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November 27, 2015

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Bus driver accused of sexually assaulting child mistakenly released from jail
Nov. 25, 2015
A substitute school bus driver accused of sexually assaulting a child was rearrested today after he was mistakenly released from jail on bond because of ...
School bus driver accused of sexually assaulting child
Nov. 24, 2015
A Clark County School District substitute bus driver was arrested Saturday on counts including sexual assault of a child ...
State lawyers question school choice program’s military perk
Nov. 24, 2015
State Treasurer Dan Schwartz is getting pushback from state lawyers over a rule he proposed to help military families and kindergartners more easily access Nevada's new education savings accounts. Schwartz drew high praise ...
Helen Melendez visits a plaque memorializing her daughter on Monday, Nov. 16, 2015, at Discovery Park. Her daughter, Claudia, killed herself five years ago and, since then, Melendez has pushed for more mental health awareness in the community, especially at schools.
On mental health, do Clark County schools make the grade?
Nov. 24, 2015
When Helen Melendez browses photos of her daughter, Claudia, two versions of her oldest child stare back. First, the happy-go-lucky Claudia: Her artistic, kind-hearted daughter ...
Graduate student Jonathan Butler, center, addresses a crowd Nov. 9, 2015, following the announcement that University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe would resign in Columbia, Mo. Butler staged a hunger protest to show his displeasure with Wolfe's handling of the concerns of black students.
Boycott’s birth: How Missouri race protests began
Nov. 23, 2015
On the day he met with black players for the University of Missouri's football team, graduate student Jonathan Butler hadn't eaten for six days. The players wanted to know why. Butler told them: The school's president, Tim Wolfe, had repeatedly ignored concerns of black students.
Students Joshua Veloz, left, and David Rodriguez work on their biology class note books at Houston Energy Institute High School on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, in Houston. In Texas, education officials are gearing up to prepare more young people for the oil patch, showing the state’s unshakeable commitment to the energy sector despite the employment uncertainties.
Despite oil bust, Texas prepares more students for oil jobs
Nov. 22, 2015
The oil industry is mired in its latest bust, with thousands of jobs evaporating like flares flaming out over natural gas wells. But in Texas, education officials are preparing more young people for the oil patch, showing the state's unshakeable commitment to the energy sector despite the employment uncertainties.
Nevada releases Common Core test results; all weren’t tested
Nov. 21, 2015
Nevada was confident enough in the partial student results from its Common Core-aligned state test that it released them this week, even though 7 of 10 students weren't tested because of computer glitches.
High school evacuated after mishap in chemistry lab
Nov. 20, 2015
Southwest Career and Technical Academy was evacuated this morning after a demonstration created fumes in a chemistry lab that ...
Former school counselor Ron Keller points out former student Shelley Berkley in an old class photograph, presented to the former Nevada congresswoman during 60th anniversary celebration of John C. Fremont Middle School on Thursday, November 19, 2015.
‘It’s just beautiful’: Celebration marks Fremont Middle School’s 60th year
Nov. 20, 2015
Dozens of people turned out for to celebrate as one of Las Vegas' oldest schools, Fremont Middle School, turned 60. "This school has a history of a lot of goodness ...
Act of vengeance? CCSD trustee tells rural board it technically doesn’t exist
Nov. 19, 2015
Days after a Moapa Valley community education board presented a plan for greater autonomy from the Clark County School District, the board's members got a surprise ...
UNLV students staged an anti-racism rally on the UNLV campus, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015. Some of those taking part included Vice President of Student Affairs Juanita Fain, from left, Executive Vice President and Provost Nancy Rapoport, UNLV President Len Jessup, and student Ashley Smith.
UNLV students to Jessup: Hey Reb! mascot a symbol of racism
Nov. 17, 2015
The future of UNLV's mascot may be in question after an anti-racism rally Tuesday on campus. After fielding complaints from students that the mascot projected a racially insensitive image ...
Tuning out turmoil, groups try to build support for Nevada’s school choice program
Nov. 17, 2015
As lawyers duke it out over the constitutionality of Nevada’s landmark education savings account program and state officials iron out much-needed regulations, a major question facing ESAs has been ...
Colleen McKenna sits in her backyard with her son on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, in Summerlin.
How Nevada struggles to help children battling mental illness
Nov. 17, 2015
The first in a five-part series on children's mental health in Las Vegas that explores the frayed safety net in Nevada. This week, a mother battles with bureaucracy on behalf of her son. It's a struggle that has weighed on the family for years — has seen more than 30 medical professionals and received a mishmash of diagnoses. No matter what the doctors come up with, she worries ...
Ex-Missouri faculty voice support for protesters
Nov. 14, 2015
A group of minority former faculty members at the University of Missouri says racial problems must be addressed.
Three Bulkeley High School seniors - Andrea Aware, 17, from left, Grace Graham, 17, and Shawn Tull, 17, seen in an Oct. 22, 2015 photo, are eligible to get up to $20,000 in college scholarship money through the new Hartford Promise scholarship fund. They will be among the first students in the city to be Promise scholars, assuming they keep up their high attendance and good grades for the rest of their senior year.
State funding 134 fast-track teacher training scholarships
Nov. 14, 2015
Nevada education officials have awarded grants aimed at getting 134 students through fast-track teacher training programs in time for the next school year.

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