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June 3, 2015

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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Students work on a design project in the Rancho High School Academy of Aviation magnet program Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015.
State education department threatening legal action against Common Core test company
April 16, 2015
The company’s servers weren’t enough to handle students taking the state’s new Common Core test in Nevada, Montana and North Dakota this week. The outage started ...
Substitute teacher accused of sex act with student
April 16, 2015
A Clark County School District substitute teacher was arrested Wednesday after police were contacted about allegations of “inappropriate conduct” involving a juvenile , Metro Police said. Kelly Hoffman, 48, was arrested and ...
Technical glitch again delays statewide student testing
April 15, 2015
Standardized testing in Nevada has been postponed for at least another day because of ongoing technical problems. The Nevada Department of Education ...
Las Vegas land swap would pave way for spacious new library in underserved area
April 15, 2015
After years of waiting, an east Las Vegas neighborhood is finally getting a library branch to call its own as part of a complicated land swap being voted on by the City Council that will also open up ...
FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly watches two kids play on computers in the newly formed Desert Pines Boys and Girls Club.
Cox works to narrow digital disparities among low-income students
April 15, 2015
Here’s a common scenario: A student is assigned a school project that requires them to go online for research. Here’s the problem: Many students in Las Vegas don’t have access to the Internet ...
Computer glitch halts Common Core testing in Nevada
April 14, 2015
Nevada’s students haven’t been able to take computerized standardized tests since Tuesday morning because of technical problems. a spike in students taking the Smarter Balanced Assessment ...

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