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Need a quick synopsis of an issue? These reports provide brief summaries of important policy issues facing Nevada. They are accessible, easy to read, and concise. Topics include Governing Nevada, Educating Nevada, Growing Nevada, A Changing Nevada, and Sustaining Nevada.

 

Governing Nevada

Nevada Taxes 101

Pichart4This fact sheet summarizes taxes in Nevada and describes how they are distributed to schools and local governments (January 2016).

Educating Nevada

Higher Education Finance 101

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This short primer provides an overview of higher education finance in Nevada. The paper discusses the funding sources received by Nevada’s higher education institutions and how the State determines funding for each institution (January 2016).

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Nevada Charter Schools 101

charter schoolThis paper provides an overview of charter schools in Nevada. It discusses how charter schools are formed, how enrollment preferences and lotteries work, funding equity issues, accountability measures, academic performance, and demographics. Information reflects policy changes made by the Nevada Legislature in 2015 (November 2015).

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K-12 Education Finance 101

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This paper provides an overview of K-12 education finance in Nevada. It reviews the Nevada Plan and describes how the Nevada Plan is funded.  The paper shows the basic support guarantee per pupil and per pupil spending by District (January 2016).

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Growing Nevada

A Changing Nevada

Sustaining Nevada

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