Why CCSD, year in and year out, can’t manage its money

Why CCSD, year in and year out, can’t manage its money

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The unhappiness of CCSD teachers, Part 4

Researchers are aware —  although they rarely acknowledge it — that certain factors operate behind the scenes to make the public-school model often a negative for both teachers as well…

The unhappiness of CCSD teachers, Part 3

Within American public-school teaching generally, the weakening of teacher morale has long been a recognized phenomenon —  although not to the degree evident in CCSD’s tops-in-the-nation numbers.  [Index to Parts…

The unhappiness of CCSD teachers, Part 2

The significance of teacher absenteeism, many researchers have shown, has to do with its damage to student learning and achievement. Three studies cited by a 2007 National Bureau of Economic…

The unhappiness of CCSD teachers, Part 1

Are teachers in Nevada’s traditional public schools the most unhappy teachers in America? A graphic published online last June by Education Week — portraying the chronic absenteeism, by state, of…

The Unhappiness of CCSD Teachers

Part 1: Evidence suggests teachers in Nevada’s traditional public schools may be the most-unhappy teachers in America.   Part 2: Heavy teacher absenteeism directly reduces student learning, while signaling lower…

Holding Your Right to Work for Ransom

For young people in Las Vegas or Reno attracted to careers in cosmetology, the barriers erected by the State of Nevada are pretty steep. Under rules set up by the…

Atrápame Si Puedes, Parte 8

Detrás de las dificultades de educación especial de Nevada, así como de todos los estados de la unión, existe un problema real y más amplio. Desafortunadamente es una dificultad con…

‘Atrápame Si Puedes’ Parte 7

Hace más de una década, los abogados que representaron al niño pequeño maltratado en el caso Preschooler II sugirieron al Distrito Escolar del Condado de Clark una manera de prevenir…

‘Atrápame si puedes’ Parte 6

En 2003, cuando se presentó por primera vez la demanda Preschooler II que sentó un precedente en contra del Distrito Escolar del Condado de Clark, una llamativa sección de la…

‘Atrápame si Puedes’, Parte 5

Dos días después de que la asistente de educación especial Carolina Gallardo notificara a Shawn Paquette, director de la escuela primaria Forbuss, sobre el maltrato físico de los niños autistas…