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May 30, 2015

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Students walk southbound in the quad area during the first day of the fall semester at UNLV Monday, August 23, 2010.
In 42 acres west of campus, UNLV eyes an opportunity to expand
April 7, 2015
UNLV may have an opportunity to wiggle out of its cramped, landlocked spot near the Strip.
UNLV planning full scholarships for new medical school’s inaugural class
April 7, 2015
So far, she has commitments for $1.3 million, which is enough to fund 13 out of the 60 students planned for the school’s first class ...
Lawmakers to vet bill giving state money to private schools
April 3, 2015
Nevada lawmakers reviewed a bill Friday that would allow students to apply for the portion of state funds designated for their public education and use it to pay for tuition at private schools ...
Working-class excellence: Halle Hewetson Elementary Principal Lucy Keaton has taken her school to new heights.
Is key to fixing failing CCSD schools ‘franchising’ successful principals?
April 3, 2015
The program takes principals from star schools and puts them in charge of a second, low-performing school in their area. The only requirement is that the adopted school be close to the principal’s “flagship” school. Two of those flagship schools have been participating in ...
Hispanic enrollment could qualify UNLV for millions in grants
April 1, 2015
UNLV is already known for being an ethnically diverse campus, but it’s on the verge of hitting a major milestone. UNLV President Len Jessup told a Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce gathering on Tuesday that ...
Republicans presenting bill repealing state’s Common Core standards
April 1, 2015
A group of Nevada Republicans are attempting to make the state the latest to repeal Common Core K-12 education standards. Assemblyman Brent Jones is the primary bill sponsor of AB 303 and plans to present the bill Wednesday before the Assembly Education Committee. Jones said he takes issue with ...
Sandoval’s goal: Tighten achievement gap
March 30, 2015
In following up with a $438 million tax proposal for education, the governor suggested that a key to opening a new chapter is to close something else — the achievement gap between white students and those of other ethnicities. How serious is the problem? Here’s a glimpse ...
Back to school and back again: How do year-round schedules work?
March 30, 2015
Year-round schools, on average, cost the district more to operate than typical nine-month schools. A multi-track, year-round schedule allows the School District to ease crowding as it waits for more money to build more schools ...
Gay and Lesbian Community Center offers alternative sex ed courses for CCSD students
March 27, 2015
CCSD students who don’t like their school’s approach to sex education now have a lifeline ...
Police: Gun threat that spurred Summerlin school lockdown was hoax
March 26, 2015
The lockdown has been lifted at a Summerlin elementary school after police investigated a call that someone with a gun would be coming to the school ...
Students in a fourth-grade class quietly work on morning assignments in a tight environment arranged to accommodate 35 classmates, which exceeds the average of 30, at William V. Wright Elementary School, Friday, March 22, 2013.
Assembly bill could break up CCSD
March 25, 2015
When Gov. Brian Sandoval took to the podium at the Legislature and announced his support for splitting up big school districts and appointing school board members, more than a few in the audience ...
Nevada students rally to protest guns on campus
March 25, 2015
Nevada college students are rallying against a proposal that would allow concealed guns on university campuses. Students at UNLV and UNR gathered on campus Wednesday to voice their opposition to AB 148. Students and professors ...
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval presents his proposed business license fee plan to lawmakers at the Legislative Building in Carson City on Wednesday, March 18, 2015.
Sandoval swings heavy to win tax fight; gaming on board
March 18, 2015
It’s not often a Republican governor goes in front of lawmakers to pitch a tax hike. But things are different this year in Nevada ...
A lack of outlets leads to power strips being strung across the floor Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, at Lincoln Elementary School.
As CCSD embarks on new school-building blitz, a look at lessons from the last one
March 18, 2015
With a little help from the Legislature, the Clark County School District is poised to start building its first schools since 2010. When Gov. Brian Sandoval officially signed a 10-year school district bonding authority into law at the beginning of the month, district officials were in tears.
Substance that caused scare at high school not hazardous
March 16, 2015
Firefighters were called to Rancho High School in North Las Vegas today after a teacher reported five students ...

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