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July 23, 2019

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The Lee Business School at UNLV is pictured Monday, July 22, 2019. Nevada Regent Kevin Page has come under scrutiny in recent weeks after emails surfaced showing that he pressured and threatened UNLV administrators in 2015 to waive a prerequisite requirement for one of his relatives to take an upper-level course in the business school.
Sources say Page violated regents ethics policy in strong-arming UNLV
July 23, 2019
Before Nevada Regent Kevin Page tried to pressure UNLV into giving special treatment to one of his family members in 2015, the Board of Regents had adopted ethics standards ...
CCSD Superintendent Jesus F. Jara attends a joint meeting of the Clark County Board of Commissioners and the Clark County School District Board of Trustees at the Clark County Government Center on Thursday, July 18, 2019.
'Desperate need of funds': Joint board works to solve CCSD's challenges
July 19, 2019
One thing is certain: It will take more than a sales tax increase to fix the budget shortfalls and internal problems at the Clark County School District. That was the consensus Thursday during a joint meeting between the Clark County Board of Commissioners and CCSD Board of Trustees. “I firmly believe ...
This file photo shows a view of the UNLV campus.
Analysis: Was threat against UNLV part of a power play by regents?
July 17, 2019
Recently, it was revealed that Nevada Regent Kevin Page threatened UNLV officials with retaliation in 2015 if they didn't give special treatment to one of his relatives who was a student at the time. Now, the campus community wonders if the threat led to ...
A woman looks for family members as she arrives for UNLV commencement at the Thomas & Mack Center Saturday, May 18, 2019. Graduates, about 3,000, ranged in age from 18 to 71 and came from across the U.S. and from 50 foreign countries.
Often overlooked elsewhere, middle-class students are being served well at UNLV
July 15, 2019
In the effort to strengthen the American middle class, it would seem obvious to ensure that the educational needs of middle-class students are being met. Yet, those students often ...
Nevada Sen.Tick Segerblom responds to a question during an interview at the Apothecary Shoppe marijuana dispensary on West Flamingo Road Thursday, Jan. 04, 2018. Segerblom is currently running for a vacant Clark County Commission seat.
Segerblom wants sales tax hike to fund schools
July 14, 2019
Clark County Commissioner Tick Segerblom said on Nevada Newsmakers that he is ready to start working to get more funding for the Clark County School District through a sales tax hike. The Nevada Legislature recently gave ...
Shaan Patel, an entrepreneur and aspiring medical doctor from Las Vegas, founded the test preparation company Prep Expert.
'Shark Tank' victor, ever proud of CCSD roots, is eager to help students succeed
July 13, 2019
When Shaan Patel first pitched his SAT test prep company on Shark Tank in 2016, the sharks were surprised when they found out that he was not only the founder of a company but also a med student ...
Jesus Jara, Clark County School District superintendent, attends an education town hall, organized to discuss the recent changes made during the recent legislative session, in Greenspun Hall at UNLV Wednesday, June 12, 2019.
Superintendent Jara to consider alternatives to dean cuts
July 12, 2019
Superintendent Jesus Jara announced he will explore ways to make up for a projected $17 million budget deficit for the coming school year without eliminating ...
Thom Reilly, chancellor of the Nevada System of Higher Education, listens to public policy speakers at the Bellagio Tuesday, April 23, 2019. The speakers and a panel discussion were part of the inaugural symposium of the MGM Resorts Public Policy Institute at UNLV.
NSHE Chancellor Thom Reilly to step down next year
July 10, 2019
Thom Reilly, the Nevada System of Higher Education chancellor, will step down after his contract ends in 2020. Reilly's chief of staff, Michael Flores, confirmed the ...
Sen. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., speaks at the Battle Born Progress Progressive Summit, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, in North Las Vegas.
Nevada trails national average for girls in computer courses
July 10, 2019
Nevada comes in under the national average for the number of girls in computer science courses, according to new research from the nonprofit organization Girls Who Code. Nationwide, 37.5% of elementary and high school students in ...
Students walk southbound in the quad area during the first day of the fall semester at UNLV Monday, August 23, 2010.
Nevada higher education leaders aim to close achievement gap for minority students
July 9, 2019
The student population at Nevada’s higher education institutions consistently are some of the nation’s most diverse, including at UNLV, which U.S. News & World Report ranks as the nation’s most diverse campus ...
Stephanie Goodman, executive director of the Dr. Robert Hunter International Problem Gaming Center, poses with former Las Vegas City Councilman Bob Coffin last month during a rebranding event for the center.
Las Vegas center continues founder’s vision for problem gambling treatment
July 8, 2019
Last month, the Dr. Robert Hunter International Problem Gaming Center hosted an event to announce the rebranding of the nonprofit organization, formerly known simply as ...
Clark County Commission Chairwoman Marilyn Kirkpatrick, shown in this 2017 file photo, said Tuesday, July 2, 2019, that she supported the Clark County School District but wanted more information from district officials before committing to approving a quarter-cent increase in the county sales tax to help fund school and social service programs.
County commissioners want to discuss expectations with CCSD before committing to tax increase for schools
July 3, 2019
Assembly Bill 309 gives county commissions across Nevada the ability to institute a quarter-cent sales tax increase, with the proceeds earmarked to help fund education and …
Washoe County school superintendent fired over allegation of misconduct
July 1, 2019
The Washoe County School Board has fired the superintendent of the largest school district in northern Nevada over an allegation of misconduct. At a special meeting in Reno on Monday, the board voted 6-1 to terminate ...
This file photo shows a view of the UNLV campus.
UNLV Alumni Association switches to donor model
July 1, 2019
The UNLV Alumni Association today launched Rebels Forever, a new membership model where all of UNLV’s 120,000 graduates automatically become members of the association at ...
Inmates participate in a graduation ceremony at the Florence McClure Women's Correctional Center in North Las Vegas on Monday, May 20, 2019.
Educational programs take Nevada inmates to 'a whole new world'
June 28, 2019
Daphnie Chandler likes going to school because, for just a few hours, it’s like she’s not in prison anymore.  “It’s like a whole new world when you step into education."

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