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

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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

Growing Childhood Poverty in Nevada Could Undermine Recent Educational Investments

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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… Read more

CCSD Reorg. Proposal Fails to Address Needs of ELLs

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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… Read more

Concern Growing About Long Term Impact of Payday Loans

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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… Read more

Recent Economic Data Shows Mostly Positive Signs

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  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… Read more

Nevada Ranks Last in Personal Income Growth since the Recession

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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… Read more

Graduation Rates Remain Low at Nevada’s Four-Year Colleges

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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… Read more

Mass Incarceration Wreaks Havoc on Children and Communities

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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… Read more

Nonpartisan Voters Growing in Numbers, Struggling for Political Equity

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While news about national politics and the 2016 election has focused on the increasing polarization within and between the Democratic and Republican parties, another electoral force has been steadily but quietly growing:  nonpartisan or independent voters. Nationally, independents have been on the rise fairly steadily since the early 1960s. Since 2008, more voters have identified… Read more