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August 30, 2016

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Students start their first full-day of kindergarten in Miss Pirrone's class at James B. McMillan Elementary School in Las Vegas on Aug. 29, 2016.
School starts in Clark County amid familiar struggles, new bright spots
Aug. 30, 2016
Students headed back to class this week may not notice anything different, but this school year is a big one for the fifth largest district in the nation. For starters, it’s the first time ...
Tilman Fertitta donates $20 million to University of Houston sports
Aug. 25, 2016
Businessman Tilman Fertitta has given $20 million to the University of Houston in what school officials say is the largest donation for Cougar sports. The school on Thursday announced the personal donation by Fertitta, who chairs ...
Mckenzie Rose moves into the Dayton Complex at UNLV on Aug. 24, 2016.  .
UNLV welcoming record number of freshmen to campus
Aug. 25, 2016
It’s another record-breaking year for UNLV freshmen. About 4,000 first-year students will start classes next week, the largest incoming class in the school’s history. It’s the fifth straight year ...
Nevada students' ACT scores drop as participation rises
Aug. 24, 2016
Last year was the first year every Nevada junior took the ACT college readiness test, and that could have been the reason the scores were so bad. At least, that’s the conclusion reached by the ACT, who released its analysis of ...
Eric Smith, top left, a second-year Teach for America corps member, observes a math class with co-teacher Travis Steinline, during a math class at O'Callaghan Middle School  Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015.
Help wanted: Teacher-shortage hot spots
Aug. 23, 2016
Teacher shortages became a major story in some states last school year, and they have continued to make headlines across the country this summer, with districts struggling to fill ...
Teen who fathered teacher's baby gets $6M
Aug. 22, 2016
A former student who fathered a child with his onetime teacher will receive a $6 million settlement from a California school …
An emergency worker directs a volunteer with simulated injuries May 25, 2016, during a training exercise for an active shooter at Hopewell Elementary School in West Chester, Ohio. Violent or disruptive threats are increasing nationwide, according to police, school employees, security consultants and others, blamed sometimes on local students and sometimes on outsiders seeking to cause disruptions or a big emergency response.
When schools are threatened, untold learning time is lost
Aug. 22, 2016
Violent or disruptive threats are increasing nationwide, according to police, school employees, security consultants and others, blamed sometimes on local students and sometimes on outsiders seeking to cause disruptions or a big emergency response
This images shows the newly renovated Historic Westside School on Thursday, Aug.11, 2016. After undergoing extensive renovations, the building is slated to reopen in late August.
Westside School renovation: Historic property’s makeover signals greater community 'comeback'
Aug. 21, 2016
On a recent morning, Las Vegas City Councilman Ricki Barlow stood on the Historic Westside School campus, gazing at what was once the cafeteria. He remembered the home-cooked rice, corn bread, black-eyed peas and fried chicken served to students, as he had attended a Head Start program at Las Vegas’ oldest schoolhouse ...
State calls late standardized test scores breach of contract
Aug. 18, 2016
For the second year Nevada is having issues with the online standardized tests taken by public school students and the state attorney general's office is calling ...
Clark County School District Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky shows off a pre-school classroom at Cambeiro Elementary School Monday, Aug. 26, 2013. The pre-school classes begin Sept. 3. The school is a "Zoom" school, one of 14 CCSD schools that will receive additional state money and resources to help students who don't speak English.
'It is time for change': Legislators approve plan to overhaul CCSD
Aug. 16, 2016
Lawmakers put their finishing touches on an ambitious plan to reorganize the Clark County School District today, wrapping up nearly a year’s worth of planning that, if it passes legal muster, stands to ...
Students walk southbound in the quad area during the first day of the fall semester at UNLV Monday, August 23, 2010.
Nevada among states with lowest student-loan debt in country
Aug. 12, 2016
The western United States has lower levels of student debt than the rest of the country, and Nevada is no exception. A report released Friday by LendEDU placed the Silver State 45th in the nation for ...
The CCSD Board of Trustees are shown during a meeting at the Las Vegas Academy on Tuesday, September 29, 2015.
Clark County School Board's credibility takes hit in wake of decision on district reorganization
Aug. 11, 2016
Under the reorganization plan being workshopped, the trustees elected to oversee the country’s fifth-largest school district will see their traditional role in determining its direction diminished in favor of ...
This photo provided by the family of Stella Parson shows Parson, the first black woman to graduate from college in the state of Nevada.
Memorial set for 1st black woman to earn a college degree in Nevada
Aug. 5, 2016
Nevada's two major universities are mourning the loss of the first black woman to earn a college degree in the state at a time when most of the nation was still segregated. A memorial service was scheduled for Friday evening in Las Vegas for Stella Mason Parson, who died July 29 due to ...
Clark County School Board members question reorganization plan
Aug. 3, 2016
Clark County School Board members cast doubt today on a legislative plan to reorganize the school district, saying legal concerns were keeping them from endorsing the plan. In a work session this morning ...
Poll: Wealthier people more likely to favor school voucher program
Aug. 2, 2016
Wealthier people favored Nevada’s controversial Education Savings Account Program more than those with lower incomes, according to a new poll by KTNV Channel 13 and Rasmussen Reports. Released today …

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