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May 2, 2016

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Education chief looks for more well-rounded learning
April 14, 2016
t's time for a return to a more well-rounded education for schoolchildren — one that spotlights the importance of science, social studies and the arts, Education Secretary John B. King Jr. says ...
Lawmakers study reviving empowerment schools in Clark County
April 13, 2016
A mothballed program that showed promising results in Las Vegas schools by putting more power in the hands of teachers and principals could be resurrected. State lawmakers tasked with studying ...
UNLV takes step toward ‘top tier’ status by boosting pay for assistants
April 12, 2016
Graduate assistant instructors at UNLV will be making a little more money from now on thanks to a $2 million infusion. It’s the most significant increase in years, and finally puts the college on par with ...
Veteran administrator taking over UNLV College of Liberal Arts
April 11, 2016
An administrator with more than 20 years of experience at UNLV will take over the university’s largest college. Chris Heavey, vice provost for undergraduate education, has been ...
Report: Immigrant students blocked from enrolling in school
April 11, 2016
Immigrant children living in the U.S. without legal status have been blocked from registering for school and accessing the educational services they need ...
Tim Hoffman, Quality Assurance Manager for Maverick Aviation, speaks to students from Rancho High School's aeronautics program during a tour of Maverick's Henderson Executive Airport facility, Friday April 8, 2016.
Lofty ambitions: Rancho High aviation students tour Maverick helicopter operation
April 8, 2016
A group of students from Rancho High School's aviation program got a look at their potential future careers Friday during a field trip to Maverick Aviation Group in ...
The SBAC is an adaptive test, meaning it becomes more or less difficult depending on a student's answers.
So far, Common Core testing in ‘much better place,’ officials say
April 7, 2016
As students around Las Vegas gear up to take the Common Core-aligned tests, officials in the Clark County School District continue to cross their fingers in hopes that ...
$3 million grant to boost UNLV medical students’ work opportunities
April 5, 2016
A $3 million grant announced Tuesday by the United Health Foundation will go toward building up a crucial hands-on training program at ...
Arrests prompt CCSD to study policies on contact between teachers, students
April 5, 2016
Should teachers be able to text and message their students online via social media? It’s an issue that’s attracting attention at the Clark County School District as more teachers are ...
North Las Vegas teacher charged with kidnapping, sex acts with student
April 4, 2016
A Legacy High School English teacher was arrested and booked into the Clark County Detention Center on Friday after police say he kidnapped and had inappropriate sexual contact with ...
The infant UNLV School of Medicine is growing strong
April 4, 2016
Several exciting hires are poised to make the fledgling institution a success.
Spencer Stewart spent 14 years at Nevada State College before taking a position with Western Governors University Nevada.
Western Governors University chancellor: Education undergoing a ‘dramatic transformation’
April 4, 2016
The chancellor of Western Governors University Nevada discusses the growth of the private, online school and changes occurring in education, and reflects on his 14 years at Nevada State College.
Kindergarten teacher Raeleen Martinez conducts an interactive story time with her students in their room at Martinez Elementary School on Tuesday, October 7, 2014. .
782 kids served in first year of expanded Nevada pre-K program
April 2, 2016
A multimillion-dollar federal grant helped Nevada enroll 782 low-income children into preschool last year — a number slightly below what state education officials called ...
Junior high student taken to hospital after school bus crash
April 1, 2016
A junior high school student was taken to the hospital this morning after a crash involving a school bus, according to the Clark County School District. Officials did not have ...
Stowe Shoemaker, Harrah Hotel College dean, speaks during a groundbreaking ceremony for Hospitality Hall on UNLV campus Wednesday, March 30, 2016.
Groundbreaking for UNLV hotel college’s new digs was years in the making
March 30, 2016
Construction of a state-of-the-art facility touted as the future of UNLV’s world renowned hotel college is finally underway. College officials, community leaders and executives from the Strip’s largest gaming companies gathered Wednesday evening to break ground on ...

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