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May 4, 2016

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The NLVPD Honor Guard Presentation of Colors at the 17th Annual Raul P. Elizondo Honor Day at Elizondo Elementary School on March 9, 2016.
Event honoring slain police officer Elizondo unites school, community
March 10, 2016
The students at Elizondo Elementary aren't old enough to have met Raul Elizondo. But as they enter the North Las Vegas school every day, they get to know him in a different way. A wooden display case in a hallway at the front of the school holds some of ...
Katie Decker helped pilot a Clark County School District initiative in which successful principals were assigned to oversee more than one school.
CCSD seeing good results by expanding star principals’ territory
March 8, 2016
When Clark County School District officials announced last April that two of their star principals would be overseeing more than one school this year, people had a lot of questions. The most obvious one was: How on earth can a principal have time to double their workload and still ...
Elaine Wynn speaks to attendees during the 2016 Business Education Summit inside Rynolds Hall at The Smith Center, Monday March 7, 2016.
Summit encourages businesses to be engaged in education
March 7, 2016
For years, business and state leaders have made plenty of promises to improve the Clark County School District for the sake of the students and “economic diversification.” Today, members of the business community ...
Teacher Andrew Carrillo poses in his third grade classroom at Cunningham Elementary School Monday, Feb. 29, 2016. Carrillo uses the "Dream Big or Go Home" slogan with students and followed his own words by applying to be the next UNLV basketball coach.
Teacher gets an assist from UNLV basketball
March 7, 2016
Imparting the lesson that no goal is too lofty to reach for, he applies for the job to coach the men's basketball team ...
Let’s applaud the good stuff happening in our schools
March 7, 2016
The Clark County School District has its share of success stories that deserve recognition.
Judge orders $75,000 bond to keep school choice program on hold
March 4, 2016
A judge has ordered opponents of Nevada's new Education Savings Account program to post a $75,000 bond to cover the costs of putting the program on hold if ...
Judge wants more information before school choice ruling
March 2, 2016
A Las Vegas judge wants more information before he decides what to do with a lawsuit against Nevada's sweeping new school choice program. Judge Eric Johnson asked lawyers for the state and ...
To fix schools, use data and engage all
March 2, 2016
The Legislature took a significant step in 2015 in passing Assembly Bill 394, to reform and dramatically improve the beleaguered Clark County School District, the nation’s fifth-largest. Two committees — one of legislators, the other of community members — were created to ...
College of Southern Nevada students try to attract the attention of fellow students while protesting proposed budget cuts Tuesday, March 15, 2011, at CSN’s Henderson campus.
Critics: Consolidation of higher ed system a power grab
March 2, 2016
Late last year higher education officials controversially voted to merge campus police at two Reno colleges with the UNR police department. Then, last month, administrators proposed centralizing the Nevada System of Higher Education’s registration system. At that same meeting, the Board of Regents reaffirmed ...
Superintendent outlines plans to aid struggling schools
Feb. 29, 2016
The Clark County School District is “leaping forward” with plans to improve struggling schools amid increasing scrutiny by state lawmakers. In his annual State of the District speech ...
UNR aims to add 400 faculty by 2020
Feb. 29, 2016
A plan from the president of UNR calls for 400 more faculty members at the school by 2020 ...
An artist’s rendering depicts a home being designed by the UNLV Solar Decathlon team will be “the last home you’ll ever buy.”
UNLV’s solar house has bright ideas for the elderly
Feb. 28, 2016
For this year's Solar Decathlon contest, the local entry will focus on end-of-life care.
Junior high students at three Las Vegas schools launch anti-bullying campaigns
Feb. 26, 2016
Students at Greenspun Junior High today became the latest to unveil their plan to end bullying, joining two other middle schools around the valley where students have launched similar efforts. The campaigns, sponsored by R&R Partners as part of an anti-bullying effort called Flip the Script, challenged students to ...
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, center, stands for a group photo during a campaign stop Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at Rancho High. Clinton joined a roundtable of Dreamers discussing immigration reform.
Political smarts: Why some candidates love to be seen at Las Vegas schools
Feb. 26, 2016
Las Vegas' racially diverse public schools are a popular stage for candidates in the national political theater. It turns out you can tell a lot about a presidential candidate from ...
Diane Chase
UNLV hires executive vice president/provost from Central Florida
Feb. 24, 2016
UNLV President Len Jessup has named Diane Chase the university’s executive vice president and provost, effective May 1. Chase, an archaeologist, has been at the University of Central Florida in Orlando since …

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