Juliana Urtubey, a bilingual special education teacher in Las Vegas, received widespread attention last month after she was named the National Teacher of the Year — becoming the first teacher from Nevada and the first Latina in at least the last 16 years to receive the award. Having immigrated to the U.S. from Colombia at age five and being an English and Spanish speaker, Urtubey says her personal… [Read More]
State lawmakers voted Monday to advance a major mining tax package that will allocate a combined $500 million to public education through new and extended mining taxes and federal COVID relief dollars — pushing the compromise package through the legislative process quickly on the final day of session. The Assembly vote on AB495 was 28-14, with all… [Read More]
Allowing undocumented Nevada students to apply for the need-based Silver State Opportunity Grant without filling out a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form, which requires a Social Security number, would cost about $250,000 annually, officials told lawmakers on Thursday. Attending college can be particularly burdensome for students without legal status, who are ineligible… [Read More]
The Nevada System of Higher Education announced late Thursday that it was in the process of drafting a mandate for COVID-19 vaccinations for students returning to college campuses this fall “with some limited exceptions.” NSHE’s surprise announcement follows a string of decisions to mandate coronavirus vaccinations at colleges and universities across the country. That includes the… [Read More]
Before the pandemic, the United States was welcoming more than a million international students each year. However, the pandemic along with an increase in the number of student visa delays, and a difficult political environment has caused a historic decline nationally. Noticiero Móvil’s María Palma spoke with several international students from the University of Nevada, Reno… [Read More]
The Washoe County School District recently released data showing nearly 40% of high school students are failing at least one subject, and almost a quarter are failing in two. Superintendent Kristen McNeill said on Friday that a significant number of students are failing even more than two classes. “14% of our students were failing three… [Read More]
Nevada Lawmakers finalized hundreds of millions of dollars in cuts to state agencies on Sunday, adjusting a budget that is set to lose a quarter of the revenue previously projected because of the pandemic and wrapping up a protracted session marked by false starts and delays. Despite significant animus between Democrats and Republicans throughout the… [Read More]
KUNR’s bilingual student reporter Andrew Mendez has been looking into the unique obstacles Latinx students may face when they enter college. Along with reporting on the hurdles, he’s been researching potential solutions on the local level. He joined our news director Michelle Billman to share his findings.
Nearly one in five students at the University of Nevada, Reno identifies as Latinx. Latinx is a gender-neutral term for Latino. Often, these students are first generation or “first gen” college students and face a unique set of challenges when it comes to retainment and support. KUNR’s Andrew Mendez explores.
The campus community at the University of Nevada, Reno has been rattled by multiple white supremacist and anti-LGBTQ actions since the fall semester started up. KUNR’s Andrew Mendez reports.