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May 25, 2019

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Richard Knoeppel, an architectural design instructor at the Advanced Technologies Academy in Las Vegas, is being inducted into the National Teachers Hall of Fame. He is shown here in Washington, D.C.
Hall of Fame teacher from Las Vegas follows in mentor’s footsteps
May 25, 2019
Some people are inducted into a hall of fame for their greatness on the baseball diamond or the football field or for creating incredible music. Richard Knoeppel got in by inspiring and ...
School police break up multiple fights on last day of classes
May 23, 2019
On the last day of classes today, Clark County School District Police broke up fights at five high schools, deploying pepper spray in a couple of cases, Sgt. Bryan Zink said. At ...
Inmates participate in a graduation ceremony at the Florence McClure Women's Correctional Center in North Las Vegas on Monday, May 20, 2019.
Local inmates draw inspiration from achieving an education milestone
May 21, 2019
Tarneshia Harris was in tears when she took the podium Monday during a graduation ceremony at Florence McClure Women’s Correctional Center in North Las Vegas ...
School District: Custodian accused of sexual misconduct with pupil
May 20, 2019
A custodian has been arrested on three counts of sexual misconduct with a pupil and one count of furnishing alcohol to a juvenile, the Clark County School District announced today. Clark County ...
Nevada state Sen. Joyce Woodhouse, D-Henderson, at podium and flanked by other Democratic lawmakers, speaks at a news conference Monday, May 13, 2019, about a bill that would overhaul the way the state allocates education funding. The lawmakers met the media at the Capitol in Carson City.
Commissions, weights and overhauls: Explaining Democrats’ new education funding proposal
May 20, 2019
If Senate Bill 543 — the Pupil-Centered Funding Plan — becomes law, it will be the first serious revamp of the state’s education funding apparatus in more than …
Attendees hold up signs during a rally held in support of more education funding by the Clark County Education Association at the Lloyd D. George U.S. Court House in Las Vegas on Saturday, April 27, 2019.
New education funding bill won’t stop a CCSD teacher strike. Could other bills?
May 19, 2019
The Clark County Education Association has not yet taken a stance on SB543, a proposal to overhaul the state’s 52-year-old education funding formula. But one thing is clear ...
The late afternoon sun casts a shadow of the Nevada state seal on the wall of the Legislative Building on the third day of the 2013 legislative session Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013 in Carson City.
Nevada Democrats vote to cut funds for school safety efforts
May 16, 2019
Nevada lawmakers at a joint budget meeting Thursday made deep cuts to school safety initiatives after Democrats proposed to ...
School District investigating video with racist language
May 16, 2019
The Clark County School District says it is investigating a Snapchat video shared online Wednesday that shows a teen student using racist language toward black people and ...
Clark County School District Superintendent Jesus Jara responds to questions during a news conference on school safety at CCSD administrative offices on West Sahara Avenue Wednesday, May 15, 2019.
School District steps up security as year winds down
May 15, 2019
“Our students can’t learn when they don’t feel safe in school, and our educators can’t teach and work when they don’t feel safe,” Superintendent Jesus Jara said in a briefing, flanked by Metro Police and School District Police officers.
Gov. Steve Sisolak, right, addresses the state press corps during a news conference Tuesday, May 14, 2019, in Carson City. Sisolak, who was joined by, from left, Nevada Schools Supertintendent Jhone Ebert, Senate Majority Leader Nicole Cannizzaro, D-Las Vegas, and House Speaker Jason Frierson, D-Las Vegas, discussed their ideas for funding Sisolak's promised public education priorities in the state's two-year budget.
Democrats want to tackle education funding with marijuana tax receipts, possible county sales taxes
May 15, 2019
Two potential school funding sources were introduced Tuesday in the Nevada Legislature. One — Senate Bill 545 — would take the 10% excise tax collected on legal marijuana sales and put it in the state’s public education account. The other, an amendment to Assembly Bill 309, would allow counties to …
Holocaust survivor Marton Ackerman shows off his honorary doctorate of humane letters degree from Touro University Nevada during the school's spring commencement ceremony at Westgate Las Vegas, Monday, May 13, 2019. Twenty-one Holocaust survivors were awarded honorary degrees by the university.
Local Holocaust survivors eagerly accept honorary degrees from Touro University
May 14, 2019
Touro University Nevada recognized 21 Holocaust survivors by presenting them with honorary doctoral degrees during the medical school’s commencement Monday at Westgate Las Vegas. Touro officials earlier this year started working with Esther Finder ...
State Sen. Joyce Woodhouse, D-Henderson, at podium, speaks at a news conference about a bill that would overhaul the way the state allocates education funding, at the Capitol in Carson City Monday, May 13, 2019.
Bill introduced to overhaul school funding formula
May 13, 2019
Senate Democrats rolled out a bill Monday that aims to overhaul how Nevada allocates education funding, prompting one teachers group to level sharp criticism ...
Attendees during a rally held in support of more education funding by the Clark County Education Association at the Lloyd D. George U.S. Court House in Las Vegas on Saturday, April 27, 2019.
Las Vegas area teachers vote to strike next school year
May 13, 2019
The Las Vegas-area's largest teachers union is authorizing members to go on strike if budget cuts are made for the next school year. The Clark County Education Association ...
In this April 16, 2019, photo, Laken Andrews, center, a teacher at Buffalo Public School No. 37, receives training in a computer program from two student technicians, eighth grader Naureen Unaysa, left, and sixth grader Meherin Faiza, right, at the school in Buffalo, N.Y. The district and others around the country are training students to help with software and hardware issues that arise as teachers and students do more of their daily schoolwork on school-issued laptops and iPads.
Student 'geek squads' maintain school devices, help teachers
May 12, 2019
Buffalo kindergarten teacher Maria Spurlock was still struggling after trying for more than a week to get a reading app working on all of her classroom iPads ...
Las Vegas Academy student wins prestigious writing award
May 11, 2019
For Ariana Smith, poetry isn’t just cathartic — it’s activism. The daughter of an African-American father and Filipina mother, the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts senior uses her work to address her own identity as a gay woman with ...

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