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February 27, 2017

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Faculty, parents and students attend a rally at Von Tobel Middle School in Las Vegas on Oct. 26, 2016. The rally was to discuss the school's inclusion on a shortlist to be converted into a charter school.
With takeover on hold, schools take a breath
Feb. 27, 2017
A handful of mostly low-income and racially diverse schools were going to be converted into charter schools under the Achievement School District program, passed by Republicans in 2015, but nobody was sure exactly which ones would make the cut ...
State treasurer doing Nevadans a grave disservice
Feb. 27, 2017
No amount of public relations spin can bring Senate Bill 302, which authorized Education Savings Accounts (ESA) vouchers, back to life. ESAs are dead ...
Swastika painted on front door of Cheyenne High School
Feb. 21, 2017
The graffiti was discovered before students returned to classes after the three-day weekend, CCSD Police Capt. Ken Young said. A suspect and motive have not been identified and investigators are combing through surveillance images.
Jose Castaneda yawns during his first period class at Mojave Hight School Thursday, April 3, 2014.
High school start time debated in Legislature
Feb. 21, 2017
Two lawmakers are sponsoring bills in the Nevada Legislature that would prevent high schools from beginning before 9 a.m. “We’re not telling school districts how to do it. But we need to ...
More emotional debates expected at Nevada Legislature
Feb. 20, 2017
Another lengthy, emotional debate on Nevada's minimum wage is one of several legislative hearings anticipated to rise above humdrum budget reviews this week. Nevada's minimum wage effectively matches the federal minimum. An hours-long hearing on the subject last week drew watchful eyes from across the state ...
UNLV assistant professor Emma Bloomfield studies how people talk about science, religion and technology in public spaces, such as politics, news media and online outlets.
Research meets rhetoric: UNLV scholar reframes the White House’s rejection of climate science
Feb. 19, 2017
At UNLV, Emma Bloomfield is helping students appreciate the ethics of political messaging. Specializing in rhetoric and science communication, the assistant professor directs her classes to challenge her lectures and, sometimes, their own beliefs ...
The Green Valley High School football team warms up on its home field before the Henderson Bowl against Basic, Friday, Oct. 9, 2015.
School District considers swapping grass for turf
Feb. 17, 2017
Nevada's largest school district is considering switching its football fields from grass to artificial turf. KLAS-TV reports that Clark County School District's Bonding Committee heard a presentation on ...
A variety of resources are avaiable for students in need at the Communities in Schools classroom at Sunrise Mountain High School, Friday Jan. 13, 2017.
New report paints bleak picture for special-needs students in Nevada
Feb. 14, 2017
Students with disabilities in Nevada face tough odds when it comes to advancing through grade school and college, according to a new report. The report, put out this week by ...
Spectators look down on the Nevada Assembly on the opening day of the legislative session, Monday, Feb. 6, 2017 in Carson City.
The 2017 Nevada Legislature: Fault lines and big ideas
Feb. 13, 2017
Think government, and you’re likely to picture whatever drama is unfolding today in Washington, D.C. But closer to home, in Carson City, lawmakers are deciding issues that will affect Nevadans more directly than much of what’s coming from the nation’s capital — such as the quality of schools, the growth of the Southern Nevada economy and access to public lands. The 2017 session of the Nevada Legislature began ...
Change the GAME is this year’s anti-bullying theme at Brinley Middle School.
Middle school students take on bullying
Feb. 13, 2017
More than 1 out of every 5 students in the U.S. reported being bullied in 2016, according to the National Center for Educational Statistics. The most recent data for Nevada is from the 2013-14 school year, in which the state documented 3,754 reports of incidents, Clark County accounting for 2,286 of them. School-based bullying prevention programs can decrease bullying by as much as 25 percent, which is why, since the start of this school year, students at Findlay, Swainston and Brinley middle schools have worked with teams of volunteer mentors to design custom anti-bullying campaigns ...
Nevada Treasurer Dan Schwartz testifies in committee at the Legislative Building in Carson City on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015.
Lawmakers scold state treasurer over handling of education programs
Feb. 9, 2017
A Senate Finance Committee hearing today to review Educational Savings Accounts, the Nevada College Kick Start Program account and other accounts managed by the Nevada Treasurer’s Office morphed into a critique of the office and of the ...
Eldorado High substitute teacher, coach arrested on sex charges involving student
Feb. 6, 2017
A substitute teacher and assistant girls basketball coach at Eldorado High School was arrested last week and charged with sex acts with a minor ...
UNLV President Len Jessup offers his State of the University speech Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016.
UNLV president among hundreds to sign letter on Trump order
Feb. 3, 2017
UNLV was one of nearly 600 colleges and universities represented in a letter sent Friday to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security expressing concern over ...
Faculty, parents and students attend a rally at Von Tobel Middle School in Las Vegas on Oct. 26, 2016. The rally was to discuss the school's inclusion on a shortlist to be converted into a charter school.
Achievement schools delay relieves CCSD officials
Feb. 1, 2017
The decision to postpone the conversion of a handful of public schools into charters this year has cast a cloud over one of Gov. Brian Sandoval’s key education programs, but ...
Culinary schools struggle with enrollment decline
Jan. 29, 2017
With enrollment in culinary institutes in decline and programs across the country closing their doors, schools such as the New England Culinary Institute in Montpelier, Vt., which graduated celebrity chef Alton Brown, and the Culinary Institute of Charleston, S.C., are committed to staying relevant and in demand ...

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