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Longtime lawmaker chosen to lead Nevada anti-bullying office
Aug. 28, 2015
An Arizona state senator will lead a new Nevada Department of Education office focusing on preventing bullying and cyberbullying, officials announced ...
ACLU launches lawsuit against Nevada school voucher law
Aug. 27, 2015
Nevada’s sweeping new school voucher program is facing a lawsuit from the American Civil Liberties Union, which claims it violates state laws prohibiting public money being used for ...
An August 2015 examination of the Clark County School District’s list of vacancies by school revealed that teacher shortages in the valley’s at-risk schools have continued to get worse while schools in wealthy neighborhoods have largely remained unscathed.
For kids at low-income schools, Las Vegas’ teacher shortage hits especially hard
Aug. 26, 2015
In her first year at John Park Elementary, Miriam Benitez found herself sounding less like a principal and more like a real estate agent. This summer she called more than ...
No improvement: ACT says college exam scores are stagnant
Aug. 26, 2015
U.S. high schools haven't shown much improvement in the past four years when it comes to preparing college-ready graduates, according to ...
Clark County school bus smacks tree branch
Aug. 24, 2015
No students were injured today when a Clark County School District bus hit a tree branch ...
Melvyn Perry Sprowson Jr. listens to Chief Deputy District Attorney Jacqueline Bloth make arguments during his habeus corpus hearing Wednesday, April 30, 2014, in Clark County District Court. Sprowson, then 45, was arrested in 2013 after police found a runaway high school girl in his apartment. The pair met via Craigslist and started a relationship that turned sexual, authorities said. Sprowson is contesting charges filed against him.
5 charged in 3 months: School District battles history of personnel violating students
Aug. 24, 2015
Over the past 10 years, more than 30 Clark County School District employees have been arrested for alleged sexual ...
This fall, UNLV will continue to expand its reach
Aug. 24, 2015
As we begin the fall semester today, I am emboldened by the hard work of the UNLV team this summer and am proud of our students, faculty and staff. We continue to make progress on ...
Teachers line up for MGM Resorts' annual Educator Appreciation Day on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015, at the Mirage. MGM Resorts employees distributed a ballroom full of donated items to Clark County School District teachers.
CCSD set to kick off school year lacking hundreds of teachers
Aug. 21, 2015
Monday is back to school for students, but for Clark County School District officials it’s back to grappling with a familiar problem: An unrelenting teacher shortage. More than 900 full-time classroom positions are still empty as of this week. And some schools are short ...
Dale Erquiaga, state superintendent of schools, on Sept. 30, 2014.
State schools superintendent will take job in Sandoval’s office
Aug. 20, 2015
Dale Erquiaga accepted a nomination by Gov. Brian Sandoval to become a chief strategy officer for the state, a news release said. His post will be filled in the interim by Steve Canavero ...
Mayor Carolyn Goodman reviews a city proclamation with Iron Yard Chief Marketing Officer Eric Dodds before presenting it at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Iron Yard’s Las Vegas coding academy Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015.
Officials mark launch of downtown Las Vegas coding school
Aug. 20, 2015
Hoping to capitalize on what it sees as high demand for developers in the Las Vegas Valley, the national coding academy Iron Yard officially unveiled its downtown Las Vegas campus with ...
UNLV President Len Jessup hands out pizza  during freshman dorm move-in day at Dayton Hall on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015.
UNLV welcomes record number of students to life on campus
Aug. 19, 2015
There’s no way UNLV President Len Jessup could have met every student moving into the university’s dorms this week, but he made a valiant effort, scurrying in and out of dorm rooms with gifts of soda and pizza. It’s a tradition for the UNLV president to ...
West Career and Technical Academy began its inaugural school year on Monday, Aug. 30, 2010.
Newsweek ranks 5 Clark County schools among nation’s best
Aug. 19, 2015
Five Clark County schools were named among the nation’s best in a recent Newsweek study. In a ranking of 500 schools, the College of Southern Nevada High School West placed ...
Gov. Brian Sandoval, center, laughs as he looks at a picture presented to him by students at Matt Kelly Elementary School during a bill signing ceremony Wednesday, June 3, 2015, in Las Vegas. The ceremony was for Senate Bill 432, which allocates millions of dollars for low-performing schools in the 20 poorest ZIP codes in Nevada.
Nevada has a new formula for success
Aug. 17, 2015
After decades of feeling shafted by education funding, critics of the Nevada Plan in Clark County will get what they believe is their school district's ...
Common Core standards are sorely needed in Nevada
Aug. 16, 2015
We all know Nevada students have historically underperformed compared with those in other states; they are way behind in reading and math scores. We know Nevada has one of the lowest high school graduation rates in the nation. We have heard that a high percentage of first-year students at Nevada’s universities ...
A few of the sign-wielding teacher supporters outside in between rain storms as the Clark County teacher's union attends the regular board meeting of the Clark County School District Board of Trustees on Thursday, August 13, 2015.
Back at it: Teachers air discontent over possible pay freezes
Aug. 13, 2015
Teachers again packed a Clark County School Board meeting Thursday in protest of an ongoing dispute over pay freezes. It’s the second time in two months that teachers, with union help, have ...

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