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School district workers to decide between 2 feuding unions
June 12, 2015
An election will be held in November to settle a feud between two unions that want to represent thousands of Clark County School District workers. The Nevada Employee-Management Relations Board has ordered ballots to be mailed to ...
Green Valley High School valedictorians, from left, Erika Hanuscin, 21 (class of 2012), Ian Hanuscin, 24 (class of 2008) and Nathan Hanuscin, 18 (class of 2015) pose in front of their parents' home in Henderson.
In a family of valedictorians, speeches are a rite of passage
June 12, 2015
The warning Nate Hanuscin received from his older brother Ian was all he needed to power through his four years at Green Valley High School and graduate as a valedictorian. But when he gave the valedictorian speech at the school’s graduation ceremony last week, he didn’t just ...
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval signs SB 514 into law at UNLV on Thursday, June 11, 2015, in Las Vegas. The bill authorizes $27 million for the UNLV School of Medicine.
Sandoval signs bill sending $27 million to UNLV medical school
June 11, 2015
Gov. Brian Sandoval signed a bill Thursday that authorizes $27 million for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Medicine, a project that could take a bite out of ...
Dr. Kiwon Sohn and others take the Metal Rebel robot  through its paces in the newly built UNLV lab for its drone and robotics programs on Thursday, April 23, 2015.
UNLV comes in eighth in international robotics competition
June 9, 2015
The competition pitted 25 teams from around the world against each other in a “robot olympics” designed to see which could best complete tasks like opening doors, turning valves and driving cars ...
On target issues, Nevada lawmakers had some hits, some misses
June 7, 2015
Education funding was a big hit for this year's Legislature. What else did lawmakers get right? And where did they fail?
Thirty-five fourth-grade students in Ms. Fennoy's class utilize tables instead of desks to tolerate the overcrowding and tight quarters of their portable classroom, which exceeds the average of 30 students, at William V. Wright Elementary School, Friday, March 22, 2013.
With education funding settled, the question is: Who gets a new school?
June 7, 2015
Crowding in elementary schools is not a new problem for the Clark County School District. But thanks to funding authorized by the Legislature this year, the district has its first opportunity since 2008 to ...
Senior Daniel Highfield receives a group hug from friends after his graduation Thursday, June 4, 2015, at Indian Springs High School.
Graduation takes on distinct feel when it’s a class of 17
June 6, 2015
Graduations for high schools in Clark County are often so large they can only fit in places like the Orleans Arena and Thomas & Mack Center. But at Indian Springs, like at CCSD’s other rural schools like in Sandy Valley and Moapa, graduation is more ...
Luz Diaz-Ontiveros
Sunrise Mountain senior led clubs, made perfect grades — and kept her family afloat
June 6, 2015
After her mother got into an accident that left her unable to work and her father had a difficult time finding a steady job, Diaz-Ontiveros had few other options. While most teens were worried about getting their driver's license, Diaz-Ontiveros helped support her family ...
Police: Student said she had sex with teacher at hotels, school
June 5, 2015
A Rancho High School teacher arrested Thursday allegedly engaged in sexual activity with a student in his classroom and at two hotels. Jason Lofthouse, 32, could ...
CCSD teacher arrested on charges of kidnapping, sex acts with student
June 4, 2015
A Rancho High School teacher was arrested Thursday on two counts of first-degree kidnapping and four counts of sexual acts with a student ...
Gov. Brian Sandoval, center, laughs as he looks at a picture presented to him by students at Matt Kelly Elementary School during a bill signing ceremony Wednesday, June 3, 2015, in Las Vegas. The ceremony was for Senate Bill 432, which allocates millions of dollars for low-performing schools in the 20 poorest ZIP codes in Nevada.
How will bevy of reforms from ‘education session’ affect Las Vegas schools?
June 4, 2015
Midnight Monday marked the official end of the 2015 Legislature and with it the end of the “education session,” named for the tremendous amount of attention paid this year to Nevada’s notoriously underachieving school system. We talked to Seth Rau, policy director for the education think tank Nevada Succeeds, about what’s next for the session’s biggest education bills and what that means for Southern Nevada. Assembly Bill 394 started as a way to ...
Desert Pines High School senior Abdirahman Mohamed is at home on the track, where he earned a scholarship to Southern University. Mohamed, a refugee from Somalia, came to Las Vegas several years ago to escape the violence of his homeland that ravaged his family.
From Somalian refugee camp to college: Desert Pines senior runs to success
June 3, 2015
In the summer of 2006, 9-year-old Abdirahman Mohamed spent most of his days in a refugee camp in Somalia with his grandmother, her 12 children and his three siblings. On Friday he's graduating from Desert Pines High School with a college scholarship to ...
Sandoval signs sweeping education savings account bill
June 2, 2015
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval has signed a bill allowing students to use state funds designated for their public education at private schools ...
Nevada Assembly members applaud Republican John Hambrick after he was voted speaker during the opening session of the Nevada Legislature in Carson City, Monday, Feb. 2, 2015.
Lawmakers OK $27 million for planned UNLV medical school
June 2, 2015
State legislators came through for a proposed UNLV medical school Monday night. With the Assembly’s passage of Senate Bill 514 just two hours before ...
Top Nevada court rules email addresses of CCSD teachers are public record
June 1, 2015
The Clark County School District must hand over teacher email addresses to a nonprofit think tank through a public records request, the Nevada Supreme Court has ruled ...

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