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December 8, 2016

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Superintendent: Proposal crosses boundary in dust-up over School District reorganization
Dec. 7, 2016
Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky and some Clark County School Board members squared off today over a proposal to hire an outside consultant as a liaison between the board and ...
A regular board meeting of the Clark County School District Board of Trustees brings out lengthy discussions on educational issues on Thursday, August 13, 2015.
Clash over CCSD reorganization fuels more drama on School Board
Dec. 7, 2016
A Clark County School Board member suddenly banned from visiting schools. A letter of concern quietly sent to state education officials. A mysterious plan for the board to hire ...
Clark County School District Trustee Kevin L. Child attends a rally at Von Tobel Middle School in Las Vegas on Oct. 26, 2016. The rally was to discuss the school's inclusion on a shortlist to be converted into a charter school.
School Board member banned from visiting schools without approval
Dec. 6, 2016
Clark County School Board member Kevin Child said he has contacted a lawyer after being banned by Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky from visiting schools and district offices without prior approval. In a memo circulated on Monday ...
Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt speaks on behalf of Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) speaks during a rally at the Durango Hills Community Center Monday Feb. 22, 2016.
Continued work on Nevada's school choice program draws a legal threat
Dec. 5, 2016
Lawyers on the side of parents who successfully sued to block the Nevada's education savings account law are promising further legal action if state officials continue to ...
Students break into discussion groups during the 60th annual Las Vegas Sun Youth Forum at the Las Vegas Convention Center Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016.
Sun Youth Forum gets young Las Vegans talking about Trump’s presidential victory
Dec. 5, 2016
Donald Trump’s victory was a key topic at 60th Annual Sun Youth Forum , which drew nearly 1,000 students from across the valley to the Las Vegas Convention Center for a day of discussions about ...
University of New Mexico student LuzHilda Campos, left, and Chicano studies professor Irene Vasquez, right, present a letter with hundreds of signatures to school president Bob Frank on Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, asking him to declare the campus a "sanctuary university," in Albuquerque, N.M. A group of professors at the largest university in the nation's most Hispanic state are asking for more protection of immigrant students following the election of Republican Donald Trump.
Universities exploring 'sanctuary' status for immigrants
Dec. 4, 2016
Universities and colleges in several states are considering labeling themselves "sanctuary campuses" amid fears from immigrant students and pressure from activists following the election of Donald Trump ...
Students break into discussion groups during the 60th annual Las Vegas Sun Youth Forum at the Las Vegas Convention Center Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016.
Candid dialogue with no interruptions marks 60th Sun Youth Forum
Dec. 3, 2016
In an era when teenagers and cellphones are seemingly inseparable — at least according to the narrative commonly propagated — a peculiar thing happened this week at the Las Vegas Convention Center ...
Two in car that crashed with school bus in critical condition
Dec. 2, 2016
The occupants in the bus were not injured ...
UNLV math instructor issues apology about immigration posts
Dec. 2, 2016
Part-time UNLV math instructor George Buch acknowledged with a statement to students in his classroom that he made the Facebook comments that drew criticism and generated a ...
Group urges Southern Nevada campuses to become sanctuary schools
Dec. 1, 2016
In a letter to Southern Nevada school officials, the Rogers Foundation is asking them declare their campuses sanctuaries for undocumented students, staff and their family members who may face ...
Nevada among states getting federal early learning grant
Nov. 30, 2016
Nevada is one of 18 states that federal officials say will get grants to develop early learning programs for preschool-age children from low- to moderate-income families. Education Secretary of John B. King Jr. announced Wednesday that Nevada has been ...
Gian Paule of Desert Oasis High School takes a group selfie during the 60th annual Las Vegas Sun Youth Forum at the Las Vegas Convention Center Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016.
60 years later, Sun Youth Forum still advancing the conversation on big issues
Nov. 30, 2016
Las Vegas Sun founder Hank Greenspun had a theory: Adults could learn a thing or two by listening to young people. With that concept in mind, Greenspun launched the Sun Youth Forum in 1956, bringing 96 students from five Las Vegas-area high schools to the Royal Nevada Hotel for a day of discussion on issues affecting the nation and world. The Sun Youth Forum continues to flourish on the same principles. Nearly 1,000 high school students from 52 schools participated in the 60th anniversary of the event on Tuesday at ...
This 2013 file photo shows an issue of The Rebel Yell, UNLV's student newspaper.
UNLV student newspaper no longer named The Rebel Yell
Nov. 28, 2016
The former name was a tongue-in-cheek reference to a Confederate battlecry, used by early UNLV students who made a sport of co-opting Confederate imagery as a metaphor for their desire to break away from ...
Seeking students, public colleges reduce out-of-state prices
Nov. 26, 2016
The idea is to reverse a 2,000-student enrollment dip by pricing a USM education below some public universities in nearby states, and attract enough high-schoolers from Houston, Dallas and San Antonio to raise overall revenue ...
Principal Joe Petrie speaks with a small group at Bonanza High School, Nov. 17, 2016. Bonanza is in the process of conducting an election for its School Organization Team, a parent-teacher council that will have a major say in the day-to-day running of the school.
Parents, teachers and staff forming school committees under district reorganization
Nov. 22, 2016
Schools are kicking into overdrive preparing for the rollout of the much-discussed reorganization of the Clark County School District. Though the reorganization won’t be ...

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