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November 25, 2015

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Kiddie Academy owners Ricardo Mogollon and Jerry Nesbit, both in blue, spend some quality time with a few of their child clients and staff members within their newly opened business in Henderson.
Child care can go beyond baby-sitting
Oct. 26, 2015
Dr. Ricardo Mogollon and Jerry Nesbit want to awaken children's possibilities and prepare them for school and life, even at the earliest stages of childhood. Their school focuses its educational curriculum on character, technology, and health and fitness ...
Pat Skorkowsky, Clark County School District superintendent, speaks during an editorial board meeting at the Las Vegas Sun Tuesday Jan. 21, 2014.
School Board applauds Skorkowsky plan to reorganize district
Oct. 22, 2015
School Board members tonight showered praise on a controversial plan by Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky to reorganize the Clark County School District ...
Group asks court to suspend school choice program ASAP
Oct. 21, 2015
A group that's suing over Nevada's new Education Savings Accounts is asking a judge to suspend the program while court battles play out. Democratic former state Sen. Justin Jones and ...
Staff, parents, and guests attend a grand opening ceremony for the 9th Bridge School in downtown Las Vegas Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013. The private school/early childhood learning center, part of the Downtown Project, opened August 26 with infants through kindergarten students and will gradually add grades.
Money could flow to Education Savings Accounts in February
Oct. 20, 2015
State Treasurer Dan Schwartz today announced proposed changes to Nevada’s Education Savings Account program that would allow more parents to qualify for subsidies to send their children to private schools. Schwartz proposed exempting kindergartners and ...
Here’s what is changing in health insurance for thousands of Las Vegas teachers
Oct. 20, 2015
Here’s something nobody ever wants to hear: Brace for changes to your current health care plan. But that’s exactly what’s happening with the Teachers Health Trust ...
Nevada fights against ACLU suit over voucher-like program
Oct. 19, 2015
Nevada is fighting back against a lawsuit that could dismantle the state's sweeping new school choice program, saying the program is neutral on religion even if parents can apply public funds to parochial schools. The Nevada Attorney General's Office filed a ...
Using a restorative justice model, which includes teachers and students gathering in circles for discussions, seventh-graders Sarah Reusser, second from left, and Jayden Witter, top right, talk with Jackie Wade, bottom left; assistant principal Rufus Lott; assistant principal Sara Tompkins; Phillip Carney; and counselor Betty Arredondo about a recent conflict at Ed White Middle School on Friday, Oct. 16, 2015, in San Antonio. Carney said that three years after starting a restorative discipline program as principal of Ed White Middle School in San Antonio, out-of-school suspensions have dropped 72 percent.
Schools across U.S. find alternatives to suspending students
Oct. 19, 2015
The recent arrest of a 14-year-old Muslim boy whose teacher mistook his homemade clock for a possible bomb led to widespread ridicule of school officials and accusations that Islamophobia may have played a part. It earned Ahmed Mohamed an invitation to the White House, where the Irving teen will attend astronomy night Monday. But it also got him a three-day suspension, which he says the district insisted he serve even after it was clear it was just a clock. Ahmed's suspension reflects the rigid disciplinary policies that many U.S. schools adopted in the 1990s. But many districts have been softening ...
Hopeful visions of reorganized Clark County School District
Oct. 19, 2015
Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky’s plan to break the school district into seven precincts will create accountability.
Nevada’s new anti-bullying point man taking issue seriously
Oct. 18, 2015
Nevada lawmakers approved a landmark anti-bullying bill this spring, along with millions of dollars to hire social workers to intervene on campuses. The Associated Press sat down this week with Edward Ableser, the new director of the Nevada Department of Education's Office for a Safe and Respectful Learning Environment.
Thomas C. Piechota, UNLV's interim vice president for research and economic development, gives a presentation about the university's research spending Friday, Oct. 26, 2015.
UNLV plans to drastically increase research spending, grant more doctoral degrees
Oct. 16, 2015
Thomas C. Piechota, the university's interim vice president for research and economic development, presented a summary of UNLV's research activity during the past year and previewed benchmarks ...
New UNLV president Len Jessup held a Campus Town Hall on March 12, revealing his plans for the university and fielding questions from students, faculty, staff and community members.
Road map: How new UNLV president plans to elevate school to Top Tier status
Oct. 16, 2015
It’s not easy landing a place among the nation’s top research universities, but UNLV is trying to get there. You may have heard about the UNLV’s long-running effort to achieve the Carnegie Foundation’s Tier-One designation, reserved for an ...
$1 million grant to Roseman University aims to help veterans pursue nursing careers
Oct. 15, 2015
Roseman University of Health Sciences recently received a $1 million grant that stands to help veterans and boost the region's nursing workforce ...
Group’s goal is to get people interested in international issues
Oct. 13, 2015
Paul Jabber has contacts on his phone that most people don’t have. As the director for the Middle East at New York City’s Council on Foreign Relations and a retired scholar in residence on counterterrorism for the CIA, he can call a number of prestigious people ...
Lawmakers launch Clark County School District breakup study
Oct. 12, 2015
There have been many questions raised since lawmakers voted earlier this year to develop a plan to break up the Clark County School District. Questions like, who will hold ...
10 years, $4 billion: Clark County School District has plan to ease crowding
Oct. 12, 2015
It’s settled: The Clark County School District will build 35 new elementary schools, two new high schools and expand or renovate dozens more campuses over the next 10 years. School board members recently voted to approve ...

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