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September 21, 2017

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CCSD officials call for more state funding, say more cuts coming to combat budget deficit
Sept. 20, 2017
Clark County School District officials say local tax dollars are unfairly distributed to fund schools across Nevada, one of many reasons it has found itself facing an estimated ...
A rendering shows plans for a new building at the Harry Reid UNLV Research & Technology Park.
UNLV technology park expects to construct third building soon
Sept. 19, 2017
The UNLV Harry Reid Research & Technology Park in the southwest valley appears ready to begin construction on a new building. Representatives of the ...
Basic and Canyon Springs players and coaches come to blows and police respond with pepper spray after the game, Friday, Sept. 15, 2017.
CCSD budget woes curb police staffing at game marred by brawl
Sept. 18, 2017
While the primary function is dealing with crowd control, Friday’s brawl proved CCSD police must be ready to intervene when ...
Millennial Esports CEO Alex Igelman speaks to students as his corporation partners with UNLV to host the opening night of the university's academic Esports class and lab, inside an actual Esports arena on Thursday, September 7, 2017.
The esports pipeline: UNLV is the go-to institution to learn about the budding industry
Sept. 18, 2017
UNLV's esports course, which began last fall, features industry speakers and classes conducted in local gaming spaces. Students develop related business plans as part of the ...
School Board OKs up to $14 million in new budget cuts
Sept. 15, 2017
The Clark County School Board approved up to $13.9 million in new cuts as it grapples with a budget shortfall of up to $60 million. The board expects the new round of cuts approved Thursday will save ...
Police say Henderson high school's Twitter page hacked
Sept. 13, 2017
Clark County School Police are investigating the apparent hacking of a Henderson high school's official Twitter account. Foothill High School's Twitter page appeared to be hacked Tuesday after ...
UNLV President Len Jessup greets the crowd during a ceremony to unveil a new Rebels logo at the Thomas & Mack Center on Wednesday, June 28, 2017.
'Amazing time right now': Jessup offers overview of UNLV’s additions
Sept. 13, 2017
Recalling UNLV’s golden days when her husband, Jerry Tarkanian, coached the Rebels to a national basketball title, Las Vegas Councilwoman Lois Tarkanian said Tuesday that the community should ...
UNR selling Stradivarius violin to fund arts building
Sept. 11, 2017
A Nevada university will soon put a coveted, high-priced Stradivarius violin on the auction block in order to pay for their new arts building. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports that ...
Budget shortfall means more tightening for CCSD schools
Budget shortfall means more tightening for CCSD schools
Sept. 11, 2017
At the start of the school year, Elizondo Elementary School Principal Keith France didn’t have the budget to buy basic classroom supplies for his teachers. “I had to send home a list for parents to help us purchase items for teachers in the classroom,” France said. “Saying, ‘Buy supplies for our classrooms’ — I don’t ever do that. But we didn’t have a choice this year.” Unfortunately for Elizondo, and for all of more than 300 institutions within the Clark County School District, the situation is about to get ...
Q&A with Spencer Stewart, chancellor of WGU, on how higher education is responding to the need for teachers in Southern Nevada and to employers seeking an increasingly STEM-savvy workforce on Thursday, August 31, 2017.
WGU Nevada chancellor sees workforce needs driving evolution of higher ed
Sept. 10, 2017
Roughly 20 million Americans are enrolled in college courses this year. That may sound like a lot, but not to Spencer Stewart. “That number needs to double,” said Stewart, the chancellor of WGU Nevada, “and it should have doubled yesterday.”
Dr. Mark Penn is founding dean of Roseman University’s College of Medicine. The Engelstad Family Foundation pledged $10 million to Roseman on Sept. 7, 2017, to kick off its “Breakthrough in Medicine” fundraising campaign.
$10 million pledged to Roseman University
Sept. 7, 2017
The Roseman University College of Medicine received a sizable boost today, receiving the largest donation in the school’s history. ...
Pat Skorkowsky, superintendent of the Clark County School District, gets a hug from School Board member Deanna Wright after announcing his retirement, effective in June, during an event at Bracken Elementary School on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017.
CCSD Superintendent Skorkowsky to retire in June
Sept. 7, 2017
Clark County School District Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky announced this morning he will retire in June, ending a 30-year career in which he rose from the classroom to the district’s top position. Skorkowsky laid out ...
Amber Turner, a UNLV college student who went from working full-time at McDonald's to joining the army to interning at NASA, poses at the student union on UNLV campus Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017.
Hidden figure: UNLV student helps NASA delve into survival on other planets
Sept. 4, 2017
Amber Turner tried to balance working and going to school full time, but when she passed out in her economics class from exhaustion, she knew it wasn’t possible ...
Nevada Education Department postpones school ratings release
Aug. 31, 2017
The Nevada Department of Education is postponing the release of its new school rating system after districts statewide ...
Firm sees 'overwhelming response' to cybersecurity training program
Aug. 29, 2017
When someone looks to change career paths and get into a new industry, it can be tough ...

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