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Math teacher Perryn Hale waves from his new car on the final day of Teacher Appreciation Week at Roy Martin Middle School Friday, May 9, 2014. Appreciation Financial, an insurance and financial services company, and Findlay Chevrolet teamed up to give a fully-loaded 2014 Chevrolet Sonic RS Turbo to Hale. Reuben Banks, Findlay community relations manager, is at right.
Gift of new car shifts fortunes of popular math teacher down on his luck
May 9, 2014
A drunken driver crashed into him and crushed his body, but he didn’t stop coming to school. He didn’t stop teaching when his wife fell ill, and he had to sell her car to ...
Substitute teacher at Foothill suffers medical episode, has to be restrained
May 9, 2014
Henderson Police spokeswoman Kathleen Richards said the male teacher was “talking incoherently and acting erratically.” The substitute teacher was restrained and …
Parent visit to Washoe schools’ office prompts lockdown
May 9, 2014
The district said Larry Dailey, parent of a special-needs student, caused a disturbance at the school offices and would not leave the complex, which includes the office
Former Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel speaks after being introduced as the new vice president for strategic engagement at the University of Akron, in Akron, Ohio, in this Feb. 2, 2012 file photo. Tressel has been offered the job of president at Youngstown State University less than a month after he applied for the same position at the University of Akron.
Youngstown State offers president’s job to former Ohio State football coach
May 9, 2014
Trustees at Youngstown State University voted Friday to offer the president's job to former Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel, who started his …
New dean calls med school a matter of priorities and return on investment
May 9, 2014
The "planning dean" for the proposed UNLV medical school talks about Nevada's doctor shortage, fundraising and the timetable for getting the school off the ground ...
UNLV taps ‘planning dean’ for proposed medical school
May 7, 2014
UNLV officials announced a new dean who is charged with shepherding a proposed UNLV medical school into reality. Barbara Atkinson, who comes from the University of Kansas School of Medicine, will become ...
Superintendent: ‘We’ve got to stop cycle’ of school bullying
May 7, 2014
A task force created by Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky in the wake of a middle school student’s suicide recommended today that the Clark County School District strengthen its reporting and disciplinary policies and...
NFL-style ‘prom draft’ at Southern California high school criticized
May 6, 2014
A Newport Beach high school where male students say they select prom dates in an NFL-style draft — ranking female students and selling first-round picks to those eager for a top ...
Sandoval recognized for promoting charter schools in Nevada
May 6, 2014
Nevada is home to some of the fastest-growing charter schools in the country, and the state is earning a reputation nationally among advocates for its progress. Gov. Brian Sandoval was named...
Sal Khan, the founder of Khan Academy and one of TIME Magazine's "100 Most Influential People", brings his entrepreneurial spirit and groundbreaking approach to education to Las Vegas on Monday, May 5, 2014. He  speaks about online education and financial literacy during WACUBO14 at the J.W. Marriott.
How to get the most out of the hours spent in school
May 6, 2014
What started as an innovative way for Salman Khan to tutor his cousins has become a renowned online school. Khan talked about how he would improve education in America during a speech Monday in Las Vegas ...
Sheldon Adelson, chairman of the board and CEO of Las Vegas Sands Corp., listens to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie during the Republican Jewish Coalition Spring Leadership Meeting at the Venetian on Saturday, March 29, 2014.
In talk at UNLV, billionaire Adelson insists he’s ‘very socially sensitive’
May 6, 2014
When most people think of Sheldon Adelson, they usually think of the billions he’s made off gamblers and conventioneers. They think of his luxury Las Vegas casinos, his right-wing politics, his heavy investments in Macau. Odds are, they don’t think of him as a moral savior who wants to protect the poor — but Adelson sure seems to. The 80-year-old casino mogul...
Together, schools and parents can beat back bullying
May 4, 2014
A lawsuit against the School District may focus more attention on this troubling issue.
Bobby Craig, left, and Doogy Lee create worlds in "Minecraft" that parallel what they have been reading in "The Hobbit" as part of their fifth grade class studies at Quest Academy in Palatine, Ill.
Video game ‘Minecraft’ finds a home in schools
May 4, 2014
Seventh-graders at Northbrook's Maple School had just started learning about the Cold War when a handful of boys sat down at the school's library computers to cement ...
Regents settle on Georgia firm to lead search for UNLV president
May 2, 2014
Nevada’s higher education leaders are one step closer to selecting an executive search firm to find the next president of UNLV. A UNLV presidential search committee voted unanimously today to ...
Foothill High School seniors Dylan Weasa and Heidi Koehler pose with his "promposal" and her response messages in this photo illustration.
High-schoolers up ante to score prom date with elaborate proposals
May 2, 2014
These days, asking a date to prom has become an elaborate and splashy affair. Students — both male and female — are inviting each other to prom in increasingly creative ways.

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