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October 10, 2015

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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.
Nevada has a new formula for success
Aug. 17, 2015
After decades of feeling shafted by education funding, critics of the Nevada Plan in Clark County will get what they believe is their school district's ...
Common Core standards are sorely needed in Nevada
Aug. 16, 2015
We all know Nevada students have historically underperformed compared with those in other states; they are way behind in reading and math scores. We know Nevada has one of the lowest high school graduation rates in the nation. We have heard that a high percentage of first-year students at Nevada’s universities ...
A few of the sign-wielding teacher supporters outside in between rain storms as the Clark County teacher's union attends the regular board meeting of the Clark County School District Board of Trustees on Thursday, August 13, 2015.
Back at it: Teachers air discontent over possible pay freezes
Aug. 13, 2015
Teachers again packed a Clark County School Board meeting Thursday in protest of an ongoing dispute over pay freezes. It’s the second time in two months that teachers, with union help, have ...
Student sues after high school denies anti-abortion club
Aug. 13, 2015
A student is suing her Las Vegas high school and the Clark County School District for denying her bid to start an anti-abortion club on campus. Attorneys filed the lawsuit ...
Advanced Placement calculus students crowd into a class at Clark High School in this January 2010 file photo.
Nevada gets nearly $300,000 to help low-income students afford AP tests
Aug. 12, 2015
Nevada is one of 38 states getting federal funding to help low-income students afford Advanced Placement tests. The U.S. Department of Education today announced ...
A student walks down the hall at the Meadows School in Summerlin Thursday, March 4, 2010.
With enrollment on verge of rising, will there be enough private schools in Nevada?
Aug. 12, 2015
State officials announced on Tuesday that more than a thousand families had applied for the state’s sweeping new education savings account program with the hope of receiving money to spend on things like private school tuition. That’s almost as many people as have enrolled in Arizona’s ESA program in five years. But what about capacity at Nevada private schools? One of the main arguments in favor of ...
Nevada picks new vendor after Common Core testing debacle
Aug. 11, 2015
Nevada officials awarded a $51 million, four-year contract to a new test maker on Tuesday after a Common Core assessments debacle halted the mandatory online exams earlier this year. The state Board of Examiners voted ...
689 Nevada students will receive new need-based scholarship
Aug. 10, 2015
Higher education officials say they'll be awarding a new need-based scholarship to 689 Nevada students in time for ...
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton listens to a home care worker Aug. 6, 2015, during a roundtable discussion in Los Angeles. Calling for a “new college compact,” Clinton on Monday, Aug. 10, will unveil a $350 billion plan aimed at making college more affordable and reducing the crushing burden of student debt.
Clinton to propose $350 billion college affordability plan
Aug. 9, 2015
Calling for a "new college compact," Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday will unveil a $350 billion plan aimed at making college more affordable and reducing the crushing burden of student debt.
Are we lying in sex-ed class?
Aug. 9, 2015
The Clark County School District is in hot water for its sex-education curriculum, which has been criticized for excluding gay and transgender students. But beyond issues of inclusion, could the lessons be inaccurate too? The Nevada American Civil Liberties Union took a look at what’s being taught and deemed it ...
Parents trying to keep deceased daughter’s farewell notes sealed
July 31, 2015
The unpublished farewells of a seventh-grader who killed herself are the focus of a federal court battle between her parents who helped change Nevada school bullying law and Las Vegas school officials who ...
Cherry Creek II, UNLV's 26,000 processor supercomputer, is stored at Las Vegas data company Switch, pictured here.
Broken on arrival, UNLV’s supercomputer is now stronger than ever
July 28, 2015
When Intel unloaded the highly anticipated machine, casings were crushed and electronic connections destroyed. The Intel crew assembling the whole thing ...
State fills new deputy Nevada superintendent position
July 27, 2015
State officials have filled a high-ranking new education department position authorized by ...
New teachers "loosen up" as Scott Flansburg, Guinness World Record holder for fastest Human Calculator, gives a demonstration of his abilities 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.
New teacher bonuses are in high demand, might be reduced to $4,000
July 22, 2015
Clark County School District officials say planned signing bonuses authorized by the Legislature have helped them recruit new teachers, but they're still short about ...
Tony Olivas, 14, left, teacher Johana Franklin and Trevor Olivas, 14, from St. Viator Catholic School with a cooler alternative to artificial turf their STEM team has experimented with. For their hard work the 8th graders have earned an all-expense paid trip to D.C. after winning a science fair.
Teens’ science project with cooler artificial turf takes them to D.C.
July 19, 2015
What started as a project for their school science fair won 14-year-old soccer players Tony Olivas and Milosz Fernandez-Kepka a $4,000 prize and an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C. What did they do? Find ...

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