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July 21, 2017

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UNLV School of Medicine Vice Dean Ellen Cosgrove greets students during a stethoscope ceremony by UNLV School of Medicine for its inaugural class of medical students at the Student Union on July 17, 2017. 60 students were honored and presented with stethoscopes donated by Constantine George, MD.
UNLV School of Medicine opens with stethoscope ceremony
July 17, 2017
The long-awaited UNLV School of Medicine kicked off today with members of the inaugural class honored with stethoscopes at a ceremony. The class of 60 students were chosen from a pool of more than 900 applicants. There are ...
Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky talks with students at Dean Petersen Elementary School in Las Vegas on Aug. 29, 2016.
CCSD works toward compliance with reorganization law
July 14, 2017
The Clark County School District’s reorganization is moving forward with the goal of increasing autonomy and improving performance. ...
Middle school student Joshua Yee, 12, works on his coding project during UNITE, a teacher-student STEM/Big Data 6-week camp, at UNLV, Tuesday, July 11, 2017. Clark County School District teamed up with UNLV to provide a crash course in Big Data programming for middle school, high school students and teachers to help the advancement of STEM education.
UNLV summer program spurs STEM education
July 13, 2017
Teachers and students from across the Clark County School District are looking toward the future of STEM education with a six-week crash course underway at UNLV. ...
John Vellardita, executive director of the Clark County Education Association, poses in the association offices Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012.
Dues, legislation drive teachers union skirmish
July 5, 2017
Differences over money and policy are putting the teachers’ union for Nevada’s biggest school district at odds with its state and national affiliate. ...
UNLV geoscience expert Matthew Lachniet explains rising temperatures in the West, as Colby Pellegrino, director of water resources at Southern Nevada Water Authority, and Lynn Fenstermaker of Desert Research Institute look on. The trio spoke during a panel discussion on climate and drought at UNLV on June 29, 2017.
Water experts: Climate change intensifying effects of persistent drought
July 5, 2017
The effects of global climate change are being felt in the West’s continuing drought, according to a panel discussion at UNLV last week. Wildfires have increased over the last several years, something one of Colby Pellegrino’s mentors told her years ago would show that climate change is legitimate. “We’ll know if it’s real, because the West will be on fire long before ...
Canadian-based scientist Andrew Pelling speaks at the Institute of Food Technology Conference at the Venetian on Monday, June 26, 2017.
Weird science: How today’s apple can become tomorrow’s ear
June 29, 2017
Canadian scientist and entrepreneur Andrew Pelling has made a career of veering off in new directions and testing unconventional theories ...
Jon Huntsman Sr. makes a $1 million gift to UNLV to study the region through the Harry Reid Endowed Chair for History of the Intermountain West. From left: Len Jessup, UNLV president, Sen. Harry Reid, Jon Huntsman Sr.
Huntsman-Reid friendship yields $1 million donation to UNLV
June 27, 2017
Philanthropist and businessman Jon Huntsman Sr. has donated $1 million to UNLV’s department of history to fund the study of the Intermountain West region ...
Review: Nevada education accountability plan strong, could be improved
June 27, 2017
Nevada’s federally mandated education accountability plan is strong but has room for improvement, according to an independent analysis requested by two nonprofit advocacy groups. Bellwether Education Partners and ...
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 ...

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