Guinn Center Blog

Economic Recovery Leaves Non-College Educated Workforce BehindRead More


July 13th, 2016 -

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…

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


July 8th, 2016 -

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…

Growing Childhood Poverty in Nevada Could Undermine Recent Educational InvestmentsRead More


July 1st, 2016 -

By Niko Centeno-Montoy – In 2015, Governor Sandoval and the Nevada Legislature invested roughly $400 million in education each year over the 2015-2017 biennium. Unfortunately, the growing number of children living in poverty in Nevada could undermine the Silver State’s historic investments in education. According to newly released data by the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s…

CCSD Reorg. Proposal Fails to Address Needs of ELLsRead More


June 21st, 2016 -

In approximately 406 days, on August 1, 2017, the Clark County School District is expected to look dramatically different than it does today. At that time, the recommendations of longtime educator and consultant Michael Strembitsky, could go into effect, creating “a radically different management structure and culture for the Clark County School District (CCSD) than…

Concern Growing About Long Term Impact of Payday LoansRead More


June 15th, 2016 -

by Niko Centeno-Monroy — Last week, Nevada State Treasurer Dan Schwartz hosted a Payday Loan Summit, which brought together stakeholders around the Silver State to discuss the long term impacts of payday loan debt on consumers in Nevada. The state summit parallels similar conversations and related efforts nation-wide to address the impact of payday loan…

Recent Economic Data Shows Mostly Positive SignsRead More


June 11th, 2016 -

  Recent Economic Data Shows Mostly Positive Signs for Nevada’s Economy But Unemployment Remains High for Drop-outs “Encouraging” was the word Nevada’s Chief Economist Bill Anderson used yesterday to describe the most recent labor market data for the Silver State. Anderson was speaking on behalf of the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR) at…

Nevada Ranks Last in Personal Income Growth since the RecessionRead More


June 6th, 2016 -

A report from the Pew Charitable Trusts ranks Nevada last among all 50 states in personal income growth since the Great Recession. While the report, which analyzed data from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, finds that personal income in all states is now above pre-recession levels, Nevada’s growth was just 0.1 percent for over…

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


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


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


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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