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Diane Chase, left, UNLV's executive vice president and provost, and Marta Meana, acting president of UNLV, during a groundbreaking ceremony for the first innovation building in the Harry Reid Research & Technology Park (UNLV Tech Park) on West Sunset Road near Durango Drive Tuesday, July 17, 2018.
UNLV breaks ground on research and tech park
July 17, 2018
UNLV broke ground today on the Harry Reid Research and Technology Park. The university marked the start of construction on a $35 million, four-story building, the first ...
From left, Matthew Gomez, Allie Ryerson, Brian Warren and Jeffrey Horn are interviewed at UNLV, Wednesday, July 11, 2018.
Powerhouse UNLV debate program is a guiding light for political discourse
July 15, 2018
Jacob Thompson has transformed UNLV from a startup to a top 10 program that competes against — and has defeated — heavyweights like Harvard ...
Metro Officer Charleston Hartfield is shown at community event at Molasky Family Park in Las Vegas, Aug. 2, 2011. Hartfield was killed when a gunman opened fire at a country music festival in Las Vegas on Oct. 1, 2017.
Push to name new school after officer slain in Oct. 1 shooting strikes chord with community
July 13, 2018
Hartfield, a Metro Police officer and a Nevada National Guard first sergeant, was out enjoying an open-air concert on Oct. 1 when he transformed from fan to first responder, ushering others to safety. Nine months later, names are being sought by CCSD for new campuses ...
Metro Officer Charleston Hartfield is shown at community event at Molasky Family Park in Las Vegas, Aug. 2, 2011. Hartfield was killed when a gunman opened fire at a country music festival in Las Vegas on Oct. 1, 2017.
Teachers want school named for officer killed in Oct. 1 shooting
July 9, 2018
Two teachers are petitioning to have a new elementary school named after an off-duty police officer who died in the Las Vegas mass shooting. KVVU-TV reports Clark County School District teachers ...
Savannah Martinez, 8, shows a book to her sister Sierra, 5, during a tour of Jan Jones Blackhurst Elementary School in the northwest valley Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017. The school is one of six new elementary schools preparing to welcome students on Aug. 14, the first day of school.
Funding challenges, teacher shortages reach Clark County classrooms
July 5, 2018
This past year, Angie Manzanares, a Leavitt Middle School science teacher, sold her break time between classes back to the Clark County School District so she could teach an additional class. Not only did this earn her $6,000 more a year, but it also made her class sizes smaller, which benefited her students. It was a ...
In this file photo, UNLV President Len Jessup sits down with editorial staff at Las Vegas Sun. In his first interview since resigning as president, Jessup called his time at the university "a complete honor and a privilege."
Jessup urges UNLV supporters to keep rallying for the university
June 29, 2018
Len Jessup says his lasting memories from UNLV include a number of big-splash moments, such as celebrations of fundraising and enrollment milestones as well as the opening of the university’s medical school. But things that happened far more quietly were just as ...
Nevada AG safe campus plan cites mobile app, 'red flag' laws
June 28, 2018
Hardening school campuses, encouraging students to report troubled classmates and having the Legislature look at so-called "red flag" laws to confiscate guns from people deemed to be a threat are among ways to ...
Teacher accused of child abuse involving student
June 15, 2018
A Harley A. Harmon Elementary School teacher was booked today on a count of felony child abuse involving a student, according to Clark County School District Police. Melody Carter, 58, surrendered after ...
School Board reviews draft policy protecting gender-diverse students
June 15, 2018
Clark County School Board trustees voted 4-3 late Thursday to move forward with a policy that protects students who are trans or nonbinary in their gender expression. The vote doesn’t enact the policy but ...
CCSD schools cut French and other electives to help bridge budget gap
June 7, 2018
“Each individual school site makes the decision on where they would make adjustments to their budget,” said CCSD spokesperson Mauricio Marin.
UNLV psychology professor Marta Meana has been chosen as the university's acting president.
UNLV Honors College Dean Marta Meana named acting president
June 4, 2018
Marta Meana, dean of UNLV’s Honors College, will take over July 1 as the university’s acting president while officials search for ...
Emma Cole, 10, talks with friends during Summer Food Service Program lunch at the Heinrich YMCA in Las Vegas on Wednesday, June 19, 2013. The Summer Food Service Program is a federal nutrition program designed to feed children free, nutritious meals and snacks during the months of June, July, and August when school is out.
With school out, summer meals programs ramp up for Las Vegas kids
June 3, 2018
Sixty-four percent of the 320,000 children in the Clark County School District receive free and reduced-price school meals, meaning they eat breakfast and lunch daily at school at no or little cost to their families ...
A group of students from Southern Nevada recently competed at the world championships for robotics design.
Student robotics teams from Southern Nevada shine at world championships
June 2, 2018
A group of elementary and middle school students from Southern Nevada competed late last month at the world championships for robotics design ...
Report: Nevada schools may have to choose between security, education resources
June 1, 2018
The Kenny Guinn Center for Policy Priorities, a nonprofit, bipartisan research and policy analysis center, looked into the costs of implementing security measures in Nevada schools — from installing surveillance cameras and metal detectors to ...
Students and instructors are shown in the advanced manufacturing lab at the Southeast Career and Technical Academy, Wednesday, May 23, 2018.
15 CCSD students headed to jobs at Tesla thanks to workforce training program
May 28, 2018
The high school seniors wore Tesla hats as they operated the various machines inside the Southeast Career Technical Academy’s advanced manufacturing lab in Las Vegas ...

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