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Teachers union, School District reach tentative contract agreement
Dec. 7, 2015
A monthslong standoff over a new employment contract for Clark County school teachers could be coming to an end. The teachers union and the Clark County School District confirmed ...
Regents give UNLV green light on $50 million land purchase
Dec. 4, 2015
State higher education regents today unanimously gave UNLV the go-ahead to purchase a $50 million, 42-acre plot of empty land near campus. The vote puts ...
Hey Reb points a finger before UNLV’s season opener against Portland State on Friday, Nov. 11, 2013, at the Thomas & Mack Center. UNLV won 67-48.
What’s in a name: UNLV report on Rebel nickname yields interesting tidbits
Dec. 3, 2015
A popular refrain among defenders of UNLV’s nickname and mascot is that “history matters.” A 60-page report issued by UNLV this week about the history of the university's ...
In this photo taken Nov. 4, 2015, kindergartner and second grade students work together on programming during their weekly computer science lesson at Marshall Elementary School in Marysville, Wash.
Growing push to expose more students to computer science
Dec. 2, 2015
Moving her finger over the laptop trackpad, 6-year-old Lauren Meek drags and drops a block of code to build a set of instructions. She clicks the "run" button and watches as ...
North Las Vegas parents alerted after child was nearly abducted
Dec. 2, 2015
Officials are investigating a report that an elementary school student was nearly kidnapped Monday at a North Las Vegas park ...
Education cost-cutting panel will focus on buildings, staff
Dec. 1, 2015
A committee focused on tracking down waste and inefficiency in Nevada's K-12 education system will kick off its work by taking a look at building and maintenance costs. Members of the new Spending and Government Efficiency Commission, also known as the SAGE Commission, held ...
Randie Shipp of Moapa High School waits to comment in a "Law and Crime" forum during the 2015 Las Vegas Sun Youth Forum at the Las Vegas Convention Center Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015.
Las Vegas Sun Youth Forum participants list education as top issue
Dec. 1, 2015
Is the threat of bullying overblown by adults? Should transgender students be allowed to use the bathroom of their chosen gender? About a thousand Clark County high school students gathered recently at the Las Vegas Sun Youth Forum to discuss ...
Dr. Jay Fisher reviews patient notes Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015, in Children’s Hospital of Nevada at University Medical Center. Dr. Fisher directs the hospital’s pediatric emergency department.
‘The polio of our generation’: Mental health troubles often land kids in emergency rooms
Dec. 1, 2015
As Dr. Jay Fisher enters Patient Room 12, a 14-year-old boy with curly, brown hair smiles sheepishly from the bed. Dressed in a green hospital gown, he’s quiet — calm even. Gabe is a ninth-grader, big brother, budding chef, Tom Petty fan, avid science-fiction reader and Dungeon & Dragons player. More than five hours earlier ...
Fall break boosts school custodians’ fight against norovirus
Nov. 30, 2015
School custodians spent hundreds of hours disinfecting surfaces to stem a norovirus outbreak that eventually reached 19 schools.
The new Fertitta Athletic Training Center at Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas on Thursday, August 2, 2012.
How do CCSD schools’ sports facilities stack up with Gorman’s?
Nov. 28, 2015
Bishop Gorman High School already boasts a football stadium that is among the finest in the nation, and now is making plans to add a 38,000-square-foot aquatic center. So how do public high schools compare when it comes to ...
Mojave High School teacher Jacob Kepins leads an algebra class Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, at the school.
Nevada needs teachers, and it’s shelling out $5 million to get them
Nov. 27, 2015
Nathan Carter played football for four years at Las Vegas High, four years at UNLV and even one year on an independent-league indoor football team in Kansas before he realized he wanted to be a teacher. “I was a team captain, so it was part of my job to ...
Bus driver accused of sexually assaulting child mistakenly released from jail
Nov. 25, 2015
A substitute school bus driver accused of sexually assaulting a child was rearrested today after he was mistakenly released from jail on bond because of ...
School bus driver accused of sexually assaulting child
Nov. 24, 2015
A Clark County School District substitute bus driver was arrested Saturday on counts including sexual assault of a child ...
State lawyers question school choice program’s military perk
Nov. 24, 2015
State Treasurer Dan Schwartz is getting pushback from state lawyers over a rule he proposed to help military families and kindergartners more easily access Nevada's new education savings accounts. Schwartz drew high praise ...
Helen Melendez visits a plaque memorializing her daughter on Monday, Nov. 16, 2015, at Discovery Park. Her daughter, Claudia, killed herself five years ago and, since then, Melendez has pushed for more mental health awareness in the community, especially at schools.
On mental health, do Clark County schools make the grade?
Nov. 24, 2015
When Helen Melendez browses photos of her daughter, Claudia, two versions of her oldest child stare back. First, the happy-go-lucky Claudia: Her artistic, kind-hearted daughter ...

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