Tag: Nevada and school choice

Education Freedom Pledge offers ray of hope for Nevada families

Editor’s note: Florida lawmakers who have signed the American Federation for Children’s Education Freedom Pledge include Sen. Manny Diaz Jr., Sen. Joe Gruters, Rep. Anthony Sabatini, Rep. John Snyder and Rep. Alex Andrade. You might be asking yourself why, in a state like Nevada that remains among the lowest ranked[Read More…]

Nevada launches new family-friendly education program for special needs learners

Editor’s note: This commentary from Don Soifer, president of Nevada Action for School Options, is an exclusive to reimaginED. Families of special-needs learners across Nevada recently received notification that they have received grant awards under what may be the Silver State’s most family-friendly education program to date. The Transforming Opportunities[Read More…]

New external relations director at American Federation for Children seeks to strike gold for education choice across U.S.

Before Valeria Gurr arrived in the United States to attend graduate school, the native Chilean had no idea a school choice movement existed. What she did know was that she hated school as a child growing up in a tiny town in southern part of the country. The daughter of a[Read More…]

podcastED: SUFS president Doug Tuthill interviews Nevada State Sen. Heidi Gansert

On this episode, Tuthill talks to the senator from Nevada’s 15th District about the education choice landscape in the Silver State. Efforts to fund an education savings account program in Nevada, which were derailed by a legal challenge after the program was created in 2015, were unsuccessful in 2017 after[Read More…]

North Las Vegas micro-school posts powerful learning gains

Editor’s note: This commentary is from Don Soifer, president of Nevada Action for School Options and a founding leader of the Southern Nevada Urban Micro Academy. To learn more about the academy, watch this short documentary video. Ten miles north of the bright lights of the Las Vegas strip, one[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: charter schools, charter schools, charter schools …

Arizona: A former school teacher criticizes the state superintendent of public instruction for his support of Common Core and school choice (East Valley Tribune). The Sierra Vista Herald editorial board says the state superintendent’s support of ESAs hurts public schools. Applications for Empowerment Scholarship Accounts doubles (Heartlander). The Arizona Republic[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: charters win in WA, voucher suit begins in NC, FL district denies military base charter & more

Alabama: Applications for the state’s new tax credit scholarship program are now open (Alabama Opportunity Scholarship Fund, WTVY) Arizona: Three charter schools will be shut down for poor performance (Arizona Business Journal). California: The L.A. metro area has the largest number of students attending charter schools in the nation (LA School Report).[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: Vouchers in Tennessee, tax credit scholarships in Mississippi & more

Tennessee: Gov. Bill Haslam proposes a voucher that’s limited to low-income students in low-performing schools, with additional state funding for those schools to boot (KnoxNews). More from timesfreepress.com and Nashville Public Radio. Haslam reiterates that his proposal won’t affect funding for public schools (Nooga.com). Both supporters and opponents find details to[Read More…]