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January 16, 2017

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For complicated jobs, take the extra time to do it right
Jan. 16, 2017
Reorganizing any school district is a complicated process, but the size and complexity of Clark County's adds several degrees of difficulty. CCSD is the fifth-largest school district in the U.S., with more than 350 schools and 350,000 students, including a large percentage of English-language learners ...
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.
Endgame murky for schools chosen for Nevada's Achievement School District
Jan. 12, 2017
Charter school companies will take over struggling public institutions chosen for Nevada’s controversial Achievement School District. But when, if ever, will the schools transition back?
Police: Campus gun case was 11th this school year
Jan. 10, 2017
Las Vegas school police say the arrest of two middle school students accused of bringing a gun and bullets to campus marked the 11th weapon case this school year. Clark County School District Police Capt. Ken Young said ...
Education crusade would taint Sandoval’s time as governor
Jan. 9, 2017
Months after the Nevada Supreme Court issued a permanent injunction against the education savings account law’s implementation, it’s all but a given that Gov. Brian Sandoval will try to pluck it ...
Study explores link between college debt, 'boomerang' effect
Jan. 8, 2017
While both college debt and the "boomerang" phenomenon are growing, a new study casts doubt on the notion that staggering student loans are driving young adults back to their parents' doorsteps ...
Police: Boy, 12, arrested at school with loaded gun
Jan. 6, 2017
A student was arrested today after officers found a loaded, small-caliber gun in his backpack at Anthony Saville Middle School, according to Clark County School District Police Capt. Ken Young. The student ...
Teacher accused in student-sex case is dad of New Year's baby
Jan. 5, 2017
A Legacy High School substitute teacher and football coach was arrested in a student-sex case just days after he and his wife made news as parents of ...
Basketball team head coach Darryl Littlefield talks technique as they practice at the new charter school SLAM Nevada geared towards sports management on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016.
Las Vegas charter school uses sports to reach students academically
Jan. 1, 2017
SLAM Academy is a charter school specializing in leadership and management, but the core of those studies is sports. Its first crop of 500 students in grades six through nine just finished their first semester, hoping the experience will jump-start internships and careers in sports, from medicine to marketing a pro franchise ...
The CCSD Board of Trustees are shown during a meeting at the Las Vegas Academy on Tuesday, September 29, 2015.
CCSD files lawsuit over reorganization
Dec. 22, 2016
Citing a laundry list of concerns about its development and implementation, the Clark County School Board of Trustees filed suit Wednesday against the state regulation that directed a required reorganization of the school district. ...
15-year suspension for UNR fraternity where pledge died
Dec. 20, 2016
A fraternity on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno where an 18-year-old pledge died in October has been suspended for 15 years for violating the school's alcohol policy. The school said in a statement Tuesday its Office of Student Conduct launched an ...
Students: Do away with hate, negativity
Dec. 20, 2016
Nov. 29, 2016, is a date I’ll never forget. It was the day of my first year at the Sun Youth Forum, and I was blown out of the water. I was surrounded by like-minded students who took a stance in their community and used their voice for the better. Everyone in our room had something to say; some butted heads, but for the most part we all came to a civil conclusion ...
School Board postpones decision about using Caesars exec as mentor
Dec. 19, 2016
Amid an avalanche of criticism from community members and passionate objections of some trustees, the Clark County School Board decided to hold off on a controversial decision to bring on Caesars’ executive Jan Jones Blackhurst as a “mentor” ...
Students optimistic about America’s future
Dec. 19, 2016
Division on a number of issues spilled from the 2016 presidential campaign into the America discussion at the 60th annual Las Vegas Sun Youth Forum. But despite the contrasting views, all 35-plus Clark County high school students were respectful to one another and all agreed on the importance of showing courtesy in dealing with problematic subjects, such as improving the election system, the country regrouping after such a volatile campaign, advancing social rights and working toward higher education reform ...
NSC names new provost
Dec. 16, 2016
Vickie Shields has been named Nevada State College's new provost and executive vice president, effective June 1. ...
School Board President Linda Young, center, speaks during a Clark County School Board meeting at the Edward Greer Education Center on East Flamingo Road Wednesday, May 16, 2012.
School Board head may have purposely shut out CCSD superintendent
Dec. 15, 2016
A key meeting was scheduled by Board President Linda Young during a week when she knew Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky would be absent. Trustee Deanna Wright said ...

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