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May 4, 2016

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Hannah Jane Romero, center, talks with guests as they tour the Southwest Career and Technical Academy Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015. Hailey Sassone is at right. The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) is sending business leaders on a tour of CCSD's magnet and technical academies in order to show local industry how the district is making strides in addressing southern Nevada's workforce needs.
Heck presses for funding to boost career, technical education in Nevada
May 4, 2016
Career and technical schools are among the highest-performing public schools in Nevada, but is the Silver State getting shortchanged when it comes to federal funding for them?
In this Aug. 29, 2010, file photo, a security camera hangs on the side of the Skyline School in Portland, Ore. The latest government snapshot of school crime paints a picture of safer schools with declines in violent crime, bullying and harassment because of sexual orientation.
Government report: Crime dropped overall in nation’s schools
May 4, 2016
The latest government snapshot of school crime paints a picture of safer schools with declines in violent crime, bullying and harassment because of sexual orientation ...
Time for lawmakers to look over NSHE’s shoulder
May 1, 2016
At some point over the past dozen years, the regents who were elected to oversee Nevada’s public colleges and universities began falling …
CCSD teacher arrested on charges of sex acts with student
April 29, 2016
A 37-year-old Clark County middle school teacher accused of having sex with a student has been arrested. Nicole Wilfinger was arrested Friday and booked into ...
Portable classrooms are shown at Southwest Behavior High School, 6480 Fairbanks Road, Wednesday, April 27, 2016.
CCSD votes to shutter 3 behavioral schools
April 28, 2016
Three Las Vegas behavioral schools will close, saving the Clark County School District around $2.5 million for use in other schools ...
A view of an outdoor eating area at Southwest Behavior High School, 6480 Fairbanks Rd., Wednesday, April 27, 2016.
CCSD considering closure of three behavioral schools
April 28, 2016
A decline in the number of students sent to behavioral schools in Las Vegas could free up around $2.5 million for other schools in the Clark County School District. The district is ...
In this Nov. 9, 2015, file photo, Yale University students and faculty rally to demand that Yale University become more inclusive to all students on Cross Campus in New Haven, Conn. At schools including Michigan and Yale, students say the protests that led to the resignation of Missouri President Tim Wolfe are emboldening them to take a harder line.
Yale to keep name of college honoring supporter of slavery
April 28, 2016
Yale University said Wednesday it has decided to keep the name of a residential college named for 19th-century alumnus and ardent supporter of slavery John C. Calhoun but will eliminate ...
Police: Stolen vehicle incident prompts school lockdown
April 26, 2016
Cheyenne High School in North Las Vegas was briefly locked down this morning after three people in a stolen vehicle bailed out and ran toward ...
Lawmakers seek more oversight of Nevada System of Higher Education
April 25, 2016
Two Democratic state legislators are hoping to make higher education a focal point of next spring’s legislative session. Assemblyman Elliot Anderson and Sen. Joyce Woodhouse announced ...
Attorney general prods judge to hurry on school choice case
April 22, 2016
State officials want a Las Vegas judge to speed up his decision on Nevada's sweeping new school choice program. Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt's office filed ...
UNLV student named Truman Scholar
April 21, 2016
A UNLV junior is one of only 54 students nationwide this year to earn the prestigious title of Truman Scholar, the university announced today. Administrators broke the news this week to Hannah Kelly, who ...
Clark commissioners high on center to help troubled children, families
April 19, 2016
A one-stop shop where troubled children and their families can receive resources and service referrals could be open as soon …
Wallin Elementary School on November 18, 2015.
Henderson elementary school offers glimpse of CCSD’s future
April 18, 2016
Crowded classrooms, a shortage of available land and concerns about safety have transformed public schools — and the way architects design them. Wallin Elementary in Henderson, one of ...
Four students detained after report of person with gun near school
April 15, 2016
Clark High School was locked down for several hours today as officers investigated a report of a person with a gun near the school, according to Metro Police. Four students were detained, but ...
A reading tutor works with English-language learner students at a Zoom Reading Center on Wednesday, October 23, 2013, at Lunt Elementary School.
New plan to teach English-language learners approved for School District
April 14, 2016
The Clark County School District has committed to an ambitious new plan it promises will improve the quality of teaching for the roughly 70,000 students who struggle to learn English. School board members voted ...

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