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May 25, 2017

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Education

Weighted funding will send millions to needy Nevada students
May 24, 2017
Unexpected state revenue and a bipartisan consensus to provide need-based education funds are converging at the Nevada Capitol with a deal to send tens of millions more dollars to Nevada public schools. State Superintendent Steve Canavero has negotiated ...
Schools locked down after nearby drive-by shooting
May 22, 2017
Two central valley elementary schools were locked down this morning after a nearby drive-by shooting by two people on mopeds, according to Metro and Clark County School District police. Two people riding mopeds ...
Alyssa Wilson, a Las Vegas High School junior, poses with her mother Sonja Palmer in Desert Breeze Park Tuesday, May 16, 2017. Wilson and her mother are upset at how the school handled an incident of sexual harassment.
Harassment on campus: As CCSD revamps its policy on sexual misconduct, one student speaks out about peer-to-peer problem
May 22, 2017
One study from the American Association of University Women found that 13 percent of girls in middle and high school reported being touched in an unwelcome sexual way during the school year they were surveyed, 9 percent reported being physically intimidated in a sexual way, and 4 percent reported being forced to do something sexual. (For boys, those percentages were 3, 2 and 0.2, respectively.)
Legislature passes bill on ethnic, diversity studies for high schoolers
May 18, 2017
Lawmakers are sending the governor a bill to create standards for ethnic and diversity studies in Nevada high schools. ...
Journey keyboardist Jonathan Cain and bass guitarist Ross Valory visited students at the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts on May 17, 2017.
'Stay on a good path': Journey members encourage students at Las Vegas Academy
May 18, 2017
An auditorium full of music students at Las Vegas Academy sat in awe as band members from legendary group Journey answered their questions about music, life and ...
Driver arrested after young child left on school bus, officials say
May 17, 2017
A school bus driver was arrested on a count of child endangerment after leaving a pre-kindergarten student on the bus after it was parked at ...
Spectators look down on the Nevada Assembly on the opening day of the legislative session, Monday, Feb. 6, 2017 in Carson City.
Bills on teacher evaluations, school bus seat belts among measures awaiting action
May 17, 2017
Bills on teacher performance and school bus safety are among measures requiring action this week to stay alive past Friday ...
Amari Carter, 5, protests the U.S. House passage of the plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act at the south gate of the Capitol in Austin, Texas, on Friday May 5, 2017. On May 8, a national sit-in orchestrated by the Women's March featured many women speaking out against what they see as social injustice in health care and other arenas.
Is it good to be a woman in Nevada?
May 15, 2017
The pioneering spirit of the West helped Nevada reach some progressive milestones early. But in 2017, a year that has uniquely mobilized women as a political force, where does the state stand in terms of their opportunities?
U.S. Rep. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., and Michael Spangler, dean of the School of Advanced & Applied Technologies at CSN, host a roundtable with students to discuss opportunities in STEM on Friday, May 12, 2017.
Rosen promotes STEM to bolster state’s workforce
May 13, 2017
Educators and politicians are looking for more ways to ensure an educated workforce for Nevada’s tech-related jobs. Getting youngsters started early is ...
Lawmakers take ESAs out of treasurer’s office
May 12, 2017
Nevada’s education savings account program is no longer under the treasurer’s office. ...
Students from Nate Mack Elementary, from left, Chacen Rasavong, Kole Jacobs and Elijah Biddle, were among the Nevada representatives at the 2017 VEX Robotics Worlds competition in Louisville, Ky. in April.
Student robotics teams and their business benefactors hope to build on momentum
May 12, 2017
A group of Henderson students involved in robotics clubs at their various schools recently competed in a world championship with the help of area businesses. the hard part wasn’t qualifying for the event — it was raising the money to travel the more than 1,800 miles to compete. ...
Lt. Gov. Mark Hutchison congratulates UNLV's Rachel Farner, a member of the student team behind the Resilient Arthroplasty Device which won first place in a recent stateside business plan competition in Reno.
UNLV student teams garner $55,000 in business competition
May 11, 2017
A trio of UNLV student teams took home big prizes in a statewide entrepreneur competition recently. ...
Sandoval signs bipartisan go-ahead for Vegas schools shakeup
May 9, 2017
Reorganizing the oversight of Las Vegas-area schools is intended to shift power from a central district office to individual schools ...
Las Vegas school cancels classes for possible norovirus outbreak
May 8, 2017
Imagine Schools at Mountain View announced the school will be closed today and tomorrow as a precautionary measure due to illnesses amongst the students ...
Fourth graders pose for a photo at the Parson's Patch garden at Parson Elementary School Tuesday, May 2, 2017.
With gardens in more than 100 local schools, Green Our Planet is transforming the desert
May 8, 2017
Last year, the nonprofit helped organize 125 markets through the Farmpreneur Program, a learning initiative that teaches fifth-graders the ins and outs of running a business. Some of the schools have expanded their market offerings from raw goods to candles and soaps made from herbs the students have grown.

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