senate OKs bill cracking down on teacher-student sex crimes

(AP) — Nevada senators have passed a bill that would toughen penalties against teachers and other school workers who have sexual relationships with students. The measure sponsored by Republican Sen. Becky Harris would require a school worker to register as a sex offender for life if they were convicted of a sexual crime involving a student.

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APR 17, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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Nevada Common Core testing OK as state offers mandate relief

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Limited testing has been successful Friday in Nevada for the troubled Common Core assessments but now the state is offering school districts an out.

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APR 13, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Sandoval to sign bill creating private-school scholarships

[...] when she learned about a Nevada proposal that would authorize scholarships so low- and middle-income families could afford tuition, the former special education teacher and two co-founders got to work planning for Academy for Innovative Minds, a private school expected to open in East Las Vegas in September. The bill would create the Nevada Educational Choice Scholarship Program, which ...

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APR 11, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Nevada Legislature Week 11: Scholarships, obesity and horses

"The creation of Opportunity Scholarships ensures that all children, regardless of financial ability, will have the opportunity to attend a school that provides an education that best suits their needs," Sandoval said. The bill would forbid schools from punishing students between kindergarten and the eighth grade that play with toy guns or pretend to use a firearm during school hours. ...

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