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State subpoenas CCSD employees in test-score investigation

October 25, 2013

Seven Clark County School District employees have been subpoenaed in an ongoing investigation into testing irregularities at a Las Vegas elementary school.

Can Hollywood be 'Caged' in Nevada? Film-tax credit drew big-name supporters, but has shaky track record

October 4, 2013

He began: “My name is Nicolas Cage, and I am an American filmmaker.”

CCSD's 'transparency' reveals raft of raises

October 4, 2013

For the last month, Clark County School District officials have sought to keep secret the district’s proposed contract with the Clark County Education Association until Trustees vote on it at Thursday’s board meeting.

Is 4 percent decline in teachers union membership NPRI's doing?

October 4, 2013

Nearly 470 Clark County teachers dropped their union membership this summer, according to data obtained by the Sun from the Clark County School District.

Two form watchdog group to monitor local government spending

September 25, 2013

A new watchdog organization has started to keep tabs on government organizations in Clark County.

Southern Nevada Watchdogs, started by two Las Vegas women in July, doesn’t yet carry the name recognition of other groups such as the Nevada Policy Research Institute that have been around for years and tend to focus more on state issues.

A fourth of state's public schools see downgraded ranks

September 25, 2013

A quarter of Nevada’s 604 public schools were downgraded by the Nevada Department of Education on Monday because of student performance in 2012-13, but state Superintendent of Public Instruction Dale Erquiaga insists that’s just because the bar has been raised.

Email fail appealed

September 25, 2013

Good news: One of the worst local court decisions in recent memory is headed to the Nevada Supreme Court on appeal. The bad news: It could be years before the high court rules on a case that sets a terrible precedent for public records law.

What the disclaimer clause was intended to do

September 13, 2013

When Nevada became a state in 1864, its new Constitution contained a so-called Disclaimer Clause, just like every other new state being admitted, in which the residents of the territory were required to “forever disclaim all right and title to the unappropriated public lands lying within said territory, and that the same shall be and remain at the sole and entire disposition of the United States.”

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