Posts By: Megan Rauch

Outcomes for At-Risk Youth Focus of Legislation

Posted by & filed under All Posts.

Nevada’s frequently bleak educational outcomes are often compounded when a student comes from an at-risk population. These populations can include students with disabilities, students from low-income families, students in the foster care system, and students who do not perform at grade level. Recognizing this problem, the Nevada Legislature has crafted a series of bills aimed… Read more

Legislature Examines Ways to Increase High School Graduation

Posted by & filed under All Posts.

As the end of the 79th Session of the Nevada Legislature draws near, legislators from both sides of the aisle and in both houses continue work on passing several pieces of legislation that aim to help increase student achievement in Nevada. While the Silver State has shown some progress in elevating student outcomes, especially since… Read more

The Federal Government and Marijuana Legalization

Posted by & filed under All Posts.

The federal government is planning to look into state laws that allow for marijuana use for non-medial purposes, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said in a press conference last week. Meanwhile, Nevada is moving ahead with its rollout of its legalized marijuana program, with sales set to begin on July 1, 2017. Marijuana was… Read more

New Study Sheds Light on Challenges for Women Behind Bars

Posted by & filed under All Posts.

The number of women behind bars in the United States has grown to nearly 110,000—fourteen times the size of the population of women in jails and prisons forty years ago, says a new study from the Vera Institute of Justice, an organization that examines the country’s criminal justice system. The growth rate for women behind… Read more

What Could a Voter ID Law Mean for Nevadans?

Posted by & filed under All Posts.

  Between now and November 2016, a statewide initiative petition to amend an existing Nevada statute is being circulated among Nevada voters to change the identification requirements for voters at the polls. The petition, known as The Initiative to Require Voter ID, or the Voter ID Act, seeks to amend Nevada Revised Statute (NRS) 293.277…. Read more

Economic Recovery Leaves Non-College Educated Workforce Behind

Posted by & filed under All Posts.

More than 99 percent of the 11.6 million jobs created during the recovery following the Great Recession were filled by workers with at least some college education, according a new report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. Workers holding only a high school diploma or less added only 80,000 jobs since… Read more

Nevada’s Nonprofits Want More Information about Data Analysis and Grant Writing

Posted by & filed under All Posts.

In late June, the Guinn Center hosted a workshop, “Building Advocacy Capacity among Nevada’s Nonprofits,” which was cosponsored by the College of Southern Nevada. Approximately 70 participants from almost 50 nonprofits around the state attended the event. As part of the workshop, the Guinn Center administered an informal survey asking attendees about the extent to… Read more