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Western Governors University to offer online classes in Nevada
June 30, 2015
Buoyed by an endorsement from Gov. Brian Sandoval, the online Western Governors University is making its way into Nevada. The university announced this month that ...
More than 230 new laws take effect Wednesday
June 29, 2015
Part of the so-called “New Nevada” will be born Wednesday when laws affecting education and veterans — as well as provisions that will pump an estimated $18 billion into state agencies during the next two fiscal years — become effective.
Private school eyes expansion to Las Vegas, plans introductory meetings
June 28, 2015
A California-based private school specializing in educating academically advanced students and those with learning challenges in nontraditional settings is exploring whether ...
Students prepare a planting area during a summer garden camp at Crestwood Elementary School Tuesday, June 16, 2015. Green Our Planet, a Las Vegas nonprofit organization established in 2013, has helped establish gardens in dozens of area schools.
School gardens cultivate young minds
June 28, 2015
Walter Bracken Elementary is among dozens of Clark County schools that, thanks to local nonprofit Green Our Planet, have on-campus gardens ....
Nevada begins developing program to pay for private school
June 24, 2015
The Nevada Treasurer's Office has begun work on a new program that will pay parents $5,000 or more per child to leave public school and attend private school. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports that State Treasurer Dan Schwartz said Tuesday he's ...
Hey Reb and Khem Kong try to distract a Fresno State free-throw attempt during their game Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at the Thomas & Mack Center. UNLV won 75-73 in overtime.
Reid says he didn’t urge UNLV to rethink its mascot
June 23, 2015
No, Harry Reid is not calling on UNLV to change the name of the Runnin’ Rebels or get rid of Hey Reb! because they could be construed as a reference to the Confederacy ...
UNLV gaming professor Gary Waters explains the table game of craps to hotel college students at the Konami Gaming Lab on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012. The gaming lab gives students hands-on experience in casino management.
MGM, Station, Boyd donate $7.5 million for new hotel college building at UNLV
June 23, 2015
A trio of local gaming industry giants have contributed $7.5 million toward construction of a state-of-the-art hospitality building at UNLV, the university announced this week. Station Casinos, MGM Resorts International and Boyd Gaming, a longtime contributor to ...
Education Dept. renews Nevada No Child Left Behind waiver
June 23, 2015
The Obama administration is giving seven more states and the District of Columbia continued flexibility from the requirements of the Bush-era No Child Left Behind education law. Besides the nation's capital, Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Tuesday announced ...
Cortez Elementary School teacher Shasta Thompson reads with third graders (l-r) Isaiah Corona, 9; Uziel Umana, 9; Rafael Lucio, 9; and Reily Armenta, 8; on Monday, June 22, 2014. Cortez is one of 14 "Zoom Schools" in Clark County that is receiving 17 additional days of school this year to help English-language learner students retain their literacy skills over the summer.
Q&A: What new program director wants for CCSD’s English-language learners
June 23, 2015
Nearly 70,000 students in CCSD are ELL, a full 22 percent of the entire student population. Nationally, they make up just 10 percent of all students. Many arrive without ...
Nevada fails to meet federal mandate for Common Core testing
June 18, 2015
Standardized Common Core testing is over in Nevada, and we have a verdict: It was a complete disaster. Only 5 percent of students in Clark County were able to ...
Students Isabel Onisile, 11, left, and Octavia McKindra, 11, attend a rally at the Sierra Nevada Academy Charter School at the National School Choice Week Capitol celebration in Carson City, on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015.
What education savings bill will mean for low-income families in Las Vegas
June 18, 2015
The education savings account law eliminates a number of provisions that have traditionally constrained voucher programs. In other states, it’s usually only ...
Sun archive photo of Hire Our Heros job fair event for military members. Goodwill has a veteran and civilian hiring event on Tuesday, June 16, 2015, at the Boulevard Mall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Valley jobs could come back to prerecession levels in two years
June 15, 2015
Employment has increased in the Las Vegas metro area with 907,000 jobs in April 2015, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, but it still falls short of the 936,400 jobs from the pre-recession peak in December 2007. A number of career fairs are coming up ...
How to pay for campus expansion among decisions ahead for UNLV
June 15, 2015
UNLV’s efforts to purchase 42 acres just west of the Thomas & Mack Center have been ongoing since March, but officials will have to decide soon exactly what they want to ...
William Foster, a 17-year-old who attends Nevada Virtual Academy, takes a final exam on his computer at home.
Virtual classroom: Online high school has its advantages
June 15, 2015
During class, William Foster listens to the teacher’s lecture through headphones and takes notes as a student in any classroom would. The school, since it’s part of the public education system, is tuition-free and sends Foster the textbooks he needs. His schedule is similar to a traditional student’s, about six hours each day ...
Banker Selma Bartlett visits Skyworks Aerial Systems to talk about the Eedu educational drone they are developing with a Kickstarter campaign to get drones into K-12 classrooms on Friday, June 12, 2015.  She has signed on to buy 20 drones to further education in the region.
This drone is designed to appeal to youngsters in the classroom
June 13, 2015
At the Henderson headquarters of Skyworks, a drone company founded by former UNLV students, 88-year-old Selma Bartlett holds up the company’s newest creation, a bright ...

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