Archive for May, 2016

Graduation Rates Remain Low at Nevada’s Four-Year CollegesRead More

Megan Rauch

May 10th, 2016 -

This weekend, commencement exercises will take place at both of Nevada’s largest universities, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) and University of Nevada, Reno (UNR). Nevada State College held its graduation last Saturday. Yet, these events in Nevada are cause for celebration for fewer students than elsewhere in the U.S. The number of students earning…

As Charter School Enrollment Rises in Nevada, Need for More Funding Becomes ApparentRead More

Megan Rauch

May 6th, 2016 -

Thirty-eight schools across Nevada celebrated National Charter School Week this week, and among them were the four new charter schools that have opened since 2014. More and more charter schools are expected to open across the state in coming years, thanks to a push from Governor Brian Sandoval to make the 2015 78th Legislative session…

Mass Incarceration Wreaks Havoc on Children and CommunitiesRead More

Megan Rauch

May 4th, 2016 -

by Megan K. Rauch- An estimated 55,000 children in Nevada—and more than five million children nationwide—are suffering from the instability and trauma caused by having an incarcerated parent, according to a new study from The Annie F. Casey Foundation. The report, “A Shared Sentence: The Devastating Toll of Incarceration on Kids, Families and Communities,” says…

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