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Students study in the Wiener Rogers Law Library at the UNLV's Boyd Law School in February 2008.
U.S. News includes 11 UNLV graduate programs on Top 100 ‘Best Schools’ list
March 11, 2014
Eleven UNLV graduate programs were ranked among the nation’s top 100, although its law school fell 15 places, according to college rankings released this week by U.S. News and World Report.
Legal opinion buoys idea of taking control of community colleges from regents
March 11, 2014
Kevin Powers, chief litigation counsel for the Legislative Counsel Bureau, said the Nevada Constitution allowed state lawmakers to place the College of Southern Nevada, Great Basin College, Truckee Meadows Community College and Western Nevada College under the control of a governing body other than …
UNLV student headed to former President Bill Clinton’s global conference
March 11, 2014
Robin Gonzales has been working on a project to improve people's health and well-being. Former President Bill Clinton will hear an update on the project's progress.
Rama Venkat named dean of UNLV engineering college
March 10, 2014
UNLV has a new dean for its engineering college. Rama Venkat, the interim dean of UNLV’s Howard Hughes College of Engineering, has accepted an offer to permanently lead the college, according to an announcement this morning.
Skyrocketing cost of tuition has students in debt $1 trillion nationally, and UNLV is no different
March 9, 2014
Yet again, higher education leaders are considering raising tuition and fees across the state. In just a decade, the cost of a bachelor's degree has seen spiked considerably.
Hints of autonomy for community colleges?
March 9, 2014
Over decades, some Nevada politicians, education leaders and consultants have argued that Nevada’s four community colleges shouldn’t report to the state’s Board of Regents, which oversees UNLV and UNR, but rather be allowed to operate independently, perhaps with each individual college governed within its own community.
Did School District get its $100 million worth from for-profit company?
March 9, 2014
Test scores at low-achieving schools improved in the decade since Edison took over, but not enough to persuade the superintendent of the nation's fifth-largest school district to renew its contract ...
Dan Klaich, chancellor of the Nevada System of Higher Education, testifies at the Legislative Building in Carson City, Tuesday, March 19, 2013.
Chancellor calls for tuition hike at UNLV; student leaders object
March 7, 2014
Dan Klaich’s proposal has reignited the debate over how UNLV can finance its Tier-1 aspirations while still remaining affordable for...
NSHE Chancellor Dan Klaich speaks with the Sun Editorial Board, Tuesday Aug. 20, 2013.
Regents may shift gears on UNLV med school plans to appeal to Southern Nevada donors
March 7, 2014
Nevada’s higher education leaders are reconsidering the accreditation process for a proposed new UNLV medical school amid concerns about losing donor support from Southern Nevadans.
Duke professor talks evolution at UNLV
March 7, 2014
Duke University professor and evolution expert Mohamed Noor stood before the packed UNLV auditorium and pondered aloud the quirks of his job, the subject of his highly anticipated presentation Thursday night.
Kindergartner Jonathan Mondragon leads his classmates in a single-file line down the hallway for their first day of class Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, at Cambeiro Elementary School in Las Vegas.
As scrutiny of school funding formula grows, a discussion of what's fair
March 7, 2014
If Senate Majority Leader Mo Denis’ task force doesn’t deliver on a new funding formula, activist groups are considering litigation to force the issue.
Children line the hallway after eating lunch at Mendoza Elementary School on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012.
School District won’t seek money now to ease classroom crowding
March 5, 2014
The Clark County School Board won’t pursue a ballot initiative for school renovations and construction this year, primarily because...
Southwest Career and Technical Academy High School, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012.
17 Las Vegas-area magnet schools honored by national group
March 4, 2014
The Magnet Schools of America has recognized 17 Clark County School District magnet schools for their academic excellence.
Jordan Livingston poses with a Cessna airplane. Livingston, who is deaf, just received a scholarship to become a pilot.
Deafness doesn't ground aspiring pilot from Rancho High
March 4, 2014
There are those who question whether Jordan Livingston, 19, should be allowed to fly an airplane. The business that awarded him an $8,000 scholarship to Embry-Riddle is not among his doubters ...
A reading tutor works with English-language learner students as Clark County Schools Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky looks on at a Zoom Reading Center on Wednesday, October 23, 2013, at Lunt Elementary School.
CCSD's many at-risk kids should factor into funding formula, legislators are told
Feb. 28, 2014
Nevada is one of just eight states nationally that doesn’t take at-risk students into account in its funding formula. CCSD officials told legislators why "we should be embarrassed" about it.

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