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April 18, 2015

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Senate OKs bill cracking down on teacher-student sex crimes
April 17, 2015
Nevada senators have passed a bill that would toughen penalties against teachers and other school workers who have sexual relationships with students. Senators unanimously approved SB192 on Friday. It now heads ...
CCSD's magnet programs allow K-12 students to take in-depth classes in such professional fields as engineering, hospitality and law.
A tale of two hearings: How bill to break up CCSD made comeback
April 17, 2015
An amendment submitted by Republican Assemblyman David Gardner last Friday would no longer make it optional for cities to form their own districts: It explicitly stipulates ...
Students work on a design project in the Rancho High School Academy of Aviation magnet program Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015.
State education department threatening legal action against Common Core test company
April 16, 2015
The company’s servers weren’t enough to handle students taking the state’s new Common Core test in Nevada, Montana and North Dakota this week. The outage started ...
Substitute teacher accused of sex act with student
April 16, 2015
A Clark County School District substitute teacher was arrested Wednesday after police were contacted about allegations of “inappropriate conduct” involving a juvenile , Metro Police said. Kelly Hoffman, 48, was arrested and ...
Technical glitch again delays statewide student testing
April 15, 2015
Standardized testing in Nevada has been postponed for at least another day because of ongoing technical problems. The Nevada Department of Education ...
FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly watches two kids play on computers in the newly formed Desert Pines Boys and Girls Club.
Cox works to narrow digital disparities among low-income students
April 15, 2015
Here’s a common scenario: A student is assigned a school project that requires them to go online for research. Here’s the problem: Many students in Las Vegas don’t have access to the Internet ...
Las Vegas land swap would pave way for spacious new library in underserved area
April 15, 2015
After years of waiting, an east Las Vegas neighborhood is finally getting a library branch to call its own as part of a complicated land swap being voted on by the City Council that will also open up ...
Computer glitch halts Common Core testing in Nevada
April 14, 2015
Nevada’s students haven’t been able to take computerized standardized tests since Tuesday morning because of technical problems. a spike in students taking the Smarter Balanced Assessment ...
Volunteers help paint murals at Long Elementary School as part of Principal Katie Decker's new vision, which is already making an impact, Thursday, April, 9, 2015. Some of the organizations on board are Caesars Entertainment, Garden Farms and United Way.
Bill would transform Nevada’s struggling schools into charters
April 14, 2015
Nevada education officials hope legislation modeled after a controversial approach in Louisiana will transform our own dramatically underperforming school system. Started in 2003 but expanded exponentially in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, it began as a last resort to ...
Gov. Brian Sandoval talks at a bill signing ceremony Monday, April 13, 2015, at the historic Fourth Ward School in Virginia City. Sandoval signed a bill that creates scholarships so lower-income families can afford private school tuition. Surrounded by state lawmakers, Sandoval chose the historic museum setting to promote his ambitious education agenda.
Sandoval signs bill creating private-school scholarships
April 13, 2015
Gov. Brian Sandoval signed into law an educational bill today that would allow qualified students of low- and middle-families scholarships of $7,755 to attend a private school of their choice ...
Kindergarten teacher Raeleen Martinez conducts an interactive story time with her students in their room at Martinez Elementary School on Tuesday, October 7, 2014. .
What happened to all the teachers?
April 13, 2015
Throughout Clark County School District, teachers are getting harder and harder to find and keep. Why? It’s a complex mix of local and national factors, many of which are beyond the district’s control ...
What students are learning in sex ed in Clark County schools
What students are learning in sex ed in Clark County schools
April 12, 2015
There comes a time when every school district must grapple with outrage about what it does or doesn’t teach students about sexuality and the human reproductive system. Some parents say schools should be ...
Long Elementary School Principal Katie Decker is new on campus but making a huge impact already on Thursday, April, 9, 2015. Helping her make the changes are volunteers from organizations as Caesars Entertainment, Garden Farms, United Way and Pierros amongst others.
Moonlighting principal ushers in dramatic changes at struggling school
April 9, 2015
When Walter Long Elementary School’s new principal Katie Decker arrived at the school a few weeks ago, the first thing she did was take a walk around the campus ...
Two more low-achieving schools to get turnaround help
April 7, 2015
Two more low-achieving elementary schools have been singled out for additional funding and help to raise student achievement through the Clark County School District’s turnaround program. Matt Kelly and H.P. Fitzgerald elementary schools, both ...
UNLV planning full scholarships for new medical school’s inaugural class
April 7, 2015
So far, she has commitments for $1.3 million, which is enough to fund 13 out of the 60 students planned for the school’s first class ...

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