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October 5, 2015

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A young couple kisses during the Las Vegas stop of the Vans Warped Tour Thursday, June 19, 2014.
A kiss isn’t always just a kiss
Oct. 4, 2015
A UNLV anthropologist is studying the culture of kissing, and finding that it’s not universal.
UNLV receives $3.8 million grant to study artificial muscles
Sept. 30, 2015
Soft robotics might be the next big thing in medicine. With the cutting-edge technology, researchers have created a glove to return a paralyzed hand to its full function and ...
Parents, students and community members are shown at a discussion of sex ed at a town hall with the Clark County School Board on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, at Las Vegas Academy.
In contentious hearing, parents press School Board to keep sex ed policy as is
Sept. 30, 2015
The School Board has been embroiled in a controversy over sex ed for a year. Supporters of the current sex ed opt-in laws say the policy protects parental rights. Advocates, many ...
Parents, students and community members are shown at a discussion of sex ed at a town hall with the Clark County School Board on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, at Las Vegas Academy.
Heated debate on what to teach in sex-ed courses at School Board meeting
Sept. 29, 2015
Up for debate is what educators should teach children about sex in the district’s health classes and whether they should be taught information about topics like sexual orientation, gender stereotypes and ...
Three Clark County schools named among nation’s best
Sept. 29, 2015
Three Clark County schools have been named among the best in the country by the U.S. Department of Education. The Clark County School District announced this morning that ...
Portable classrooms at the Sandy Valley school sit mostly idle after flood damage three years ago. The campus, pictured here Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, now features twice as many portable classrooms as permanent ones.
School facilities: Why some rural residents near Las Vegas are feeling cheated
Sept. 29, 2015
Longtime Sandy Valley resident Shana Hairston says improvements to the community's K-12 school campus are long overdue. "The school district has had a habit of thinking of us as the red-headed stepchild," she said. "Enough of that. It's time to ...
In this Friday, Sept. 18, 2015, photo, University of Connecticut sophomore Anyi Yang of Beijing, left, attends a meeting of the Chinese students and scholars association on campus in Storrs, Conn. A surge of students from China is leading U.S. universities to confront the challenges of integrating them more into American campus life.
U.S. colleges seek better integration for Chinese students
Sept. 28, 2015
he multitudes of Chinese students attending American universities are approaching college as less of a life experience and more as a transaction, educators worry, leading to measures to help them integrate ...
Las Vegas area schools’ 10-year plan adds 37 campuses
Sept. 25, 2015
School trustees in Las Vegas have adopted a $4.1 billion plan to build 37 new schools over the next 10 years. That'll push the number of campuses in the nation's fifth-largest school district over ...
Deborah Earl conducts a community meeting in Old Logandale School and Historical Society on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015, on sex education in Clark County School District schools.
No means no: Logandale parents galvanize opposition to comprehensive sex ed in CCSD
Sept. 24, 2015
In advance of a contentious meeting on the Clark County School District's sex education curriculum, parents in Logandale met to talk strategy. Their message: No sex ed without express permission from ...
Bubba Knight attends the grand opening night of The Jacksons in "Rocktellz & Cocktails" on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at Planet Hollywood.
Inspiration for education: Role models to visit Las Vegas’ West Prep
Sept. 24, 2015
Four prominent African-Americans are going back to school in Las Vegas this Friday with the aim of pushing local students to stay in school and finish ...
Teacher John O’Brien sits in his classroom Friday, Sept. 18, 2015, at Ruby Thomas Elementary School.
Most teachers opt against working at low-income Las Vegas schools. Not this one
Sept. 23, 2015
Teaching at Ruby Thomas Elementary School isn't easy. The facilities are anything but cutting-edge, and nearly 50 percent of the school's students are still learning English. But second-grade teacher John O'Brien says he's at Thomas to stay, because ...
In this Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015, photo, Laila Smith, a junior at Harvard University, stands at a gate leading to Harvard Yard in Cambridge, Mass. During the registration process, students at Harvard are now allowed to indicate which pronouns they use.
He? She? Ze? Universities add gender pronouns, alter policy
Sept. 18, 2015
During the registration process at Harvard University, students are now allowed to indicate which pronouns they use, with suggested gender-neutral options like "ze" or "they." Harvard isn't the first college to ...
UNLV President Len Jessup
UNLV president touts school’s $74.9 million in private donations
Sept. 17, 2015
In his first high-profile speech at UNLV since he took over as president in January, Len Jessup said today the university ...
Middle school locked down after nearby shooting
Sept. 15, 2015
A Las Vegas middle school was locked down today after a nearby shooting that apparently involved two vehicles, according to Clark County School District and Metro police. Harold J. Brinley Middle School ...
School suspension: Why new Nevada K-12 performance rankings are unchanged
Sept. 15, 2015
Today’s the day that Nevada education officials update performance rankings for schools across the state. You can view the new data live starting at 7 a.m., but don’t expect ...

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