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March 19, 2019

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Student accused of threatening violence at high school
March 14, 2019
A Desert Oasis High School student was jailed today after he was accused of threatening violence against other students and staff, according to the Clark County School District Police Department. There was no imminent danger on ...
Daniel W. Hamilton, dean of the William S. Boyd School of Law, is pictured during the commencement ceremony at the Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall on Friday, May 12, 2017.
UNLV law school ranked among top 60 in nation
March 12, 2019
The William S. Boyd School of Law is among the top 60 law schools in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking released today. The school was ranked No. 58, ahead of ...
As part of proposed changes in federal Title I funding allocations in Clark County schools, Eldorado High School stands to benefit. But many worry about the impact of funding cuts for schools where close to — or more than — half of students are low-income.
New policy on federal money underscores funding needs in Clark County schools
Feb. 27, 2019
After 15 years as an employee of the Clark County School District, Gayane Gulyan received news this month that she had never expected: Filling a funding void to educate the district's poorest students would cost her a portion of her salary. The 72-year-old instructional assistant at Spring Valley High School will see her salary decrease by more than ...
School police Officer James Harris demonstrates a search with Ziggy, a gun-sniffing Labrador, at Eldorado High School Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. The  district has four dogs that can detect guns, ammunition and powder residue.
Meet Ziggy, one of four dogs keeping guns out of CCSD schools
Feb. 24, 2019
Ziggy is one of four K-9 officers who joined the district’s police department in January to address gun safety and threats in CCSD’s more than 330 schools. The four-legged officers are specifically trained to …
People enjoy the snow at the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area overlook Thursday, February 21, 2019.
Bitter cold closes Nevada schools; minus 19 near Elko
Feb. 22, 2019
Bitter cold blanketed most of northern Nevada a day after rare snow fell on Las Vegas, forcing the closure of some schools on Friday and delaying the opening of other ...
Students roam the campus at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Aug. 8 in Parkland, Fla. The massacre in Parkland, one of the most lethal in American history, unnerved school administrators across the country, who devoted the summer to reinforcing buildings and hiring security.
Teacher, student emotional well-being should be at heart of school security talks
Feb. 20, 2019
Andre M. Perry has examined school safety not only as a Brookings Institution researcher but as a professor, dean, journalist, activist and …
Bill would require police presence at middle schools
Feb. 14, 2019
A bill introduced in the state Assembly would require a police presence at public middle schools, junior high schools and high schools. The proposed legislation was introduced today and ...
Gov. Steve Sisolak delivers his first State of the State Address on Jan. 16, 2019, at the Legislature in Carson City. On Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, the Legislature gets down to the business of governing when it begins its 80th session.
Lawmakers have their plates full as they head into their 2019 session
Feb. 3, 2019
With Democrats in control of the governor’s office for the first time in 20 years, and with majorities in both the Assembly and the Senate, the state certainly won’t be afflicted with the the partisan dysfunction that has fractured Washington. But that doesn’t mean …
From left to right: Former and current students of New Horizons Academy Center for Learning are shown on campus with Principal Barbara Bidell, far right, Jan. 31, 2019. They are, from left, James Swanson, 20, Jesse Kern, 17, Kiki Bull, 18, Kyree Carter, 17, Kanye Carter, 15, and Brendan Bidell, 16.
Event improves access to school for students with learning differences
Feb. 3, 2019
New Horizons transformed their view of what education could look like. The private, nonprofit school helps accommodate students' unique needs with education plans designed to overcome their individual struggles. However, the cost of attending ...
Police: Teen arrested with pistol, silencer near Las Vegas school
Jan. 30, 2019
A teenager who was found with a loaded Mac-10 pistol equipped with a silencer in his backpack was arrested this afternoon by school police officers near ...
Canavero resigns as Nevada superintendent of public instruction
Jan. 25, 2019
Gov. Steve Sisolak today accepted the resignation of Steve Canavero as superintendent of public instruction, the governor’s office announced. Canavero’s resignation is effective Feb. 6. The governor’s office did not ...
This 2016 photo shows a Las Vegas home for sale.
Another bubble? Experts assess housing market and more
Jan. 24, 2019
Business people from across the Las Vegas valley gathered at UNLV today to see a snapshot of the Southern Nevada economy and hear experts offer outlooks on the region’s future. The Las Vegas ...
Police: Teacher arrested on lewdness counts involving teen student
Jan. 17, 2019
What began as online conversations between a Basic High School teacher and a teen student escalated into meetups and kissing ...
This file photo shows a view of the UNLV campus.
Nevada students impacted by shutdown might get tuition deferment
Jan. 14, 2019
For students and families struggling to make college tuition payments due to the partial government shutdown, relief may soon be on the way from the Nevada Board of Regents. At the suggestion of ...
Lieutenant governor, Jones Blackhurst team up on mentoring for women
Jan. 8, 2019
A day after being sworn in as Nevada’s lieutenant governor, Kate Marshall joined Caesars Entertainment executive Jan Jones Blackhurst to announce the formation of ...

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