Education

Noah Glick

Students and faculty of Hug High School in Reno were back at school today, one day after a 14-year-old student was shot by a campus police officer after threatening students with knives. Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick reports on what the district is doing in response to yesterday’s events.

Two Washoe County Schools Avoid State Takeover

Nov 28, 2016
Alexa Ard

Two low-performing Washoe County schools are no longer at risk of being taken over by the state next school year. Our reporter Sarah Parks explores why that won’t be happening anytime soon. The State Board of Education identified Natchez and Desert Heights elementary as two schools in need of improvement, and recommended them as candidates for state takeover through the Achievement School District Program. That program can only help six schools in any given year, and ASD leaders have...

Alexa Ard

Western Nevada College is restoring nursing classes at its Fallon campus. Our contributor Brook Bentley of Northern Nevada Business Weekly has more. A partnership between Churchill County, the U.S. Department of Labor and the college is making this change possible by allowing WNC to use a large laboratory space located one mile from the Fallon campus. For the past five years, WNC nursing students from Fallon and surrounding rural areas have had to travel more than 100 miles each day to and...

Making Entrepreneurs Out Of Carson High Students

Oct 7, 2016
Alex Ellison

Alex Ellison is the Executive Envisioner for the New Entrepreneurship Program or NewE. This educational program is based out of Carson City High School and works to equip teens with entrepreneurial skills by providing a hands-on learning environment. KUNR: Can you tell me about the NewE education program and what it entails? Alex Ellison: Originally, New Entrepreneurial Network was meant to help teens start businesses. And what we learned, and I think this is also changing with this new...

What's Nevada's Turnaround Grant?

Sep 23, 2016
Alexa Ard

The Turnaround Grant is now in its second year, providing low-ranking Nevada schools with millions of dollars to help improve their performance. Reno Public Radio's Sarah Parks explores how the program works. Desert Heights, Grace Warner, and Sun Valley Elementary Schools are just a few of the 39 institutions in Nevada awarded with the Turnaround Grant. The two-year state grant, approved by Nevada lawmakers, provides a total of 5 million dollars intended to help improve 39 under-performing...

Alexa Ard

More than 200 social workers are being placed in schools throughout Nevada this academic year. Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick reports. The Nevada Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Respectful Learning Environments , established during last year’s legislative session, is funding the addition of two-hundred-nine-point-five school social workers. Amber Reid is the school social work liaison for the office. She says that while this is a great start, there are challenges in finding a...

Parents Air Concerns At School Overcrowding Forum

Aug 30, 2016
Julia Ritchey

Parents voiced frustration at a town hall meeting this week at Wooster High School held by the Washoe County School District to address overcrowding and infrastructure needs. School district officials painted a dire picture of what will happen next year if a capital improvement ballot measure, known as WC-1, fails to pass. That includes more portable trailers, splitting schools into two schedules and using computer labs and libraries as classrooms. With many of the district's schools at or...

Julia Ritchey

Washoe County got an early start to the school year on Monday, with all but five public schools back in session. Reno Public Radio's Julia Ritchey reports from one of the district's overcrowded schools.

Alexa Ard

More than 64,000 students are headed back to school Monday across the Washoe County School District. Little will change for most students, but there are several potential developments that could affect public education this year — from a big ballot measure to the school board election.

Noah Glick

An Innovations High School graduate is the first recipient of a new scholarship, after winning an international music competition. Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick has more.

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