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December 1, 2015

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Education cost-cutting panel will focus on buildings, staff
Dec. 1, 2015
A committee focused on tracking down waste and inefficiency in Nevada's K-12 education system will kick off its work by taking a look at building and maintenance costs. Members of the new Spending and Government Efficiency Commission, also known as the SAGE Commission, held ...
Randie Shipp of Moapa High School waits to comment in a "Law and Crime" forum during the 2015 Las Vegas Sun Youth Forum at the Las Vegas Convention Center Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015.
Las Vegas Sun Youth Forum participants list education as top issue
Dec. 1, 2015
Is the threat of bullying overblown by adults? Should transgender students be allowed to use the bathroom of their chosen gender? About a thousand Clark County high school students gathered recently at the Las Vegas Sun Youth Forum to discuss ...
Dr. Jay Fisher reviews patient notes Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015, in Children’s Hospital of Nevada at University Medical Center. Dr. Fisher directs the hospital’s pediatric emergency department.
‘The polio of our generation’: Mental health troubles often land kids in emergency rooms
Dec. 1, 2015
As Dr. Jay Fisher enters Patient Room 12, a 14-year-old boy with curly, brown hair smiles sheepishly from the bed. Dressed in a green hospital gown, he’s quiet — calm even. Gabe is a ninth-grader, big brother, budding chef, Tom Petty fan, avid science-fiction reader and Dungeon & Dragons player. More than five hours earlier ...
Fall break boosts school custodians’ fight against norovirus
Nov. 30, 2015
School custodians spent hundreds of hours disinfecting surfaces to stem a norovirus outbreak that eventually reached 19 schools.
The new Fertitta Athletic Training Center at Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas on Thursday, August 2, 2012.
How do CCSD schools’ sports facilities stack up with Gorman’s?
Nov. 28, 2015
Bishop Gorman High School already boasts a football stadium that is among the finest in the nation, and now is making plans to add a 38,000-square-foot aquatic center. So how do public high schools compare when it comes to ...
Mojave High School teacher Jacob Kepins leads an algebra class Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, at the school.
Nevada needs teachers, and it’s shelling out $5 million to get them
Nov. 27, 2015
Nathan Carter played football for four years at Las Vegas High, four years at UNLV and even one year on an independent-league indoor football team in Kansas before he realized he wanted to be a teacher. “I was a team captain, so it was part of my job to ...
Bus driver accused of sexually assaulting child mistakenly released from jail
Nov. 25, 2015
A substitute school bus driver accused of sexually assaulting a child was rearrested today after he was mistakenly released from jail on bond because of ...
School bus driver accused of sexually assaulting child
Nov. 24, 2015
A Clark County School District substitute bus driver was arrested Saturday on counts including sexual assault of a child ...
State lawyers question school choice program’s military perk
Nov. 24, 2015
State Treasurer Dan Schwartz is getting pushback from state lawyers over a rule he proposed to help military families and kindergartners more easily access Nevada's new education savings accounts. Schwartz drew high praise ...
Helen Melendez visits a plaque memorializing her daughter on Monday, Nov. 16, 2015, at Discovery Park. Her daughter, Claudia, killed herself five years ago and, since then, Melendez has pushed for more mental health awareness in the community, especially at schools.
On mental health, do Clark County schools make the grade?
Nov. 24, 2015
When Helen Melendez browses photos of her daughter, Claudia, two versions of her oldest child stare back. First, the happy-go-lucky Claudia: Her artistic, kind-hearted daughter ...
Graduate student Jonathan Butler, center, addresses a crowd Nov. 9, 2015, following the announcement that University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe would resign in Columbia, Mo. Butler staged a hunger protest to show his displeasure with Wolfe's handling of the concerns of black students.
Boycott’s birth: How Missouri race protests began
Nov. 23, 2015
On the day he met with black players for the University of Missouri's football team, graduate student Jonathan Butler hadn't eaten for six days. The players wanted to know why. Butler told them: The school's president, Tim Wolfe, had repeatedly ignored concerns of black students.
Students Joshua Veloz, left, and David Rodriguez work on their biology class note books at Houston Energy Institute High School on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, in Houston. In Texas, education officials are gearing up to prepare more young people for the oil patch, showing the state’s unshakeable commitment to the energy sector despite the employment uncertainties.
Despite oil bust, Texas prepares more students for oil jobs
Nov. 22, 2015
The oil industry is mired in its latest bust, with thousands of jobs evaporating like flares flaming out over natural gas wells. But in Texas, education officials are preparing more young people for the oil patch, showing the state's unshakeable commitment to the energy sector despite the employment uncertainties.
Nevada releases Common Core test results; all weren’t tested
Nov. 21, 2015
Nevada was confident enough in the partial student results from its Common Core-aligned state test that it released them this week, even though 7 of 10 students weren't tested because of computer glitches.
High school evacuated after mishap in chemistry lab
Nov. 20, 2015
Southwest Career and Technical Academy was evacuated this morning after a demonstration created fumes in a chemistry lab that ...
Former school counselor Ron Keller points out former student Shelley Berkley in an old class photograph, presented to the former Nevada congresswoman during 60th anniversary celebration of John C. Fremont Middle School on Thursday, November 19, 2015.
‘It’s just beautiful’: Celebration marks Fremont Middle School’s 60th year
Nov. 20, 2015
Dozens of people turned out for to celebrate as one of Las Vegas' oldest schools, Fremont Middle School, turned 60. "This school has a history of a lot of goodness ...

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