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July 26, 2016

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School Board member Kevin Child attends a meeting at 2832 E. Flamingo Road in Las Vegas, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015.
School Board official's Facebook post prompts calls for him to resign
July 21, 2016
A handful of community members called on Clark County trustee Kevin Child to resign tonight, a week after the School Board member made controversial comments on ...
Opting out of Common Core testing slightly up statewide, despite drop in Clark County
Opting out of Common Core testing slightly up statewide, despite drop in Clark County
July 15, 2016
Even in the wake of an embarrassing technical snafu with the state’s main Common Core assessment last year, few Nevadans seem to be opting out of the test. In Clark County he largest district in the state and fifth largest in the country, only 56 students opted out of the Smarter Balanced Assessment this year, according to ...
Fruitful recruiting: CCSD makes strides in addressing teacher shortage
July 13, 2016
Could this be the year when Clark County schools start to turn around the teacher shortage? It’s looking increasingly possible. As of this week, the district is still needing ...
Nevada juniors' ACT scores remain flat, low for second year
July 11, 2016
Only 10 percent of Nevada's high school juniors are considered college-ready in four core subjects based on their ACT test scores. The Nevada Department of Education reported ...
Reshaping the school district will empower educators
July 11, 2016
The Legislature is mulling a fresh plan for empowerment schools, and it’s a doozy.
The UNLV medical school's first class would graduate in the year 2021 is things go according to plan. Above, UNLV nursing school students run through a simulation with a medical mannequin at the Clinical Simulation Center at Shadow Lane campus in Las Vegas.
With pending arrival of UNLV med school, college system ends health workforce program
July 9, 2016
The Nevada System of Higher Education has ended a 10-year-old program that sought to develop Nevada's health care workforce and encourage research ...
Report: Rise in poverty threatens to further weaken Nevada education system
July 7, 2016
Nevada suffers no shortage of programs concocted by lawmakers to improve education, but will any of them make a difference?
The Clark County School District offices are shown in Las Vegas in May 2009.
Officials hope to have CCSD overhaul plan finalized by end of summer
July 1, 2016
Lawmakers working to reorganize the Clark County School District could approve a final plan by the end of August. The current plan, which is being developed by ...
Students in a fourth-grade class quietly work on morning assignments in a tight environment arranged to accommodate 35 classmates, which exceeds the average of 30, at William V. Wright Elementary School, Friday, March 22, 2013.
'It's pretty appalling': Nevada struggles with teacher absenteeism, report finds
June 30, 2016
Nevada’s long-running battle against student truancy is well known, but should we also be concerned about teachers missing class? According to ...
Nevada State College exceeds initial fundraising goal
June 29, 2016
Nevada State College is about to conclude the first fundraising campaign in school history and it has raised nearly double its goal ...
Bo Bernhard, executive director of UNLV’s International Gaming Institute, stands on campus at the Stan Fulton Building. Bernhard is a professor of sociology and hotel management who specializes in gambling.
UNLV academic named to another gaming studies role at UNR
June 22, 2016
A top UNLV gambling academic has been named to a chair position at UNR in a move aimed at fostering greater collaboration between the historic collegiate rivals ...
Three more lewdness charges added for teacher’s assistant accused of touching 13-year-old
June 15, 2016
A Mack Middle School teacher's assistant accused of inappropriately touching a special-needs student is facing additional charges after a court appearance today ...
School Board President Linda Young, center, speaks during a Clark County School Board meeting at the Edward Greer Education Center on East Flamingo Road Wednesday, May 16, 2012.
School Board incumbents fare well in primary election
June 15, 2016
Despite facing well-funded opposition, incumbents up for re-election to the Clark County School Board came out of Tuesday’s primary in pretty good shape. Board President Linda Young and ...
Danny Tarkanian arrives to hugs and praise at his primary election watch party Tuesday, June 14, 2016, at Born and Raised in Las Vegas.
Live blog: Notes, news and analysis from Nevada’s primary election
June 14, 2016
Danny Tarkanian has beaten Michael Roberson in a hotly contested Republican primary for the southern Nevada House seat held by Rep. Joe Heck. The 3rd Congressional District race was one of the most heated in the primary cycle, with candidates trading negative ads that called each other ...
Teacher’s assistant accused of lewdness with child
June 14, 2016
A Mack Middle School teacher’s assistant has been accused of lewdness with a child, according to the Clark County School District. Fausto Barraza-Balcazar, 59, was arrested Monday and booked at the Clark County Detention Center on ...

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