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September 4, 2015

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Students moved after air conditioning goes out at school
Sept. 3, 2015
Students at a southeast valley junior high school were bused to a nearby high school after the air conditioning went out at their school today, according to the Clark County School District. Air conditioning at Cannon Junior High School, 5850 Euclid St., went out earlier today, and ...
Eric Smith, a second-year Teach for America corps member, smiles during math class Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, at O'Callaghan Middle School in Las Vegas.
From well-paid accountant to teacher in at-risk school: Meet Las Vegas’ Mr. Smith
Sept. 3, 2015
A year and a half ago, Eric Smith was an accountant in Chicago. Today, he's a math teacher at an at-risk school — Mike O'Callaghan Middle School — where he's had to adapt to realities of life in a ...
School District says student can start anti-abortion club
Sept. 2, 2015
A Las Vegas area high school student will be allowed to start an anti-abortion club on campus after filing a lawsuit against the school district. The Thomas More Society, which is representing ...
Researchers will tinker with this Local Motors test vehicle in UNLV’s Drones and Autonomous Systems Lab.
UNLV to work with car company on 3D-printing technology
Sept. 1, 2015
Local Motors, an Arizona-based company known for creating the first 3D-printed car, is partnering with UNLV to develop technology for ...
Hysterical woman shows up at school, prompts lockdown
Sept. 1, 2015
A high school was temporarily locked down today after a hysterical woman, apparently the victim of a crime and possibly carrying a hammer, showed up at the building, according to Clark County School District and Metro police. Metro Police received ...
Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton arrives for a town-hall meeting at the Pearson Community Center in North Las Vegas Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015.
Experts: Clinton’s college plan could be a boon for Nevada
Sept. 1, 2015
Hillary Rodham Clinton's plan for lowering the cost of higher education and reducing student loan debt could be a boon for Nevada students and institutions, but whether the state would ...
Communities in Schools site coordinator Kalah Washington cheers students as they make their way to lunch Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at Bridger Middle School.
Diane Fearon of Communities in Schools: Education never takes a vacation
Aug. 31, 2015
In Nevada, 94 students drop out of school every day during the school year. Those dropout moments can happen at any grade level and for a variety of reasons — constant hunger, loss of hope or need to help support family financially.
Nevada System of Higher Education Chancellor Dan Klaich responds to a question at the Las Vegas Sun offices on Thursday, May 1, 2014.
Investigator: Nevada chancellor didn’t break ethical rules
Aug. 31, 2015
A consultant hired to investigate the head of Nevada's higher education system says the chancellor didn't violate any ethical standards in handling a report about ...
Gaming industry can lead the way in gender equality
Aug. 30, 2015
As a woman who’s been involved in government and corporate America for decades, I’ve been speaking and writing about the role of women ...
Longtime lawmaker chosen to lead Nevada anti-bullying office
Aug. 28, 2015
An Arizona state senator will lead a new Nevada Department of Education office focusing on preventing bullying and cyberbullying, officials announced ...
ACLU launches lawsuit against Nevada school voucher law
Aug. 27, 2015
Nevada’s sweeping new school voucher program is facing a lawsuit from the American Civil Liberties Union, which claims it violates state laws prohibiting public money being used for ...
An August 2015 examination of the Clark County School District’s list of vacancies by school revealed that teacher shortages in the valley’s at-risk schools have continued to get worse while schools in wealthy neighborhoods have largely remained unscathed.
For kids at low-income schools, Las Vegas’ teacher shortage hits especially hard
Aug. 26, 2015
In her first year at John Park Elementary, Miriam Benitez found herself sounding less like a principal and more like a real estate agent. This summer she called more than ...
No improvement: ACT says college exam scores are stagnant
Aug. 26, 2015
U.S. high schools haven't shown much improvement in the past four years when it comes to preparing college-ready graduates, according to ...
Clark County school bus smacks tree branch
Aug. 24, 2015
No students were injured today when a Clark County School District bus hit a tree branch ...
Melvyn Perry Sprowson Jr. listens to Chief Deputy District Attorney Jacqueline Bloth make arguments during his habeus corpus hearing Wednesday, April 30, 2014, in Clark County District Court. Sprowson, then 45, was arrested in 2013 after police found a runaway high school girl in his apartment. The pair met via Craigslist and started a relationship that turned sexual, authorities said. Sprowson is contesting charges filed against him.
5 charged in 3 months: School District battles history of personnel violating students
Aug. 24, 2015
Over the past 10 years, more than 30 Clark County School District employees have been arrested for alleged sexual ...

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