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Gov. Brian Sandoval, center, laughs as he looks at a picture presented to him by students at Matt Kelly Elementary School during a bill signing ceremony Wednesday, June 3, 2015, in Las Vegas. The ceremony was for Senate Bill 432, which allocates millions of dollars for low-performing schools in the 20 poorest ZIP codes in Nevada.
How will bevy of reforms from ‘education session’ affect Las Vegas schools?
June 4, 2015
Midnight Monday marked the official end of the 2015 Legislature and with it the end of the “education session,” named for the tremendous amount of attention paid this year to Nevada’s notoriously underachieving school system. We talked to Seth Rau, policy director for the education think tank Nevada Succeeds, about what’s next for the session’s biggest education bills and what that means for Southern Nevada. Assembly Bill 394 started as a way to ...
Desert Pines High School senior Abdirahman Mohamed is at home on the track, where he earned a scholarship to Southern University. Mohamed, a refugee from Somalia, came to Las Vegas several years ago to escape the violence of his homeland that ravaged his family.
From Somalian refugee camp to college: Desert Pines senior runs to success
June 3, 2015
In the summer of 2006, 9-year-old Abdirahman Mohamed spent most of his days in a refugee camp in Somalia with his grandmother, her 12 children and his three siblings. On Friday he's graduating from Desert Pines High School with a college scholarship to ...
Sandoval signs sweeping education savings account bill
June 2, 2015
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval has signed a bill allowing students to use state funds designated for their public education at private schools ...
Nevada Assembly members applaud Republican John Hambrick after he was voted speaker during the opening session of the Nevada Legislature in Carson City, Monday, Feb. 2, 2015.
Lawmakers OK $27 million for planned UNLV medical school
June 2, 2015
State legislators came through for a proposed UNLV medical school Monday night. With the Assembly’s passage of Senate Bill 514 just two hours before ...
Top Nevada court rules email addresses of CCSD teachers are public record
June 1, 2015
The Clark County School District must hand over teacher email addresses to a nonprofit think tank through a public records request, the Nevada Supreme Court has ruled ...
Panel OKs study breaking up Clark County School District
June 1, 2015
A Nevada Assembly panel has approved a measure that seeks to eventually break up the Clark County School District ...
Senate approves portion of budget supporting schools
May 31, 2015
A portion of Gov. Brian Sandoval's $7.4 billion budget was approved Sunday by the Senate Finance Committee and later the Senate, sending money to public schools, universities and general government. The committee passed Senate Bill 514, which ...
Assembly passes bill allowing state money for private school
May 29, 2015
Nevada Assembly members approved a sweeping bill Friday that would allow students to use the state funds designated for their public education at a private school or for other education expenses ...
A messy scene at Basic High School, Friday, May 29, 2015.
Students, staff say prank to blame for trash at Henderson high school
May 29, 2015
An apparent senior prank at a Henderson high school left trash, toilet paper and furniture strewn about campus. Photos shared on social media ...
Assembly OKs revived bill allowing concealed guns at colleges
May 29, 2015
Nevada Assembly members have again approved a hot-button bill allowing concealed weapon permit holders to bring firearms onto college campuses. Assembly members voted ...
New teachers give a show of hands in response to a question about teaching experience during a Clark County School District orientation session for new teachers at the Venetian Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013. Over 1,700 teachers took part in the orientation.
CCSD ad campaign nets hundreds of teachers, cutting into shortage
May 28, 2015
A new ad blitz seems to be working in the Clark County School District's mission to fill thousands of teaching positions in time for next school year ...
Daniel Taylor
Top Nevada speller bows out at national competition
May 27, 2015
Fourteen-year-old Daniel Taylor’s spelling skills got him all the way from Minden — population 3,000 — to Washington, D.C., one letter at a time ...
Sydney Carnevale, a first-year occupational therapy student at Touro University Nevada, is shown next to her invention Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at the school's Assistive Technology Fair.
Touro students invent devices for people with disabilities
May 27, 2015
When Sydney Carnevale worked at a horse therapy program in Maryland, she met a U.S. Navy veteran who lost most of his right arm when a bomb exploded in Afghanistan ...
Senate approves bonuses, scholarships to attract teachers
May 27, 2015
A plan to create a scholarship program and a series of bonuses to tackle Nevada's severe teacher shortage cleared its first hurdles Wednesday. The Senate voted to approve SB511, a $15 million bill that Gov. Brian Sandoval introduced last week just days before the legislative session ends ...
Nevada Senate committee OKs education savings accounts bill
May 26, 2015
A Nevada legislative committee has passed a bill that would allow students to use the state funds designated for their public education at a private school ...

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