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March 1, 2015

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A recent Daily Show segment featured local members of the Nevada Teen Health and Safety Coalition.
Local teens engage in the sex-ed debate on ‘The Daily Show’
Feb. 25, 2015
“Kids today have so many cute questions. Why do the doggies have tails? Why does the moon follow us? What’s a rusty trombone?”
Bill would make physical education mandatory in Nevada
Feb. 24, 2015
Physical education could be mandatory for students in kindergarten through 11th grade if a bill passes the Nevada Legislature. Members of the Senate Education Committee are meeting Tuesday to review SB178, which would close some loopholes that ...
Education officials lobby for $27 million for UNLV medical school
Feb. 24, 2015
The top brass of UNLV and the Nevada System of Higher Education lobbied lawmakers today for $27 million in upfront funding for a medical school in ...
After years of sitting dormant, UNLV's Harry Reid Research & Technology Park is finally breaking ground on two construction sites on Thursday, February, 19, 2015.
Signs of life emerge at UNLV’s long-dormant technology park
Feb. 20, 2015
Today, with two tenants signed on for long-term leases and finally beginning construction, university officials are hoping to kickstart their vision of a research nexus that would connect the university’s brightest with eager high-tech ...
From left, Assemblywomen Olivia Diaz, Lucy Flores and Assembly Speaker Marilyn Fitzpatrick talk before the start of an Assembly session during the third day of the 2013 legislative session Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013 in Carson City.
Bill aims to alleviate teacher shortage, help more immigrants get school jobs
Feb. 20, 2015
A bill that would make it easier for some immigrants to teach in Nevada's classrooms is gaining momentum in the Legislature because it would help alleviate ...
Clark County Schools Deputy Superintendent Pedro Martinez commends principals and teachers for the School District's improved graduation rate on Monday, June 4, 2012. The Clark County School District announced on Monday that its graduation rate improved to 65 percent, from 59 percent last year.
Former CCSD official Pedro Martinez is finalist for Boston school superintendent
Feb. 19, 2015
Former Washoe County school superintendent Pedro Martinez is one of four finalists for the job of superintendent of Boston Public Schools ...
Props! CCSD gets national recognition for Advanced Placement progress
Props! CCSD gets national recognition for Advanced Placement progress
Feb. 18, 2015
The school district was named a College Board Advanced Placement district of the year.
Gov. Brian Sandoval talks with kindergarten teacher Marilou Zamora while touring Manuel Cortez Elementary School in Las Vegas on Friday, Sept. 13, 2013.
Think tanks: Here’s what really needs to get done to improve education in Nevada
Feb. 18, 2015
If state legislators could pick only a few programs to pass this legislative session to improve education, what should they choose? When Gov. Brian Sandoval took to the Legislature in January to give his State of the State address, he had a long list of education initiatives he wanted to see lawmakers support. But according to ...
Maureen Cotton teaches her fourth-grade class at Rex Bell Elementary School on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Senate bill could mean new Clark County schools
Feb. 17, 2015
While the Senate legislation was largely overshadowed by a partisan debate about prevailing wages for the contractors and construction workers building those schools, the development is nothing but good news for education officials ...
CCSD students to ‘The Daily Show’: We want better sex ed
Feb. 13, 2015
On Wednesday, students finally got the chance in weigh-in: A group of CCSD and UNLV students aired their grievances about the current CCSD sex ed standards in ...
Students pick out books during Mac King's Magical Literacy Tour: Nevada Reading Week 2014 at Vegas Verdes Elementary School Tuesday, March 4, 2014.
CCSD names five new ‘turnaround’ schools
Feb. 10, 2015
Schools deemed in need of a “turnaround” typically receive an injection of cash and more leeway from the district in terms of hiring. In return, the schools are required to follow a district plan to improve.
Educators object to bill allowing guns in cars at schools
Feb. 4, 2015
Gun advocates clashed with educators Wednesday over a bill to allow weapons secured in vehicles on school campuses. The Assembly Judiciary Committee oversaw ...
Teddi Tarnoff, regional director, in a rehearsal room at School of Rock Green Valley, at Valle Verde Drive and I-215, in Henderson on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015. The Henderson school opened in mid-December. A Summerlin location has been open for three years.
New school in Green Valley lets your kids rock
Feb. 4, 2015
If your kids have watched the movie “School of Rock,” they’ve probably daydreamed about being a rock star lighting up the stage or having a teacher who fearlessly leads the class through music and key scales instead of algebra and geography.
Custodian accused of hiding camera in school bathroom
Feb. 3, 2015
A part-time custodian has been accused of hiding a camera in a staff bathroom at a Summerlin elementary school, authorities said. Gary Wayne Higbee, who had worked at Givens Elementary School since ...
Summerlin elementary school employee out of job after ‘inappropriate behavior’
Feb. 2, 2015
A Clark County School District employee is no longer working at a Summerlin elementary school after officials found the employee acted inappropriately to ...

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