Gov. Steve Sisolak signed the emergency regulation relaxing hiring restrictions for public school districts and charter schools last week.
Julie joined the Las Vegas Review-Journal in July 2019 as a reporter for The View, covering the southwest/Henderson area. She grew up in southern California, and earned a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication from Whitworth University in Spokane, Wash. She worked as an education and health reporter at the Times-News in Twin Falls, Idaho for eight years. Before that, she was an education and county government reporter for two years at the Elko Daily Free Press in Elko, Nev.
Some Las Vegas-area public charter schools are holding only remote classes this week following Thanksgiving break as a precaution due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Juliana Urtubey, a learning strategist at Booker Elementary School in Las Vegas’ Historic Westside, was named 2021 Nevada Teacher of the Year in September.
Many private schools are continuing with in-person classes, but some have modified operations due to the fall COVID-19 surge. The Meadows School is now using a hybrid model for its high school.
The closures, a result of directives by Gov. Steve Sisolak and the Nevada System of Higher Education, will begin this week.
During a 10-hour meeting, the school board this week decided to switch to full-time distance learning for middle and high schools Dec. 2.
The university announced Tuesday it is suspending in-person events and lowering occupancy rates to 25 percent in a few campus buildings.
A state board voted Nov. 6 to authorize Sage Collegiate Public Charter School, which plans to initially serve 168 students in kindergarten through second grades.
The fourth annual Southern Nevada Youth Homeless Summit wrapped up Friday with a virtual panel discussion. The first panel was held Nov. 13.
Superintendent Kristen McNeill is recommending fully distance learning beginning Dec. 7, with an anticipated return to in-person and hybrid models Jan. 19.
Nevada System of Higher Education Chancellor Melody Rose gave a presentation Thursday to the state’s COVID-19 Mitigation and Management Task Force.
In April, the Board of Regents voted to make the S/U grading option available to students through the end of the spring 2020 semester and after final grades were issued.
The Nevada System of Higher Education’s Board of Regents has approved revisions to a procedures and guidelines manual to implement a COVID-19-spurred furlough policy.
The public charter school transitioned back to 100 percent distance learning for at least 10 days due to “a handful” of COVID-19 cases on campus.
The nonprofit announced last week that Clark County School District high school seniors can apply for nearly $2 million in college scholarships. The application deadline is Feb. 8.