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The Nevada Board of Education will hold a public hearing this month on a proposed regulation that would require parents who choose to teach their children at home to have a Nevada teaching certificate.

Nevada currently has a statutory provision that allows home education if parents can provide "equivalent instruction," according to Myrna Macdonald, deputy superintendent of public instruction. Local districts last summer asked the board for guidance in determining what constitutes equivalency.

The Nevada Association of Parents for Better Education, a group that opposes the board's proposal, would like to see the regulation changed to require that parents who teach their children at home have a high-school degree.--ab

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