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November 25, 2014

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Nevada 3.0 - The state of education:

What to do about Nevada’s schools

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As the Legislature considers several proposals for education, the Sun asked for a variety of opinions on the state of education in Nevada. It's part of the Sun's Nevada 3.0 project, which is looking at issues confronting the state and ways to move forward. You’ll find:

• The Sun’s editorial, "Invest in schools"

• A conversation with Nevada Superintendent of Public Instruction James Guthrie

• A conversation with Clark County School District Superintendent Dwight Jones

State Sen. Scott Hammond, a public school teacher and charter school board member, writes about choices facing the state.

Dr. Sonya Douglass Horsford, the senior resident scholar on education at The Lincy Institute at UNLV, writes about a missed opportunity in Nevada.

Ruben R. Murillo, president of the Clark County Education Association, writes about what the schools need.

Judi Steele, president of the Public Education Foundation, writes about improving school leadership.

Victor Wakefield, executive director of Teach For America in the Las Vegas Valley, writes about grassroots ways to improve schools.

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  1. Can education in our country do better? Can education in Nevada do better? YES! It starts with each person taking an active interest in our educational system and doing their part. Improvements begin with each of US and what we do about the situation. We can begin with supporting our neighborhood school where we live. Assist teachers and support staff, help out with PTA activities, whether or not you currently have children in the school system. Do whatever what one can, it is that simple. We are not spending millions doing that, are we?

    Also, advocate for your neighborhood school, communicate to school personnel and to Lawmakers your concerns and suggestions, please. It is only by "doing" that anything will get any better.

    Our time and energy are valuable assets, so let's invest our time and energy in actively and effectively doing what we CAN DO, rather than perpetually complaining to the wind and seeing nothing change, no meaningful return on investment.

    Blessings and Peace,
    Star

  2. If you have a child in Middle School that is currently participating in a year-long Ipad project using wireless technology or your child attends a middle school that plans to participate next year, please view "BioInitiative Report 2012".The "BIR2012" is a rationale for biologically- based exposure standards for low- intensity microwave radiation. Multiple scientists & doctors from multiple countries have deemed that our current standards are set thousands of times too high & the children exposed to these levels of microwave radiation from Wi-Fi for long periods of time every day for the entire school year will be subjected to microwave radiation without their knowledge. This exposure is multiplied when multiple wireless devices are utilized in a class room at the same time.A child could develop holes in the blood brain barrier, cancer, sterility, etc. Please check out videos on YouTube- search for "wi fi in schools".