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October 26, 2016

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Anne Holton, left, wife of Democratic Vice Presidential candidate Tim Kaine, arrives for an Education roundtable discussion at Nevada State College in Henderson Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016.
Kaine's wife, Anne Holton, leads panel in education talk at Nevada State College
Oct. 25, 2016
Offering a more well-rounded public education for children, and a greater variety of technical and vocational-based study at community colleges will help the United States continue to lead the global economy ...
UNLV School of Medicine earns preliminary accreditation
Oct. 18, 2016
The upstart UNLV School of Medicine just cleared its biggest hurdle yet. The school was granted preliminary accreditation today by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, paving the way for the school to teach its ...
Officials discuss preparations for the upcoming presidential debate in a news conference on the main quad at UNLV, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016. The third and final debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will take place at Thomas & Mack Center on Oct. 19.
In hosting final presidential debate, UNLV makes a statement for the West
Oct. 14, 2016
When Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump take the stage at Thomas & Mack Center on Wednesday, more than a few college administrators will be breathing a sigh of relief. Since the university was ...
Nevada high school graduation rate continues to climb
Oct. 13, 2016
Nevada’s high school graduation rate is up slightly, according to data released today by the state Department of Education. The statewide, four-year graduation rate is 72 percent this year, up ...
UNLV getting $5 million to develop space exploration technology
Oct. 11, 2016
UNLV is set to receive up to $5 million to help develop space exploration technology, the university announced today. The deal between the university’s Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering and ...
An artist's illustration of a stadium on Russell Road and Las Vegas Boulevard was revealed during a Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee meeting at UNLV Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016.
Sandoval strips education funding from special session
Oct. 6, 2016
Gov. Brian Sandoval said today he is stripping a proposal to adjust the hotel tax to shore up an anticipated shortfall in public education funding from the upcoming special session of the Legislature. “After consulting with ...
Students Isabel Onisile, 11, and Octavia McKindra, 11, attend a rally at Sierra Nevada Academy Charter School at the National School Choice Week Capitol celebration Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, in Carson City.
In wake of ESA ruling, funding issue looms large
Oct. 5, 2016
The Nevada Supreme Court’s ruling last week to put the state’s controversial education savings account program on permanent hold made for some interesting political theater ...
In this July 29, 2016, file photo, protesters for and against a sweeping Nevada school choice program voice their opinions about the measure being argued before the Nevada Supreme Court in Las Vegas.
Nevada high court blocks funding for school choice program
Sept. 29, 2016
The Nevada Supreme Court has ruled that the state's voucher-style Education Savings Accounts program — seen as the broadest school choice initiative in the country — has an unconstitutional funding mechanism that ...
ITT Technical Institute student Scott Sunderlin holds his daughter Callie, 15 months, as his wife Lynnette looks on at their home in Henderson Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016. Sunderlin is considering his options after ITT abruptly closed all it's schools on Sept. 6.
'We all kind of got duped': Local ITT Tech students left with few options after school's closure
Sept. 27, 2016
Brandon Lang realized something was wrong when one of his professors at ITT Tech told him they had been paid a week early. Turns out, something was very wrong for the future of his college. Late last month, after years of investigations, the U.S. Department of Education forbade the ...
Nevada State College is growing fast and going places, president says
Sept. 22, 2016
Since NSC opened in 2002, it has gone from a fledgling school teaching 177 students in a former vitamin factory to a college of 3,500 undergraduates with a foundation that recently annihilated a $10 million fundraising goal by raising nearly twice that amount.
Elaine Wynn, ex-wife of billionaire Steve Wynn, filed suit to lift divorce-related restrictions on the sale of her stock in Wynn Resorts. Fellow board members voted against nominating her for another term.
Billionaire Elaine Wynn delights in minutiae of education reform
Sept. 22, 2016
Elaine Wynn is one of the wealthiest women in the United States, has no school-aged children, and could be doing just about anything. But, instead of simply writing checks behind the scenes, she serves as the president of the Nevada State Board of Education, where she delights in the jargon and tedium of slow-burning education reform. Her confidants include the likes of Warren Buffett, Maria Shriver and ...
Kindergarten teacher Christine Cordova sits among school supplies stacked against a wall in the garage of her home in Henderson Sunday, July 27, 2014. Cordova rented a 19-foot U-Haul to pack up her classroom supplies from her old school as she prepares to move into a new school in the fall.
CCSD teachers say they average $750 in out-of-pocket expenses annually for classroom
Sept. 16, 2016
Imagine a having a job in which it’s assumed that you will spend hundreds of dollars out of your own pocket annually for basic supplies and equipment ...
UNLV President Len Jessup offers his State of the University speech Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016.
New med school, football complex part of a changing UNLV, Jessup says in annual speech
Sept. 15, 2016
It's been a busy few months for the university and Jessup, about to come up on his second full year at UNLV. The school just received a $10 million gift from the Fertitta family to ...
A view of Walter Johnson Junior High School Monday Sept. 12, 2016. Classes at the school were cancelled Monday for a third day due to mercury contamination. Mercury was first found at the school on Wednesday.
Police following leads in how mercury got into middle school
Sept. 15, 2016
Officials say they have a few leads in their investigation into who brought at least a quarter-cup of mercury to a Las Vegas middle school. One student's home was found to be contaminated with the element, but ...
Parents and a student check on whether they can pick up personal belongings at Walter Johnson Junior High School Monday Sept. 12, 2016. Classes at the school were cancelled Monday for a third day due to mercury contamination.
Junior high school reopens after 1/4 cup of mercury is cleaned up
Sept. 13, 2016
A Las Vegas middle school is back in session nearly a week after a mercury discovery forced more than 1,000 students into a quarantine that ...

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