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September 20, 2019

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Local students to stage walkouts today to tackle climate change
Sept. 20, 2019
Three days before the United Nations convenes an emergency summit on climate change, young people around the world, including in Las Vegas, will lead an effort to prioritize ...
UNLV Faculty Senate set to debate referendum on delaying presidential search
Sept. 17, 2019
UNLV’s Faculty Senate will vote Sept. 24 on whether to present a referendum to the wider faculty to postpone the ...
Clark County School District Superintendent Jesus Jara attends a news conference at CCSD headquarters Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. The district and the teachers union announced a tentative agreement to avoid a strike.
Clark County teachers contract approved, ending months-long school battle
Sept. 12, 2019
Under the amended contract, the union and the district will form focus groups to work toward the establishment of a new professional development system to replace the column ...
Freshmen Alan Francisco, left, and Isabelle Conde head to classes on the first day of school at Cristo Rey St. Viator Las Vegas College Preparatory, a new Catholic high school in North Las Vegas, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019.
New Catholic school with work component opens in North Las Vegas
Sept. 3, 2019
The plot of land at the corner of Las Vegas Boulevard North and Van Der Meer Street seemed to be empty forever. Now, it’s home to a brand-new Catholic high school with a mission to serve the surrounding North Las Vegas community and ...
A bus driver waits for his passengers at Del Webb Middle School Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012.
Clark County schools start communitywide strategy to reduce absenteeism
Aug. 30, 2019
A new pilot program initiated by the Clark County School District with assistance from partner organizations aims to solve a recurring problem in Las Vegas: Students missing school ...
Gov. Steve Sisolak, center, poses with Clark County Schools Superintendent Jesus Jara, left, and John Vellardita, executive director of the Clark County Education Association, during a news conference at CCSD headquarters Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019.
School district, union reach agreement to avoid teachers strike
Aug. 28, 2019
The Clark County School District and the teachers union reached an agreement to prevent what would have been the largest educator strike in Nevada history ...
Police say teen threatened to shoot up football game
Aug. 27, 2019
A teen was arrested on a count of making a terrorist threat after he posted on Facebook that he was going to shoot up a North Las Vegas high school football game, according to ...
Teachers and supporters in red shirts fill the sidewalk in front of Liberty High School in Henderson Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019.
Clark County School District files for injunction to stop teacher strike
Aug. 26, 2019
The Clark County School District and the Clark County Education Association have agreed to mediation in an effort to reach a contract agreement and avoid a potential teacher strike, the district announced Tuesday. The news comes less than 24 hours after the district announced ...
Teachers applaud a speaker during a Clark County School Board meeting at Liberty High School in Henderson Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. The Clark County Education Association teachers union has scheduled a strike for Sept. 10 if it doesn't reach an agreement with the district.
Clark County school board shuts down tense meeting
Aug. 22, 2019
The Clark County School District Board of Trustees abruptly ended Thursday night’s school board meeting after board President Lola Brooks attempted to cut off public comment from educators demanding ...
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.
Teachers union sets tentative strike date; schools to stay open
Aug. 20, 2019
The largest teachers union in Clark County will strike Sept. 10 if it doesn’t reach an agreement with the Clark County School District by Friday, the union announced in an email to educators this morning. The Clark County Education Association’s announcement comes in response to ...
The UNLV School of Nursing was named a Center of Excellence from the National League for Nursing, a leading professional organization for nurse educators. Students from left, Miabella Sargent, Jessica Simon and Isabella Garcia are pictured listening to a heart beat during a class in the spring of 2017.
UNLV School of Nursing earns national recognition
Aug. 19, 2019
Lauren Shipton wanted something other than a career as a professional dancer on the Strip. With a passion for caretaking and physiology, nursing seemed like the ideal fit. When Shipton, 36, joined the UNLV School of Nursing in 2017, she was attracted to ...
Clark County Commissioner Justin C. Jones speaks during a commission meeting at the Clark County Government Center on Tuesday, July 16, 2019.
Tax increase proposal would raise $54 million annually for schools, social services
Aug. 18, 2019
The plan calls for half of the proceeds to go toward the Clark County School District to pay for early childhood and adult education, and for incentives for the ...
UNLV commencement ceremonies take place May 14, 2016, at the Thomas & Mack Center. UNLV traditionally hosts a festive luncheon on graduation day for administrators, faculty and distinguished guests. Sources say that Regent Kevin Page abused his official privileges by bringing a group of 10 people to the 2016  luncheon.
Sources: Regent well versed in making demands
Aug. 18, 2019
Sources say Regent Kevin Page has brought large groups to the UNLV graduation luncheon several times, including an entourage of more than 10 people in 2016 — part of what sources describe as a pattern of abusing …
School evacuated after reports of smoke
Aug. 15, 2019
The Advanced Technologies Academy was evacuated today after reports of smoke coming from an electrical room, Las Vegas Fire & Rescue officials said. Nobody was ...
Students moved after power outages at two schools
Aug. 15, 2019
Students at Chaparral High and George E. Harris Elementary were being relocated to other schools this morning because of a power outage, according to ...

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