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2 Las Vegas Valley schools named among best in the country
Sept. 30, 2014
Two Las Vegas Valley schools were named among the best in the country today, earning the National Blue Ribbon School award from the ...
UNLV education major awarded Gov. Guinn scholarship
Sept. 29, 2014
UNLV senior Tara Leigh Myl received a financial boost in her goal to finish college without any debt, becoming the Southern Nevada recipient of the ...
Nevada colleges get $10 million job training grant
Sept. 29, 2014
Nevada’s community colleges received a $10 million federal grant to bolster job training programs, according to Gov. Brian Sandoval’s office. The U.S. Department of Labor awarded the money to ...
"Homework Hotline" is a Vegas PBS program where two math teachers Andrew Lenselink of Valley High and Andrew Sullivan of Johnson Junior High help kids live on TV with their homework Wednesday, September 24, 2014.
Lights! Camera! Math! Vegas PBS show offers homework help for students
Sept. 28, 2014
Andrew Sullivan and Andrew Lenselink are stars of a reality show like no other in Las Vegas. From 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, the two don matching shirts and become TV tutors ...
Research assistants Kiwon Sohn, left, and Youngbum Jun work on the DRC-Hubo robot at UNLV Wednesday Sept. 24, 2014. The research assistants followed UNLV professor Paul Oh, who came from Drexel University for UNLV's drones/robotics program.
Professor’s goal: Make UNLV a hotbed for robotics
Sept. 26, 2014
For the past 14 years, Paul Oh has been working with students at Drexel University to turn science fiction into reality. His specialty is robotics. His projects include designing a flying ambulance to rescue people injured in disasters, developing a field of indoor flying robots to help first responders and ...
A view of Wynn Las Vegas and Encore taken from a Maverick Helicopter on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, above the Las Vegas Strip.
Wynn hosts back-to-school fair at casino for employees
Sept. 25, 2014
Ana Zaragoza browsed education booths amid a crowd of co-workers during her lunch break today at Wynn Las Vegas, collecting pamphlets about resources she was learning about for the first time. She had no idea about a tutoring website that her 16-year-old daughter could ...
Nevadans among least likely to finish high school, attend college
Sept. 25, 2014
Based on recently released data, West Virginia had the lowest level of educational attainment and Massachusetts the highest. Where did Nevada rank? ...
University ends community classes with nude models
Sept. 24, 2014
The University of Oregon has ended free art sessions for community artists to sketch nude models, saying it could not afford the increasing cost of ...
Debris remains on the road after a sideswipe crash between a school bus and a tractor-trailer at the 215 Beltway and Lamb Boulevard on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014.
2 students in hospital, pregnant driver in labor after school bus crash
Sept. 24, 2014
A pregnant school bus driver was in labor and two students were taken to hospitals this morning after an accident at the 215 Beltway and Lamb Boulevard in North Las Vegas. The bus, carrying ...
‘You are college bound’: State sends message with free savings accounts for every kid
Sept. 23, 2014
Parents and children gathered Tuesday at Bonner Elementary for the launch of the Nevada College Kick Start Program, which gives the state’s 35,000 kindergarten students each a college savings account with ...
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 ...

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