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November 25, 2015

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Former intern Erika Arizabal conducts a CAT Scan as an X-Ray technologist at Mountain View Hospital.
Good time to intern: As economy rebounds, businesses looking for qualified employees
Oct. 12, 2015
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Gov. Brian Sandoval signs into law on Monday, June 8, 2015, a measure creating millions of dollars in incentives to combat the state's teacher shortage as his daughter, Maddy, watches in the library at Reno High School, where she is a senior.
If teacher shortage persists, ‘we’re all going to sink’
Oct. 11, 2015
Nevada's two largest school districts this week said they'd hired hundreds of first-time teachers over the summer with the help of recruiters, billboards and even a Clark County superintendent zip-lining through downtown Las Vegas in a superhero cape. ...
In this Oct. 21, 2013, file photo, a missing poster displayed in a New York subway station asks for help in finding Avonte Oquendo, an autistic 14-year-old who was last seen walking out of his Queens school toward a park overlooking the East River. Oquendo’s remains were found in the East River in January 2014, several miles from where he vanished.
Training aims to help NYC schools reach autistic kids
Oct. 10, 2015
Recent years have seen autism diagnoses skyrocketing in New York and elsewhere. There were 14,600 such students in city schools last year, up from 6,000 in ...
Board to vote on revoking licenses of imprisoned ex-teachers
Oct. 7, 2015
The Nevada Board of Education is considering whether to revoke the teaching license of a former administrator who pleaded guilty to embezzling large sums of money from the Clark County School District. The board meets Thursday to consider the case of 68-year-old Priscilla Rocha, who ...
A young couple kisses during the Las Vegas stop of the Vans Warped Tour Thursday, June 19, 2014.
A kiss isn’t always just a kiss
Oct. 4, 2015
A UNLV anthropologist is studying the culture of kissing, and finding that it’s not universal.
UNLV receives $3.8 million grant to study artificial muscles
Sept. 30, 2015
Soft robotics might be the next big thing in medicine. With the cutting-edge technology, researchers have created a glove to return a paralyzed hand to its full function and ...
Parents, students and community members are shown at a discussion of sex ed at a town hall with the Clark County School Board on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, at Las Vegas Academy.
In contentious hearing, parents press School Board to keep sex ed policy as is
Sept. 30, 2015
The School Board has been embroiled in a controversy over sex ed for a year. Supporters of the current sex ed opt-in laws say the policy protects parental rights. Advocates, many ...
Parents, students and community members are shown at a discussion of sex ed at a town hall with the Clark County School Board on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, at Las Vegas Academy.
Heated debate on what to teach in sex-ed courses at School Board meeting
Sept. 29, 2015
Up for debate is what educators should teach children about sex in the district’s health classes and whether they should be taught information about topics like sexual orientation, gender stereotypes and ...
Three Clark County schools named among nation’s best
Sept. 29, 2015
Three Clark County schools have been named among the best in the country by the U.S. Department of Education. The Clark County School District announced this morning that ...
Portable classrooms at the Sandy Valley school sit mostly idle after flood damage three years ago. The campus, pictured here Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, now features twice as many portable classrooms as permanent ones.
School facilities: Why some rural residents near Las Vegas are feeling cheated
Sept. 29, 2015
Longtime Sandy Valley resident Shana Hairston says improvements to the community's K-12 school campus are long overdue. "The school district has had a habit of thinking of us as the red-headed stepchild," she said. "Enough of that. It's time to ...
In this Friday, Sept. 18, 2015, photo, University of Connecticut sophomore Anyi Yang of Beijing, left, attends a meeting of the Chinese students and scholars association on campus in Storrs, Conn. A surge of students from China is leading U.S. universities to confront the challenges of integrating them more into American campus life.
U.S. colleges seek better integration for Chinese students
Sept. 28, 2015
he multitudes of Chinese students attending American universities are approaching college as less of a life experience and more as a transaction, educators worry, leading to measures to help them integrate ...
Las Vegas area schools’ 10-year plan adds 37 campuses
Sept. 25, 2015
School trustees in Las Vegas have adopted a $4.1 billion plan to build 37 new schools over the next 10 years. That'll push the number of campuses in the nation's fifth-largest school district over ...
Bubba Knight attends the grand opening night of The Jacksons in "Rocktellz & Cocktails" on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at Planet Hollywood.
Inspiration for education: Role models to visit Las Vegas’ West Prep
Sept. 24, 2015
Four prominent African-Americans are going back to school in Las Vegas this Friday with the aim of pushing local students to stay in school and finish ...
Deborah Earl conducts a community meeting in Old Logandale School and Historical Society on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015, on sex education in Clark County School District schools.
No means no: Logandale parents galvanize opposition to comprehensive sex ed in CCSD
Sept. 24, 2015
In advance of a contentious meeting on the Clark County School District's sex education curriculum, parents in Logandale met to talk strategy. Their message: No sex ed without express permission from ...
Teacher John O’Brien sits in his classroom Friday, Sept. 18, 2015, at Ruby Thomas Elementary School.
Most teachers opt against working at low-income Las Vegas schools. Not this one
Sept. 23, 2015
Teaching at Ruby Thomas Elementary School isn't easy. The facilities are anything but cutting-edge, and nearly 50 percent of the school's students are still learning English. But second-grade teacher John O'Brien says he's at Thomas to stay, because ...

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