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Las Vegas geography whiz, 14, seeks victory on national stage
May 19, 2014
Benjamin Hand, 14, has always liked geography. The Las Vegas eighth-grader grew up poring over atlases and Google Maps, looking up countries — near and far — that he hopes to visit one day. But first, Hand is traveling to ...
Boys line up backstage during the Chaparral High School commencement ceremony at the Orleans Arena on Friday, June 15, 2012.
New law to cut number of high school seniors taking part in graduation ceremonies
May 16, 2014
For years, Nevada allowed all seniors who passed their classes to walk at graduation, even if they failed the high school proficiency exam. These students wore caps and gowns and walked across the stage with their class, but instead of a high school diploma, they received a ...
Pat Skorkowsky, Clark County School District superintendent, speaks during an editorial board meeting at the Las Vegas Sun Tuesday Jan. 21, 2014.
Superintendent praised for boosting teacher morale
May 16, 2014
During Pat Skorkowsky’s annual performance review today, the Clark County School Board commended the first-year superintendent for raising teacher morale but had mixed opinions about his communication efforts. Skorkowsky has made
Share your opinion with the state education department about data tracking system
May 14, 2014
Nevada Superintendent of Public Instruction Dale Erquiaga is soliciting public comment about a policy governing the privacy and security of student information.
Spanish Teacher Ileana Nelson teaches a Spanish lesson to 17 preschool children at the Henderson International School on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012. The private school in Green Valley started offering Spanish classes to preschoolers three years ago so students could video-conference with its sister school in Mexico.
Nevada lags on preschool spending, enrollment, report finds
May 14, 2014
Nevada continues to have one of the lowest preschool spending and enrollment levels nationally, according to a Rutgers University report released this week. Just 3 percent of Nevada 4-year-olds — 1,272 children — attended preschool ...
School District’s new data collection system ‘will change the way we teach students’
May 10, 2014
Officials say the new system will revolutionize the way educators use data to teach students and track their academic progress, but critics wonder ...
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...

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