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November 23, 2017

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In this Nov. 16, 2017, photo, students take a quiz in Michael Briggs' seventh-grade algebra class at Lake Mead Christian Academy in Henderson.
Accountability a question in Nevada school-choice program
Nov. 20, 2017
Standardized tests are a given in public school, and they're mandatory for Nevada private schools participating in the state's budding school-choice program. "We're not one of those schools that find testing expectations to be onerous or unacceptable," said Sue Blakeley, founder of Lake Mead Christian Academy in Henderson. "We believe having the opportunity to educate children is ...
Former Clark coach charged with felony lewdness with child
Nov. 17, 2017
A former Clark High School soccer coach was arrested on Thursday for allegedly trying to hug and kiss a 14-year-old female student on campus last month ...
Police: Former CCSD teacher assistant battered two elementary school students
Nov. 13, 2017
Authorities arrested and charged a 61-year-old former Clark County School District employee today with two counts of felony child abuse after an internal investigation ...
Mabel Hoggard Elementary School fifth graders Miguel and Paola help maintain the school's farm on October 23, 2017. The school's life science program includes 42 species and more than 130 animals for students to help raise.
Farm program lets students learn hands-on from animals
Nov. 5, 2017
Life sciences teacher Kimberly Law helped start an animal program more than 10 years ago with a couple of snakes, which were offered as a way for students to gain a hands-on, real-life study of the subject. Her class, which she began teaching full-time in 2012, has since expanded to include an “animal lab” classroom with exotic birds, reptiles and rodents, as well as a farm outside with desert tortoises, ducks, chickens and other animals. ...
Clark County School District Board trustees, from left, Kevin Child, Carolyn Edwards, and Deanna Wright, applaud during the official opening ceremony for Mission High School Monday, Oct. 23, 2017. The school, currently with 21 students, is the first all-public, recovery high school in the U.S., designed for students in recovery from substance abuse and dependency.
Outside complaint led to ban of School Board member, Skorkowsky says
Nov. 2, 2017
Clark County School Board member Kevin Child was the subject of a complaint from an outside government agency for his behavior on a campus ...
Las Vegas school truancy officer accused of choking student
Oct. 27, 2017
A veteran Las Vegas-area truancy officer has been arrested and suspended after being accused of illegally entering a home and choking a 16-year-old ...
Truancy officer accused of illegally entering student’s home
Oct. 26, 2017
A Clark County School District truancy officer is accused of illegally entering a student’s home and assaulting him earlier this month ...
A tow truck driver rights a Clark County School District bus after an accident on Alexander Road at Jensen Street Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. The bus had an accident with a sedan and overturned.
Two students hospitalized after bus rolls over in northwest Las Vegas
Oct. 26, 2017
Four people, including two elementary school students, were hospitalized this afternoon after a sedan crashed into a Clark County School District bus in the northwest valley ...
Clark County School District Trustee Kevin L. Child attends 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.
School Board member Kevin Child banned from CCSD property
Oct. 24, 2017
Clark County School Board member Kevin Child has been banned from School District property, Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky said today. Skorkowsky, citing student and ...
McWilliams Elementary School officials say they have seen a decrease in tardiness since implementing a walking school bus program.
Schools jump on the walking bus
Oct. 22, 2017
A program aimed at decreasing tardiness and absenteeism encourages students to walk to school in groups with parental supervision.
School District Police officer uses stun gun on student
Oct. 19, 2017
A Clark County School District Police officer used a stun gun on an unruly 16-year-old student this morning at Las Vegas High School, officials said. The officer shocked the boy shortly after 7 a.m. when ...
U.S. government teacher Matt Nighswonger introduces Congressman Ruben Kihuen (D-Nev) to his all-male, honors class at Shadow Ridge High School Monday, Oct. 16, 2017.
How one high school's all-male honors class is introducing students to government
Oct. 18, 2017
But with the new boys-only class both Nighswonger and his students report a more relaxed learning environment, including the ...
School District graduation rate hits a record 82.7 percent
Oct. 16, 2017
The Clark County School District is graduating high school students at a record rate, according to data released today. A total of 82.7 percent of seniors — 20,030 across the district’s four dozen-plus high schools — earned diplomas in ...
Girl, 14, arrested in stabbing at Clark High
Oct. 16, 2017
Police are investigating reports of a stabbing at Clark High School, according to Clark County School District Police Capt. Ken Young. The school was locked down following the reports, Young said, but no further details ...
Capt. Ken Young of the Clark County School District Police Department stands outside Chaparral High School Oct. 10, 2017. A 14-year-old female student was stabbed multiple times in the chest during a fight with a 16-year-old female student, Young said.
Student stabbed in fight at Chaparral High School
Oct. 10, 2017
A 14-year-old girl is expected to recover after being stabbed multiple times in the chest during a fight this morning with another female student at Chaparral High School, according to the Clark County School District. Police arrested ...

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