Southern Nevada Microschooling Case Study by the Center for Reinventing Public Education
This Case Study of Year One of the Southern Nevada Urban Micro Academy published by the Center for Reinventing Public Education at Arizona State University.
In response to concerns about the children of first responders needing a safe, supervised place to learn in the midst of COVID-19 school closures, the City of North Las Vegas funded education nonprofit Nevada Action to set up a microschool. Students left the school district to learn at the microschool, which received from the city facilities, funding for personnel, support from city employees, and marketing support.
- This microschool shows how public-private partnership can create an innovative education option for students and families during a crisis and beyond.
- Learning models with a mix of whole-group instruction and self-directed programs with guided curriculum can create opportunities for personalized learning for students while supporting nontraditional educations.
- A municipal government was able to tap public funds to provide a new learning option for students legally designated as homeschoolers.
From the report