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Equality, equity topic of Carson City School District’s quarterly community meeting

Carson City School Superintendent Richard Stokes asked the community to consider making efforts to level the playing field for schools in terms of equality and equity for all students last week during the school district’s virtual community professional learning community.

Legislature, funding formula putting Carson City School District budget in ‘holding pattern’

Planning ahead for the 2021-22 fiscal year currently depends on the ongoing legislative process and the outcome of the heavily debated funding formula, the Carson City School Board heard last week.

Nevada State Boys and Girls Clubs Youth of the Year winners named

The annual competition that gives youth around the state a chance to demonstrate their public speaking skills and develop leadership and self-confidence moved to a virtual format this year due to the pandemic.

Carson City superintendent ‘confident’ in return to school this fall

The Carson City School District soon will mark a year of operating under a pandemic that changed daily school operations and academic growth in ways no one expected, Superintendent Richard Stokes reported in his State of the District message Tuesday, but he remains “confident we will be back in school this fall.”

State Board of Ed member Cantú: Brighter days ahead for students, education

Dr. René Cantú, executive director of the state’s Jobs for Nevada’s Graduates program, says COVID-19 has prompted the Silver State’s educators to pivot in ways this past year they never had to before, and it’s a success to celebrate.

Sierra Lutheran High School unveils expansion plan

Sierra Lutheran High School, a private college preparatory school with a current enrollment of about 125 students, has announced it is planning to expand its facilities.

Lyon County residents take aim at smaller lot sizes at workshop

Lyon County residents expressed frustration at shrinking lot sizes and zoning issues.

Pandemic opens doors for pet adoptions, fostering in Carson City

CEO Greg Hall said Nevada Humane Society found its “silver lining” in the COVID-19 pandemic affecting its typical adoption procedures, veterinary protocols and managerial practices.

Carson City teacher returns to work after investigation

An Eagle Valley Middle School teacher has returned to work after being investigated by the Carson City School District.

Carson City high schools focus on making ACT score gains

Carson High School has been able to maintain its ACT test scores for the past five years while Pioneer High School made gains in English and math from 2019 to 2020, according to data provided by the principals of both schools at a recent Carson City School Board presentation.

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