Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval this week signed a proclamation backing Western Governors University, an online university that offers degree programs in fields such as health care, IT and business. The university is competency-based and has five other state partners, including Indiana and Washington.
Nevada's sports wagering industry is expected to get a boost from two bills Gov. Brian Sandoval has signed into law. The first allows business entities to form for race and sports pool wagers, while the second lets Nevada sports books set betting lines and manage facilities elsewhere. "This is a victory that further promotes Nevada as the epicenter of sports wagering in North America," said Quinton Singleton, CG Technology's general counsel.
Nevada Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval signed anti-bullying legislation that would create an anti-bullying office in the state's Department of Education and provide resources to report incidents. "No students should be in pain," said Sandoval. "All students should have the opportunity to thrive and succeed." Nevada joins 17 other states and Washington, D.C., in enacting anti-bullying laws that include a provision protecting students based on gender identity and sexual orientation.
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval recently unveiled a February to March incentive program to increase participation in school breakfasts. Schools will be eligible to receive prizes for showing the most improved participation rates, compared with rates from October.
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, Washoe County Schools Superintendent Pedro Martinez and community volunteers went door to door over the weekend to encourage high-school seniors to focus on graduation. Of the district's 4,300 high-school seniors, only 2,500 are on track to graduate -- but 1,000 more could be ready with some additional support, officials said. "That's one of the things I want to tell them today, that we believe in them," Sandoval said.