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November 28, 2015

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Ex-Missouri faculty voice support for protesters
Nov. 14, 2015
A group of minority former faculty members at the University of Missouri says racial problems must be addressed.
Three Bulkeley High School seniors - Andrea Aware, 17, from left, Grace Graham, 17, and Shawn Tull, 17, seen in an Oct. 22, 2015 photo, are eligible to get up to $20,000 in college scholarship money through the new Hartford Promise scholarship fund. They will be among the first students in the city to be Promise scholars, assuming they keep up their high attendance and good grades for the rest of their senior year.
State funding 134 fast-track teacher training scholarships
Nov. 14, 2015
Nevada education officials have awarded grants aimed at getting 134 students through fast-track teacher training programs in time for the next school year.
Sara Lemma with the Sex Education Advisory Committee is also one of many parents speaking out during a debate on sex ed with the CCSD Board of Trustees at the Las Vegas Academy on Tuesday, September 29, 2015.
School Board’s decision perplexes some on sex ed advisory panel
Nov. 12, 2015
Almost everybody got something they wanted in last week’s Clark County School Board meeting on sex education. Supporters of updating the district’s sex ed curriculum got ...
Reorganizing CCSD: Why Moapa Valley’s proposal would be bombshell
Reorganizing CCSD: Why Moapa Valley’s proposal would be bombshell
Nov. 11, 2015
A plan from Moapa Valley on reorganizing the Clark County School District is a bold rewrite of the way CCSD currently does things. There's no guarantee it will ...
Big tasks remain for founding dean of UNLV medical school
Nov. 11, 2015
Dr. Barbara Atkinson admits retirement didn’t really suit her — at least the first time. When UNLV officials sought her help in crafting the region’s first public medical school, she didn’t hesitate to ...
Moapa Valley group releases plan to move community out of CCSD
Nov. 10, 2015
Moapa Valley community leaders today unveiled a plan to form an independent school precinct designed to move the rural community out from under the thumb of the Clark County School District. They told a technical advisory committee formed earlier this year to help lawmakers study a reorganization of CCSD that life under the school district has been plagued by ...
UNLV names Atkinson founding dean of medical school
Nov. 10, 2015
Dr. Barbara Atkinson, who has spent the last 18 months shaping the region's first public medical school, has been named founding dean of the UNLV School of Medicine. University officials announced ...
Nevada asks court to toss suit against voucher-style program
Nov. 6, 2015
Nevada is fighting back against the second of two legal challenges that seek to dismantle the state's broad new school choice program. The Nevada Attorney General's Office asked a court Thursday to dismiss a lawsuit filed against ...
Members of the the CCSD Board of Trustees continue to deliberate as parents, students and community supporters debate sex ed with at the Las Vegas Academy on Tuesday, September 29, 2015.
School Board signals it is willing to buck parents on expanding sex ed
Nov. 6, 2015
Despite loud opposition from a group of parents, the Clark County School Board voted Thursday night to consider expanding middle and high school sex education to include ...
Gov. Brian Sandoval, center, holds a bill-signing ceremony Wednesday, June 3, 2015, in Las Vegas for Senate Bill 432, which allocates millions of dollars for low-performing schools in the 20 poorest ZIP codes in Nevada.
Analysis: Nevada’s student progress is better than test scores suggest
Nov. 4, 2015
Nevada got a bit of bad news on its report card recently. Students in the Silver State haven’t really improved that much in reading and math since 2013, according to ...
Sara Lemma with the Sex Education Advisory Committee is also one of many parents speaking out during a debate on sex ed with the CCSD Board of Trustees at the Las Vegas Academy on Tuesday, September 29, 2015.
Sex ed: See how CCSD’s approach compares to other top U.S. districts
Nov. 4, 2015
A new report sheds light on how states are teaching sex education. So how does the Clark County School District stack up? Here's a look at how Las Vegas schools compare to ...
Skyler Lao works on a car as guests tour the Southwest Career and Technical Academy's Automotive Technology shop Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015. The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) is sending business leaders on a tour of CCSD's magnet and technical academies in order to show local industry how the district is making strides in addressing southern Nevada's workforce needs.
School tour series helps companies connect with CCSD’s best and brightest
Oct. 30, 2015
Representatives from high-profile companies like NV Energy, Roseman University and Cox Communications went back to school on Thursday, where they learned about ...
Clark County Education Association President Ruben Murillo speaks at the School Board meeting on Thursday, Dec. 9, 2011. About 200 teachers union members wearing red attended the meeting; about two dozen of them spoke out against potential teacher layoffs.
Teachers’ pay dispute with school district set for arbitration
Oct. 29, 2015
After months of fruitless negotiations, the pay dispute between the Clark County School District and the teacher’s union is heading to an arbitrator. The news was announced ...
Data: Majority of Nevadans seeking school vouchers live in upscale suburbs
Oct. 29, 2015
New data provide the first glimpse into who's applying for the state's voucher-like education program. The applicants tend to be wealthy parents of young children, living in ...
Male exposes himself to girl near middle school
Oct. 28, 2015
A male exposed himself to a 7th-grade girl as she walked to school this morning near North Valley View Boulevard and West Washington Avenue, according to ...

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