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November 20, 2014

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Pamona High School students engage with passing motorists in a busy intersection near their school during a multischool protest against a Jefferson County School Board proposal to emphasize patriotism and downplay civil unrest in the teaching of U.S. history, in Arvada, Colo., Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. Students from several high schools walked out of class Tuesday in a second day of protests in Jefferson County.
Denver-area students walk out of school in protest
Sept. 23, 2014
Hundreds of students walked out of classrooms around suburban Denver on Tuesday in protest over a conservative-led school board proposal to focus history education on topics that promote citizenship, patriotism and respect for ...
Washoe school board buys out superintendent’s contract
Sept. 23, 2014
The Washoe County school board voted to buy out the contract of Schools Superintendent Pedro Martinez for $800,000 to end months of legal and political wrangling ...
Kindergarten student Eliana Fessha and a classmate take turns shaking hands and introducing themselves at Jydstrup Elementary School Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. The diverse student population at Jydstrup spans 37 different first-languages.
At Jydstrup Elementary, students speak 37 languages — and learn a lesson in diversity
Sept. 21, 2014
The Clark County School District includes 85,000 students who don't speak English as a first language. Administrators can’t afford to hire interpreters to transition the students into the classroom, so it’s up to the teachers ...
Clark County schools attendance officer Lee Schell asks students why they are headed home during the school day, June 19, 2010. A joint project of the school district and the Clark County Family Court is meant to help prevent and reduce youth crime and re-engage students in learning.
Project aimed at tackling truancy gets underway next week
Sept. 20, 2014
More than 120,000 students were reported truant in Clark County during the 2013-14 school year. The Truancy Diversion Project is designed to decrease that number through a ...
School locked down because of nearby police activity
Sept. 19, 2014
A school in North Las Vegas was locked down this afternoon as police responded to a barricade situation nearby, authorities said. John Tartan Elementary School ...
UNLV acting President Don Snyder presents his State of University address at UNLV's Judy Bayley Theatre on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014.
Snyder lays out his vision for UNLV of tomorrow
Sept. 18, 2014
Change is on the horizon at UNLV, acting President Don Snyder said today during his State of University address. Snyder laid out his vision for UNLV’s future. He said that by 2034, he envisions ...
Ashley Burney, right, a site coordinator for Communities In School Nevada, stands with Whitney Cole, a senior at Cimarron-Memorial High School.
Nonprofit specializes in helping Las Vegas students get back on track
Sept. 18, 2014
When she arrived on the campus of Cimarron-Memorial High School for her junior year, Whitney Cole had a reputation for trouble. She had been kicked out of ...
UNLV scores a world-class supercomputer, touted as boon to research
Sept. 17, 2014
One of the most powerful computers in the world is on its way to being connected to UNLV. UNLV confirmed today that it received Intel’s “Cherry Creek” supercomputer, which will be stored at ...
Applications being accepted for preschool scholarships
Sept. 15, 2014
The application process is underway for parents to receive part of a $1 million grant to send their children to preschool programs in Las Vegas. For the fourth consecutive year, Windsong Trust ...
70 CCSD schools drop in state’s latest performance rankings
Sept. 12, 2014
The stars are falling in the Clark County School District as more schools slipped in the latest Nevada public school rankings than increased. The Nevada School Performance Framework results ...
Program offers at-risk students free tutoring, homework help
Sept. 11, 2014
Homework help and tutoring services returned today for thousands of at-risk students in the Las Vegas Valley with the launch of ...
Nearby robbery prompts lockdown of Silvestri Junior High School
Sept. 11, 2014
A robbery near Charles Silvestri Junior High School prompted officials to lock down the building this afternoon, Metro Police said. A person was injured in the robbery near ...
A reading tutor works with English-language learner students as Clark County Schools Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky looks on at a Zoom Reading Center on Wednesday, October 23, 2013, at Lunt Elementary School.
What are kids reading in class? Educators rate some of their favorites
Sept. 11, 2014
When choosing books for their classrooms, teachers face a challenge. What books will hold students' attention while also helping them ...
Henderson teacher ‘overwhelmed with emotion’ after being named ‘Dream Big’ finalist
Sept. 10, 2014
Brenda Moynihan was in the middle of teaching her third-grade class when she got the call to go to the library. She didn’t think it was strange at the time, just part of her job on a normal Wednesday morning ...
Henderson middle school temporarily locked down
Sept. 10, 2014
A Henderson middle school was briefly locked down Wednesday morning, according to the Clark County School District. A man walked into ...

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