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February 13, 2016

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Attorneys Robert Eglet, left, and Aaron Ford address the media on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, to discuss a class-action complaint against the Clark County School District and a former music teacher convicted last year on charges of molesting at least one student.
Lawsuit against CCSD, convicted teacher aims to protect future victims
Feb. 11, 2016
The Clark County School District and a former music teacher convicted on charges of molesting at least one student were sued in federal court last week ...
Sarah Spangler practices with the Western High School varsity quiz team Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, at the school. The team won the district championships in January and plans to travel to Dallas for the national championships in May.
‘Treated like kings’: Why they love their quiz team at Western High
Feb. 11, 2016
For about an hour after school, Western High School quiz team coach Matt Albert transforms his classroom into the academic version of a high school football field. But instead of cleats and helmets, the equipment is a buzzer system strung along ordinary school desks and ...
Steven G. Schorr speaks with fifth-grader Gabriel Wallace during a lunch break at Steven G. Schorr Elementary School on Feb. 10, 2016. In January, Gabriel saved his friend Kyle Sucaldito from choking on his lunch.
Boy hero, 11, recognized for saving choking classmate
Feb. 10, 2016
Kyle Sucaldito, an 11-year-old student at Schorr Elementary, was eating lunch at the school cafeteria when he suddenly stood up and grabbed his throat. At first, classmate Gabriel Wallace thought the boy was kidding …
An August 2015 examination of the Clark County School District’s list of vacancies by school revealed that teacher shortages in the valley’s at-risk schools have continued to get worse while schools in wealthy neighborhoods have largely remained unscathed.
CCSD officials: Emergency measure could reduce teacher shortage by hundreds
Feb. 10, 2016
School District officials aren’t wasting any time getting back in touch with hundreds of teachers previously turned away because of the state’s strict teacher licensing rules. The district is ...
UNLV gets $250K grant to improve business-development efforts
Feb. 9, 2016
UNLV received a $250,000 grant to bolster its business-development efforts over the next three years.
Steve Canavero named Nevada superintendent of public instruction
Feb. 9, 2016
Steve Canavero, who has been interim state superintendent of public instruction since September, has been named to the permanent position. Gov. Brian Sandoval said today ...
Mojave High School teacher Jacob Kepins leads an algebra class Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, at the school.
Nevada declares teacher shortage emergency to boost out-of-state hiring
Feb. 5, 2016
Nevada is declaring its teacher shortage as an emergency, a move that allows vacancy-filled schools to hire teachers from out of state who aren't yet licensed locally. Gov. Brian Sandoval ...
North Texas fans hold up a sign referring to UNLV president Neal Smatresk leaving for the same position at North Texas during the Heart of Dallas Bowl Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014 at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas. North Texas won 36-14.
Ex-UNLV president leads Texas university to Tier-1 status
Feb. 4, 2016
UNLV is still not on the coveted list of top research institutions commonly known as Tier-1 by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education ...
Jessica Flynn shows her fifth-graders the gift basket she won for being one of CCSD’s New Educators of the Year on Wednesday, May 6, 2015.
CCSD’s future: Talks turn to splitting administration, not the district itself
Feb. 4, 2016
Goodbye, deconsolidation. Hello, decentralization. After four months of daylong meetings, hours of public comment and hundreds of pages of reports, decentralization is a word that’s popping up more and more in the debate over what to do with the Clark County School District. Legislators and community leaders ...
Two Henderson schools locked down after receiving threats
Feb. 3, 2016
Two Henderson elementary schools were locked down this afternoon after receiving threats, according to Clark County School District Police. Police responded about 1 p.m. to the ...
Carlos Morales, director of the Clark County School District Food Service Department, holds a meal at the CCSD Food Service facility Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, near Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
It’s only nutrition if kids eat it: CCSD takes new approach to school lunches
Feb. 3, 2016
Clark County School District dietitians Christina Saheb and Lory Hayon thought they had hit a home run with the debut of shepherd’s pie in school lunches this year. And then the reviews came in — not from food preparers or school staff, but the kids themselves. The dish was a little bland, they said. The mashed potatoes didn’t have a lot of flavor. “It was ideal from the ...
An instructor explains the operation of a drone to students at a school run by TT Aviation Technology on Oct. 17, 2015, in Beijing. TT Aviation Technology Co. — and their instructors — are part of a cottage industry sprouting up in China, where drones are being deployed in rising numbers and touted as a game-changer in agriculture, logistics, film production and law enforcement.
Drone schools spread in China to field pilots for new sector
Jan. 31, 2016
Joysticks at their fingertips, the mostly male students packing the classroom lift their virtual helicopters into the air, part of a new cottage industry that's sprung up in China: drone pilot schools ...
Obama wants $4B to help students learn computer science
Jan. 30, 2016
President Barack Obama said Saturday he'll ask Congress for billions of dollars to help students learn computer science skills and prepare for jobs in a changing economy ...
UNLV President Len Jessup speaks at an event to mark the opening of three university offices at the witch Innevation Center on Friday, Jan. 29, 2016.
UNLV opening offices at Switch Innevation Center
Jan. 29, 2016
State lawmakers and top university officials attended the opening today of three UNLV offices at data company Switch’s Innevation Center. The center will house portions of UNLV’s economic development office ...
College student and entrepreneur Shaan Patel of Las Vegas delivers a pitch on an episode of "Shark Tank," which airs Friday, Jan. 29, 2016 on ABC.
From Sky Ranch Motel to ‘Shark Tank’: A perfect Las Vegas success story
Jan. 29, 2016
Growing up in a motel along a gritty stretch of Fremont Street, Shaan Patel learned lessons about some of the darker sides of life. But his parents stressed education, and now Patel is a college student and entrepreneur who'll receive national TV exposure when ...

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