Education

Exploring TMCC's Jumpstart Program

May 25, 2017

Parents hear about many options for their students these days. One of them is the dual credit program at Truckee Meadows Community College. That’s where students can get high school and college credit at the same time. A lot of students know about it and are curious. Reno Youth Radio’s Kenia Aguirre is one of those curious students, so she spoke to a student who went through it and how it has worked for her.

 

Reno Museum Caters To Kids With Autism

May 5, 2017
Nevada Discovery Museum

Autism is a real challenge for parents in Reno, especially when trying to find exciting social interactions for their children.

Now there is a new option. The Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum (The Discovery) has a program once a month that caters only to children with autism and it’s happening this weekend.  

Reno Youth Radio’s Lesly Virgen-Mariscal has the story.

The Discovery is loud and fun place for lots of kids. One of them is 10-year-old Manny Cuacua. He’s autistic. His mom is here with him.

How One Teacher Is Inspiring Students To Help Others

May 5, 2017
AACT Service Learning

Teachers can inspire students to be better students, as well as better people. Reno Youth Radio’s Maria Ballesteros reports on one teacher in Washoe County who is influencing her students both inside and outside the classroom.

Mrs. Raker teaches physics and statistics. Her lectures are exceptional. But outside the classroom she is exceptional, too. She is a strong advocate for community service. She volunteers constantly and takes her students along and she teaches at the Academy of Arts, Careers and Technology or AACT, a local Reno high school.

Survey: Business Leaders Say Workforce Is Their Biggest Challenge

Mar 24, 2017
NNBW

A new survey of Nevada business leaders finds that they want more workforce and STEM training to take place within community colleges and the K-12 education system.

Our contributor Brook Bentley of the Northern Nevada Business Weekly reports.

Alexa Ard

Monday marked the first major deadline for lawmakers during the 2017 legislative session in Nevada. Legislators worked late into the evening to introduce personal bills.

UNR Voices: Why Does Campus Sexual Assault Persist?

Mar 3, 2017
Alexandra Mosher

In the past decade the U.S. has not seen a substantial decrease in sexual assault among undergraduate college students. Our student contributor Alexandra Mosher explores the issue at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Alexa Ard

Nevada ranks first in the nation in job growth, according to a recent Gallup survey. But as Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick reports, state leaders say there’s still much work to be done.

Pixabay, Creative Commons

A new report shows student growth and achievement are not necessary for Nevada's teachers to be rated as effective.

Nevada is one of 30 states that require student growth factors to be a portion of a teacher's evaluation. Growth is measured as the academic progress a student makes between two points in time, typically year over year.

Paul Boger

Education Savings Accounts have become an incredibly controversial topic in Nevada since lawmakers approved the voucher program in 2015. So far between 8,000 and 9,000 students have signed-up for the program despite a Nevada Supreme Court decision striking down the state's previous attempts to fund the ESA’s.

Jumping, clapping and waving bright yellow scarves on the steps of the amphitheater at the State Capitol in Carson City, hundreds of children danced to the music of Justin Timberlake as part of a rally in support of Nation School Choice Week.

Anh Gray

For the last dozen years, Washoe County voters rejected all education ballot measures. That streak came to an end yesterday when WC-1, the initiative to hike the sales tax to fund school infrastructure projects, passed.

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