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August 19, 2017

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Linda Cavazos is sworn in as a Clark County School District trustee on Aug. 17, 2017. She was appointed to fill the remainder of Erin Cranor's term, which expires in 2018.
Former teacher Linda Cavazos fills vacancy on CCSD board
Aug. 17, 2017
Former teacher Linda Cavazos has joined the Clark County School District board of trustees to fill the spot vacated by Erin Cranor. Cavazos was selected to ...
UNR student won't be expelled for hateful rally in Virginia
Aug. 15, 2017
The president of the University of Nevada, Reno says a UNR student who gained notoriety for rallying with white nationalists in Virginia will not be expelled or ...
Clark County School District (CCSD) Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky delivers his annual State of the Schools address before an audience of educators, students and community leaders to highlight the district's growth and accomplishments at Valley High School on Friday, Jan. 27, 2017.
The new CCSD: Radical reconfiguration gives schools more control over their future
Aug. 14, 2017
Students starting classes Monday in the Clark County School District might not notice a change, but the district’s operational structure is going through a massive change — an ongoing effort to shift control from administration to schools. The shift has been years in the making, with the bipartisan passage of ...
DeVos say school vouchers part of tax overhaul discussions
Aug. 12, 2017
Unlike traditional school vouchers, which are directly funded by the states or in the case of Washington, D.C., the federal government, these programs don't use any public money. Instead, those who contribute to the voucher program get ...
Instructor Carter Chiu, left, talks with middle school student Tiffany Zhan, center, and high schooler Jessica Li, right, about their UNO coding project during UNITE, a teacher-student STEM/Big Data 6-week camp, at UNLV, Tuesday, July 11, 2017. Clark County School District teamed up with UNLV to provide a crash course in Big Data programming for middle school, high school students and teachers to help the advancement of STEM education.
STEM gender gap spurs push to support research
Aug. 11, 2017
A gender gap persists in science, technology, engineering and math, a problem that researchers say could begin to be understood and then solved through research. ...
UNLV Boyd School of Law  Dean Daniel W. Hamilton, pictured at the commencement ceremony on May 12, 2017, recently welcomed health law scholar Dr. David Orentlicher to the faculty,
New UNLV law professor aims to help students craft health care legislation
Aug. 8, 2017
Frequently cited as one of the top health law scholars in the nation, Dr. David Orentlicher is joining the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law. Orentlicher recently spoke with the Las Vegas Sun about his reasons for choosing Las Vegas and his goals. ...<=
Teachers participate in training by SafeDefend to help protect students and staff in the event of an active shooting situation at Lamb of God Lutheran Church & School in Las Vegas, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017.
School teachers train to take on active shooters
Aug. 4, 2017
Teachers at Lamb of God Lutheran Church & School in Las Vegas learned to use SafeDefend, a system built on the “run, hide, fight” philosophy that encourages planning for the worst-case scenario. Almost three-fourths of active-shooter incidents end before police get to the scene ...
A number of back-to-school events, like this fair at the Galleria Mall in 2016, are scheduled for the next two weeks in anticipation of the first day of school on Monday, Aug. 14.
Countdown to first day: Here’s your back-to-school resource guide
Aug. 3, 2017
School starts early this year in the Clark County School District, Monday, Aug. 14. Here’s a list of events and services to help parents and students prepare for the first bell. ...
UNLV President Len Jessup congratulates a student during a stethoscope ceremony by UNLV School of Medicine for its inaugural class of medical students at the Student Union on July 17, 2017. 60 students were honored and presented with stethoscopes donated by Constantine George, MD.
Acting dean appointed for UNLV School of Medicine
Aug. 2, 2017
Just weeks after its initial class, the UNLV School of Medicine appointed an acting dean on Wednesday as founding dean Dr. Barbara Atkinson recovers from surgery. ...
Police: Teacher arrested after corporal punishment incident
July 28, 2017
A special education teacher from Ruthe Deskin Elementary School was arrested today in connection with the corporal punishment of a student, according to ...
Carlos Holguin poses for a photo at Gold Spike in downtown Las Vegas prior to his band's set, Saturday, July 16, 2017. Carlos—a first-generation college graduate—received his music degree from UNLV.
How students are overcoming the nation’s education inequality
July 24, 2017
Higher education opens so many doors. But what about the door to college? For those aspiring to be the first in their families to reach that level, the challenges are daunting ...
UNLV School of Medicine Vice Dean Ellen Cosgrove greets students during a stethoscope ceremony by UNLV School of Medicine for its inaugural class of medical students at the Student Union on July 17, 2017. 60 students were honored and presented with stethoscopes donated by Constantine George, MD.
UNLV School of Medicine opens with stethoscope ceremony
July 17, 2017
The long-awaited UNLV School of Medicine kicked off today with members of the inaugural class honored with stethoscopes at a ceremony. The class of 60 students were chosen from a pool of more than 900 applicants. There are ...
Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky talks with students at Dean Petersen Elementary School in Las Vegas on Aug. 29, 2016.
CCSD works toward compliance with reorganization law
July 14, 2017
The Clark County School District’s reorganization is moving forward with the goal of increasing autonomy and improving performance. ...
Middle school student Joshua Yee, 12, works on his coding project during UNITE, a teacher-student STEM/Big Data 6-week camp, at UNLV, Tuesday, July 11, 2017. Clark County School District teamed up with UNLV to provide a crash course in Big Data programming for middle school, high school students and teachers to help the advancement of STEM education.
UNLV summer program spurs STEM education
July 13, 2017
Teachers and students from across the Clark County School District are looking toward the future of STEM education with a six-week crash course underway at UNLV. ...
UNLV geoscience expert Matthew Lachniet explains rising temperatures in the West, as Colby Pellegrino, director of water resources at Southern Nevada Water Authority, and Lynn Fenstermaker of Desert Research Institute look on. The trio spoke during a panel discussion on climate and drought at UNLV on June 29, 2017.
Water experts: Climate change intensifying effects of persistent drought
July 5, 2017
The effects of global climate change are being felt in the West’s continuing drought, according to a panel discussion at UNLV last week. Wildfires have increased over the last several years, something one of Colby Pellegrino’s mentors told her years ago would show that climate change is legitimate. “We’ll know if it’s real, because the West will be on fire long before ...

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