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June 22, 2017

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Clark County School Board members Carolyn Edwards, left, and Erin Cranor talk after a speech by Washington, D.C. schools chancellor Kaya Henderson Thursday, March 20, 2014.
CCSD Trustee Cranor resigns to attend law school at BYU
June 21, 2017
Clark County School District Trustee Erin Cranor announced Wednesday she will resign this summer to attend law school at Brigham Young University. Cranor told the board she was recently awarded a a fellowship to earn a joint degree so she can practice law in social justice and civil rights. “I have tried to do as much ...
Gov. Brian Sandoval signs one of three bills benefiting higher education in front of a packed lobby at UNLV’s Greenspun Hall on Thursday, June 15, 2017.
Sandoval signs bills earmarking millions for UNLV, including med school
June 16, 2017
Millions of dollars in funding are headed toward future engineering and medical school buildings at UNLV. Gov. Brian Sandoval said the state has invested millions in ...
A parent addresses the Clark County School District "Protect Our Kids" panel at Chaparral High School Thursday, June 15, 2017. The event was an opportunity for parents, teachers and advocates to speak out regarding a new policy and regulation proposal aimed to expand background checks, further regulate communication between staff and students, while also updating employee training.
New rules to limit student-teacher contact are debated at CCSD forum
June 16, 2017
Following a string of arrests of school employees accused of inappropriate and sexual contact with students this past year, the Clark County School District and community partners Thursday night outlined and discussed new policy and regulation proposals ...
2017 Kids Count report on Nevada is a mixed bag
2017 Kids Count report on Nevada is a mixed bag
June 13, 2017
The analysis of 16 indicators across four major categories — economics, education, family and community, and health — shows Nevada holding steady at No. 47 for overall child well-being, though improvements have been made in many areas.
In this Sept. 5, 2009 file photo, hikers wade through the Virgin River at the entrance to The Narrows in Zion National Park, Utah.
Las Vegas fourth-graders heading to Zion as part of initiative
June 9, 2017
One group of fourth-graders will have no problem bragging this fall about what they did on their summer vacation ...
Art Eggers, a College of Southern Nevada engineering professor, poses behind a Drone America Savant fixed-wing drone in an engineering technology lab at CSN's Cheyenne Campus in North Las Vegas Tuesday, June 6, 2017. The Savant can fly for more than 2 hours, depending on configuration, allowing long distance flights and large area surveys.
Drone technician program at CSN gets ready to fly
June 8, 2017
Students will learn fabrication and engineering skills to build and repair drones, as well as programming skills to work on the software that controls the devices ...
Council puts $100,000 toward school for students battling addiction
June 7, 2017
The Las Vegas City Council today threw its support and $100,000 behind a new public high school for students overcoming drug addiction. The school, which ...
School bus driver accused of sexual misconduct involving student
June 6, 2017
A school bus driver has been arrested on sexual misconduct and child pornography counts involving a student, according to Clark County School District Police. Dominique Joiner, 24, was arrested Monday on ...
The Nevada State Legislature building is pictured on Friday, June 2, 2017.
ESAs' loss of earmarked money from pot tax is rainy day fund's gain
June 6, 2017
A 10 percent tax on recreational marijuana sales initially proposed to help pay for Education Savings Accounts will instead bolster Nevada’s rainy day fund after legislators chose not to move forward with the school voucher program ...
Gov. Brian Sandoval prepares to hand a $25 million check to Luis Valera, vice president for government affairs and compliance for UNLV, on Monday, June 5, 2017, at the Nevada Capitol.
$25 million donation to help UNLV medical school become reality
June 5, 2017
An anonymous donor is helping put $25 million toward the UNLV medical school. Gov. Brian Sandoval said that his rough estimate is that the state has invested ...
Members of the Valley High School Key Club perform a song as Clark County School District (CCSD) Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky will deliver his annual State of the Schools address before an audience of educators, students and community leaders to highlight the district's growth and accomplishments on Friday, Jan. 27, 2017.
What to know about Clark County's new academic calendar
June 4, 2017
Students in the Clark County School District will come back from summer two weeks earlier this year, starting classes Aug. 14.
Portable classrooms at the Sandy Valley school sit mostly idle following flood damage three years ago. The campus, pictured Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, now features twice as many portable classrooms as permanent ones.
Legislature OKs education budget — minus ESA funding
June 3, 2017
A state program to help parents put kids in private school is unfunded in an education budget bill that has now passed both the Senate and Assembly ...
Police: Substitute teacher suggested ‘hookup’ with student via Snapchat
June 2, 2017
In Snapchat messages uncovered by detectives, a South Academic Center substitute teacher propositioned a 16-year-old girl for sex and asked if he could trust her, because he knew he could ...
An assembly line is shown for the BackPack for Kids program at Three Squares north campus, 4220 N. Pecos Rd., Wednesday, March 16, 2016. The meal backpacks are sent home with children on Fridays to cover them with food for the weekend.
Local students don't have to go hungry during summer vacation
June 2, 2017
More than 200,000 Clark County School District students will struggle to find food during summer vacation. The district and Three Square food bank are combating that reality.
Anonymous $5 million donation spurs future institute for teachers
June 1, 2017
Nevada is looking to fund a selective program to attract and train future teachers, using a $5 million anonymous donation along with $1 million from the state.

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