Summer school | KUNR

Summer school

A hallway with lockers at a school. There are two students at the end f the hallway holding books.
Alexa Ard / KUNR Public Radio

Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Wednesday, Apr. 28, 2021.

The exterior of the Nevada State Legislative Building in Carson City.
Alexa Ard / KUNR

The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed almost every aspect of daily life. Nowhere might that be more apparent than in the classroom. Nearly half a million K-12 students in Nevada have endured months of learning remotely or through hybrid instruction showing up to school every other day. Experts predict that when students do return to school, they will have forgotten many of the things they've learned over the last year. That's why lawmakers are considering a number of bills meant to address those issues. To talk about that and more, KUNR's Morning Edition Host Noah Glick spoke with Political Reporter Paul Boger.

Two women look at paperwork while standing over a desk.
David Calvert / The Nevada Independent

One month down, three to go as lawmakers in Nevada move through the 81st regular session. So far, the start of the session has been slow, but a number of large, highly anticipated pieces of legislation are set to be introduced any day now, including the measure that would create innovation zones, which would let tech companies create their own governments in undeveloped areas. KUNR’s Paul Boger spoke with Morning Edition Host Noah Glick to break down the latest.