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May 16, 2022

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Liberty High School founding principal Emilio Fernandez poses for a photo at Liberty High School in Henderson Wednesday, May 4, 2022.
Principal helped make a name for Liberty, and school will honor his name
May 16, 2022
As the founding principal of Liberty High School, Emilio Fernandez was part of the Henderson school when there was still bare desert at what was then the southwest edge of the Las Vegas metro 20 years ago.
Do Clark County's crowded classes fuel school violence?
Do Clark County's crowded classes fuel school violence?
May 15, 2022
Bonanza High School science teacher Ariane Prichard says campus safety issues can be explained by the kind of class rosters she got at the start of this year — up to 42 students in a period, crammed into a biology classroom not designed for that many people.
An exterior view of the Clark County School District administrative offices Tuesday, March 29, 2022.
Survey finds CCSD students feel less safe at school as they get older
May 12, 2022
The district queried students in grades 4-12 for its annual survey, and found that about 79% said they feel safe. But the students’ sense of security dwindled as they grew older ...
Police: Substitute teacher accused of having weapon on Las Vegas school grounds
May 6, 2022
A substitute teacher was arrested Thursday for allegedly bringing a dagger to Shadow Ridge High School, police said. Officers arrested Aaron Bronley, 22, at ...
An exterior view of Eldorado High School Friday, April 8, 2022.
Teen held in Las Vegas school attack may get 3rd competency exam
May 6, 2022
A defense attorney in Las Vegas said Friday he may seek a third competency evaluation for a 16-year-old who faces sex assault, attempted murder and ...
Science teacher Anika Graack is interviewed outside her classroom after being announced as New Educator of the Year (High School) at Sunrise High School Wednesday, May 4, 2022. The award is one of seven New Educator of the Year awards being announced in the district during Teacher Appreciation Week.
Sunrise Mountain science teacher is 1 of CCSD’s 7 new educators of the year
May 5, 2022
Sunrise Mountain High School science teacher Anika Graack wants her students to know that she cares for them. She thinks that commitment to connections is ...
Superintendent Jesus Jara attends a CCSD School Board of Trustees meeting at the Clark County School District Education Center Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021.
School Board to hear consultants' suggestions on good governance
May 4, 2022
Members of the Clark County School Board should tone down their social media posts, keep in tight communication with the superintendent and generally project a unified message, according to a suggested ...
Frank Slaughter poses by equipment in the Slaughter House fitness room at Mission High School Wednesday, April 20, 2022.
Fitness room: something ‘real’ to help out Las Vegas students
May 2, 2022
It’s a fitness room, formerly two small, windowless classrooms, now filled with donated treadmills, rowing machines, free weights and heavy bags — and the optimism of Frank Slaughter, former UNLV boxing coach. Mission High School is a tiny, specialized school just north of downtown ...
An exterior view of the Southeast Career and Technical Academy (SECTA) Tuesday, April 26, 2022. The academy has been named the best magnet school in the nation by Magnet Schools of America.
Clark County's SECTA named best magnet school in the country
April 27, 2022
Southeast Career and Technical Academy has been named the best magnet school in the nation by Magnet Schools of America. SECTA bested more than 400 schools ...
An exterior view of Eldorado High School in Las Vegas Friday, April 8, 2022. A student who attacked a teacher in a classroom at the school is facing counts of attempted murder and sexual assault, according to Las Vegas Metro Police.
Alert system installed after attack this month on Eldorado High teacher
April 27, 2022
New panic buttons are in place at Eldorado High School in the wake of a brutal attack on a teacher in her classroom earlier this month, Clark County School District officials ...
Henderson City Councilman Dan Stewart poses for a photo at Green Valley High School Thursday, April 21, 2022.
Initiative supporters say Nevada has outgrown its county-based school districts
April 24, 2022
Anyone who would take another swing at breaking up the Clark County School District, after 30 years of unsuccessful attempts to carve it into smaller, independent districts, would have to be brimming with optimism and confidence.
Three teens accused of seeking fight at North Las Vegas high school
April 21, 2022
Three teenagers were arrested at Legacy High School in North Las Vegas on Thursday morning after coming on campus allegedly with a gun and the intention of starting a fight, school district police said. Clark County School District ...
Ex-teacher accused of lewdness with student at Clark County school
April 21, 2022
A former Clark County School District elementary special education teacher arrested last week has been charged with allegedly ...
An exterior view of Foothill High School in Henderson Wednesday, April 20, 2022.
3 students arrested in separate incidents at Clark County schools
April 20, 2022
Students at three Clark County schools were charged for alleged, separate classroom attacks against teachers across the valley Wednesday. Police and school district officials said a student pulled a knife ...
A look at the "Zen Den," a reset room at Ruby Duncan Elementary School, where students can go to cool down when they're agitated, talk out their feelings with a counselor and learn to control their emotions to avoid acting out in the future, at the school Thursday April 7, 2022.
Students find calm in North Las Vegas school's ‘Zen Den'
April 19, 2022
In this classroom at Ruby Duncan Elementary School in North Las Vegas there are no desks and few chairs in the spacious area that used to be a science lab. There also is a tent made of gauze and ...

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