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July 1, 2016

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The Clark County School District offices are shown in Las Vegas in May 2009.
Officials hope to have CCSD overhaul plan finalized by end of summer
July 1, 2016
Lawmakers working to reorganize the Clark County School District could approve a final plan by the end of August. The current plan, which is being developed by ...
Students in a fourth-grade class quietly work on morning assignments in a tight environment arranged to accommodate 35 classmates, which exceeds the average of 30, at William V. Wright Elementary School, Friday, March 22, 2013.
'It's pretty appalling': Nevada struggles with teacher absenteeism, report finds
June 30, 2016
Nevada’s long-running battle against student truancy is well known, but should we also be concerned about teachers missing class? According to ...
Nevada State College exceeds initial fundraising goal
June 29, 2016
Nevada State College is about to conclude the first fundraising campaign in school history and it has raised nearly double its goal ...
Bo Bernhard, executive director of UNLV’s International Gaming Institute, stands on campus at the Stan Fulton Building. Bernhard is a professor of sociology and hotel management who specializes in gambling.
UNLV academic named to another gaming studies role at UNR
June 22, 2016
A top UNLV gambling academic has been named to a chair position at UNR in a move aimed at fostering greater collaboration between the historic collegiate rivals ...
Three more lewdness charges added for teacher’s assistant accused of touching 13-year-old
June 15, 2016
A Mack Middle School teacher's assistant accused of inappropriately touching a special-needs student is facing additional charges after a court appearance today ...
School Board President Linda Young, center, speaks during a Clark County School Board meeting at the Edward Greer Education Center on East Flamingo Road Wednesday, May 16, 2012.
School Board incumbents fare well in primary election
June 15, 2016
Despite facing well-funded opposition, incumbents up for re-election to the Clark County School Board came out of Tuesday’s primary in pretty good shape. Board President Linda Young and ...
Danny Tarkanian arrives to hugs and praise at his primary election watch party Tuesday, June 14, 2016, at Born and Raised in Las Vegas.
Live blog: Notes, news and analysis from Nevada’s primary election
June 14, 2016
Danny Tarkanian has beaten Michael Roberson in a hotly contested Republican primary for the southern Nevada House seat held by Rep. Joe Heck. The 3rd Congressional District race was one of the most heated in the primary cycle, with candidates trading negative ads that called each other ...
Teacher’s assistant accused of lewdness with child
June 14, 2016
A Mack Middle School teacher’s assistant has been accused of lewdness with a child, according to the Clark County School District. Fausto Barraza-Balcazar, 59, was arrested Monday and booked at the Clark County Detention Center on ...
Adam Johnson (right) with friend David Blodgett ready a few yard signs while on a canvas of a N. Las Vegas neighborhood on Thursday, June 9, 2016.  Johnson is with Teach for America and challenging an incumbent school board trustee in this year's elections with the union's backing.
In hotly contested school board race, teachers union backs surprising candidate
June 14, 2016
Races for the school board usually don’t attract much attention from anyone other than insiders, but this year is different.
Sydney Lin, left, Isha Shah, center, and Krishna Patel earned praise at the state and national levels for their Future City.
Southern Nevada students’ vision gains national attention
June 12, 2016
Three Hyde Park Middle School students took their vision all the way to Washington.
College campus in North Las Vegas adopting city’s name
June 9, 2016
CSN Cheyenne, just west of Nellis Air Force Base, is now CSN North Las Vegas. After months of back and forth, higher education officials voted today to change the name of the College of Southern Nevada campus in ...
One of Nevada's major proficiency exams turned into a nightmare in 2015, as technical problems allowed only a handful of students to complete it. This year is a different story.
Key Common Core test rebounds from last year’s technical disaster
June 9, 2016
Clark County School District officials are "smiling" in the wake of this year's mostly problem-free Smarter Balanced test.
Common Core testing completed after meltdown last year
June 3, 2016
Nevada education officials say students were able to take the state-mandated Common Core test after catastrophic failures hit ...
College of Southern Nevada aims to add North Las Vegas name
June 2, 2016
One of three College of Southern Nevada campuses is poised to add North Las Vegas to its name. City and school administrators said Thursday ...
High school teacher accused of sexual contact with student
June 2, 2016
A Desert Pines High School teacher has been accused of having inappropriate sexual contact with a female student, according to Clark County School District Police. He was arrested on Wednesday, according to ...

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