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May 29, 2015

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Bonanza High School teacher Sarah Cuellar is embraced after being given a new car, Friday, May 8, 2015.
‘She has a big heart’: Beloved Bonanza teacher surprised with new car
May 8, 2015
The last handful of years has been hard on Sarah Cuellar and her family. Money was already an issue before her son Brock, 16, was diagnosed with bone cancer in 2011. Then as medical bills piled up, the 19-year veteran math teacher at Bonanza High School and her husband ...
How Clark County is coping with a string of teen suicides
May 8, 2015
From January through April, a 14-year-old, a 15-year-old and two 17-year-olds committed suicide in Southern Nevada, according to the Clark County Coroner’s Office. Dr. Jay Fisher, medical director of pediatric emergency services at University Medical Center, said there has been a steady, slow increase in adolescent suicides and suicide attempts over the past 50 years that doesn’t seem to be waning. A 12-year-old was hospitalized earlier this month after attempting suicide, Fisher said.
Jennifer Bateau, left, shows the Recoil to graduate student Shelby Nelson during the Fred and Harriet Cox Senior Design Competition at UNLV Thursday, May 7, 2015. The Recoil allows smartphone owners use the cable that comes with the phone and turn it into a retractable cable.
Robotic security guards and giant water slides: UNLV engineering students show off inventions
May 8, 2015
A table that lifts itself up at the push of a button, a handheld device that protects fragile phone chargers, a drone that detects pollution, a gigantic 2,500 foot water slide and a robot that automatically detects intruders ...
UNLV less than $1 million away from full scholarships for first med school class
May 7, 2015
A campaign to gather donations for the inaugural class of the UNLV School of Medicine raised $5.2 million in less than a month. The school said Thursday it is only ...
Jessica Flynn shows her fifth-graders the gift basket she won for being one of CCSD's "New Educators of the Year," Wednesday, May 6, 2015.
‘I fell in love with the place’: CCSD honors top new teachers for appreciation week
May 6, 2015
She pushes us hard to do our work and do better things,” said one student ...
Student found dead at Coronado High School
May 4, 2015
Police were called about 2:30 p.m. to the school, located at 1001 Coronado Center Drive, near Seven Hills Drive and Sunridge Heights Parkway, to investigate a report of a female passed out near a field ...
Guest column: Ethics education has a place, even in Sin City
May 3, 2015
Business ethics simply is the application of ethics to business situations. When most people think of Las Vegas, they think of hospitality, or more specifically, gaming. Those who work in the hospitality industry interact constantly with other people. Therefore, the study of values in dealing with others, and the ways these values affect behavior, is very much relevant ...
There’s no reason we can’t have better schools and health care
May 3, 2015
The kinds of fixes needed in Nevada for education and health care are beyond the reach of any individual. Unfortunately, our elected officials in the past chose not to step up and raise revenue. That is why we are grateful Gov. Brian Sandoval in January had the courage to present an ambitious proposal to generate an additional $880 million for education. He since has given assurances that another $22 million would be allocated to the UNLV medical school so the school could open in 2017 with its first 60 students ...
Children leave Reed Elementary School on the last day of school Wednesday, June 4, 2014.
What research says about plans to break up CCSD
April 30, 2015
Assembly Bill 394, which would split CCSD into five independent school precincts starting in 2017 ...
Guest column: Focus on education will keep Las Vegas fresh
April 26, 2015
The backbone of our attraction and retention of young talent lies in our higher education institutions. For example, it is crucial that the UNLV medical school obtain full initial funding from the state to attract well-educated, highly motivated professionals to our community. The med school is a good first step to begin to address one of our biggest needs: expanded and enhanced health care ...
Capt. Ken Young speaks at a news conference Thursday, April 23, 2015, to address the arrest of a student after a gun was discharged Wednesday, April, 22, 2015, at Deskin Elementary School.
Police: Boy, 11, arrested after accidentally firing gun in elementary school
April 23, 2015
An 11-year-old student was arrested Wednesday after he accidentally fired a handgun as he reached into a backpack at Deskin Elementary School, shooting ...
Jeremy Bruner, head educator, gives a high-five to second grader Adam Gochnour during a TechBrainiacs class in Henderson Monday, April 6, 2015.
Educator aims to instill a love of coding among young Las Vegans
April 22, 2015
Jeremy Bruner is not your average teacher. All his class materials fit in a bright blue box, which he carries to wherever his class happens to be that day. His handful of pupils are ushered through the door by their parents at ...
Superintendent: Computerized testing glitches are breach of contract
April 21, 2015
The announcement comes days after State Superintendent Dale Erquiaga said last week that he was exploring legal remedies against Common Core vendor Measured Progress ...
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 ...

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