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Washoe School Board offers superintendent his job back
July 31, 2014
The Washoe County School Board is asking ousted Superintendent Pedro Martinez to return to his job. The board has agreed to ...
Teacher Amanda Ford, center, talks with Candy Smith, service director for the Teachers Health Trust, during a Clark County School District orientation session for new teachers at the Venetian on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013.
CCSD’s challenge: Fill 800 teaching positions in three weeks
July 31, 2014
With the start of the 2014-15 school year fast approaching, the Clark County School District faces a conundrum: how to fill 800 vacant teaching positions despite a shortage of ...
From left, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, first lady Kathleen Sandoval and Brig. Gen. William R. Burks attend a memorial ceremony for three Nevada National Guard members on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011 in Carson City.
Sandoval proud of wife after she lashed out at school board
July 30, 2014
Gov. Brian Sandoval said Wednesday he “fully supports” his wife, Kathleen, in her comments criticizing the Washoe County School Board over its firing of ...
Former program director pleads not guilty in theft of School District funds
July 28, 2014
A former department head with the Clark County School District pleaded not guilty today to 52 charges related to the theft of nearly $300,000 from her employer. Priscilla Rocha is accused of...
Washoe County school superintendent sues over ouster
July 25, 2014
Washoe County School Superintendent Pedro Martinez is suing the school district over his ouster, and a Reno newspaper is asking the Nevada attorney general to investigate whether ...
Katherine Lau, a biomedical engineering student from Rutgers University, Zachary Cook, a UNLV mechanical engineering student, and Kareem Trabia, an A-Tech High School senior, at UNLV on Thursday, July 17, 2014. The team is designing a "robohand" for 4-year-old Hailey Dawson using the school's 3D printer. Dawson was born with a birth defect that left her only with a thumb and pinky on her left hand.
Warm hearts meet high tech: UNLV team crafting new hand for Las Vegas girl
July 25, 2014
When the mother of a 4-year-old Las Vegas girl made a plea for engineers at UNLV to help build her daughter a prosthetic hand, they listened. The result is a wonder of modern technology, created with a 3-D printer and allowing the girl to ...
UNLV student Greysel Sousa poses outside the UNLV student union Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Sousa, a recipient of President Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), has started the Coalition for Advancement of Undocumented Student Education (CAUSE) to help other immigrant students, specifically undocumented students and those with DACA work permits.
Helping others: UNLV senior launches group for undocumented students
July 25, 2014
A year ago, Greysel Sousa wouldn’t have made her recent trip to explore the international relations doctorate programs of several East Coast colleges, including Johns Hopkins, Tufts and Princeton. Such a trip would have been...
Washoe schools superintendent says he was unfairly fired
July 23, 2014
The Washoe County School District has fired Superintendent Pedro Martinez with little explanation — and much to the surprise of Reno city officials who embraced his hiring two years ago. The district announced ...
Washoe County School Board relieves superintendent of duties
July 22, 2014
Pedro Martinez has been relieved of duty as superintendent of the Washoe County School District. Martinez, a former deputy superintendent with CCSD, has been …
Tania Reis and Vartan Zakhariants dance together at the Nevada Star Ball held at the Green Valley Ranch Hotel in August 2013. Zakhariants owns Las Vegas'  VZ Dance Studio and Reis is a teacher there.
Dance studio steps in to help local schools fill budget holes
July 22, 2014
When Nessa Apostol first started dancing, it was to escape the monotony that came with being a full-time college student, working two jobs and mending a newly broken heart.
Five, including former program director, indicted in case involving misuse of CCSD funds
July 18, 2014
Priscilla Rocha, director of the district's Adult English Language Acquisition program, is one of five people named in the indictment issued today by a county grand jury. Rocha faces charges that include burglary, theft …
State settles on ACT test for all high school juniors
State settles on ACT test for all high school juniors
July 10, 2014
While the exam is mandatory for all students, it will not affect whether a student will graduate. Instead, it gives high school juniors a free exam that is required to apply to many colleges
Lawsuit alleges Wynn Elementary staff bullied girl, 10, for being black
July 9, 2014
The complaint comes less than three months after a pair of families sued the district for allegedly failing to protect their children from chronic taunting by other students. One of the families said their son considered …
It’s time for state colleges to get some control
July 6, 2014
Community colleges should be innovating grass-roots programs to help their regions, but centralized governance can stifle that. In Nevada, it seems like that's exactly what's happening ...
Edward Bevilacqua, Director of the Larson Training Center, a community learning facility located downtown, Wednesday July 1, 2014.
Living his primary lesson: Teacher gets second chance after felony conviction
July 4, 2014
The greatest lesson Edward Bevilacqua has given his ex-felon students likely came when the instructor nearly lost his teaching job over his own criminal past. The lesson for Bevilacqua's students? Second chances …

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