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Nevada Department of Agriculture celebrates Weights and Measures Week at the beginning of March

“To celebrate National Weights and Measures Week, the NDA displayed an early twentieth century W&L E. Gurley balance scale in the main office reception area.” Sparks, NV 02-21-2012- The Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) Bureau of Weights and Measures will celebrate Weights and Measures week from March 1 to March 7, 2012. To honor the […]

Three Finalists Forwarded To Gov. Sandoval For His Pick For State Schools Chief

By Sean Whaley Nevada News Bureau In the photo: James Guthrie. Two Nevadans and a scholar from Texas made the final cut today for the job of state superintendent of public instruction.

Washoe Schools Chief Heath Morrison Named National Superintendent Of Year

By Sean Whaley Nevada News Bureau In the photo: Washoe County School District Superintendent Heath Morrison. Heath Morrison, superintendent of the Washoe County School District, today was named the 2012 National Superintendent of the Year by the American Association of School Administrators. The announcement was made at the AASA national conference in Houston.

Nevada’s New Charter School Authority Begins Work To Expand Educational Opportunities

By Sean Whaley Nevada News Bureau In the photo: Gov. Brian Sandoval. / Nevada News Bureau file photo. Gov. Brian Sandoval described today’s first meeting of the Nevada State Public Charter School Authority as “historic,” and he called on the new group formed as a result of 2011 legislation to help expand charter schools to provide more […]

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ADESA to Auction Harley at NADA Convention to Benefit Wounded Veterans Initiative of Canine Companions

By: National Automobile Dealers Association Press Release LAS VEGAS, Feb. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — ADESA will auction a 2010 Harley-Davidson Softail Deluxe FLSTN during the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Convention and Expo in Las Vegas. The auction begins at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 5, at the ADESA exhibit (Booth No. 1141) in the Las Vegas Convention Center. There is no reserve. […]

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Ford Dealers Are Recognized for Outstanding Contributions to Their Communities with Ford’s Salute to Dealers Award

By: Ford Motor Company Press Release DEARBORN, Mich., Feb. 3, 2012  /PRNewswire/ — Six Ford dealers from across the world have been awarded Ford’s Salute to Dealers award for showing exceptional generosity toward their communities Launched in 2001, the award demonstrates the company’s commitment to its thousands of dealer principals who step beyond their showroom doors to […]

Nevada Gets Failing Grade For Science Standards In National Report

By Sean Whaley Nevada News Bureau In the photo: DNA / Photo courtesy of Mike & Amanda Knowles via Wikimedia Commons. CARSON CITY – As Gov. Brian Sandoval and the Board of Education move ahead with the selection of a new state schools chief to push forward with education reform, a new report gives another reason for […]

Five Educators, Three From Nevada, Picked As Finalists For Nevada Public Education Chief

By Sean Whaley Nevada News Bureau In the photo: Magdalena Martinez. Five finalists for Nevada’s top public education job were submitted today to the state Board of Education. The names of three finalists will be forwarded to Gov. Brian Sandoval for his final selection after interviews are conducted by the Board of Education next month.

Lawmaker Review Of 45-Year-Old Nevada Public Education Funding Plan Hits Financial Roadblock

By Sean Whaley Nevada News Bureau Nevada public education funding formula study hits financial roadblock. A panel of lawmakers today began a review of the state’s 45-year-old formula for funding public education with an eye towards addressing the needs of the state’s urban districts as they work to educate special education students, English-language learners and […]

Nevada Charter School Law Strengthened In 2011, National Group Says

By Sean Whaley Nevada News Bureau Nevada’s charter school law was strengthened in 2011, seeing its ranking among the states moving to 20th from 23rd as a result, a national group reported this week. Nevada’s overall score improved from 97 points to 111 out of a potential of 208 points in the report issued Tuesday by […]

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