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September 21, 2018

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Henderson school selling chicken to save teacher position
Sept. 19, 2018
A Henderson elementary is trying to save a teacher position through a unique fundraiser — selling chicken. KVVU-TV reports parents at Lamping Elementary held a fundraiser Wednesday at a Chick-Fil-A in Las Vegas with ...
A rendering shows Nevada State College's planned $62 million, 60,000-square-foot education building, which could see construction beginning in fall 2019.
Nevada State College president talks expansion, on-campus housing
Sept. 19, 2018
Nevada State College has experienced a 30 percent growth in enrollment over the last two years to nearly 5,000 students. With that growth comes an opportunity to expand the four-year college’s infrastructure, President Bart Patterson said Tuesday in his annual state of the college address. The Henderson school sits on 500 acres, most of which hasn’t been developed as officials work to secure funding for new projects. Patterson laid out ...
Students and parents wait outside Canyon Springs High School in North Las Vegas after a fatal shooting at a school ball field Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. School was out at the time of the shooting but many students were taking part in after-school activities, police said. One person was killed.
Metal detectors considered after rash of school gun incidents
Sept. 12, 2018
With seven gun-related incidents on school grounds this year, including the fatal shooting of a high school student Tuesday in North Las Vegas, officials are considering additional safety measures such as ...
Clark County School District's new superintendent, Jesus Jara talks with community members during one of his "Java with Jara" sessions at Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018.
Coffee events help new school superintendent get vital feedback
Sept. 9, 2018
New Clark County Schools Superintendent Jesus Jara, in an attempt to become more familiar with how the district functions, is hosting “Java with Jara” discussions this month ...
Program offers free online education for MGM Resorts employees
Sept. 7, 2018
MGM Resorts and the Nevada System of Higher Education have entered into a partnership to provide the gaming giant’s employees free online education. Marking the first partnership between ...
The future home of the UNLV School of Medicine.
Q+A: Chancellor discusses UNLV president search, med school's future and more
Sept. 5, 2018
When will UNLV start looking for a new president? Will Gov. Brian Sandoval be the university's next leader? Those were among the issues Chancellor Thom Reilly discussed ...
John Perri enters his classroom at Southwest Career and Technical Academy, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. He is celebrating his 50th year of teaching at CCSD.
His love of teaching math equals a half-century in CCSD schools
Sept. 2, 2018
Throughout his 50 years of teaching, he has mustered up more than a few ways to keep students engaged in learning concepts from puzzles that illustrate geometric principles to prime numbers used in factoring ...
Achievement gap hire aims to improve educational equality throughout Southern Nevada
Aug. 31, 2018
Schools across the country have an achievement gap between high-performing racial and ethnic groups-—whites and Asians—and low-performing groups, blacks and Hispanics. Clark County School District is no different, and similar to schools nationwide, it’s working to bridge the divide.
Review: ‘America to Me’ is a searing lesson in school inequity
Aug. 26, 2018
When does racial inequality begin? To answer the question, you could go back centuries. Or, as the empathetic, eye-opening documentary series “America to Me” does, you could go back to school ...
School district, union decide on plan over teachers' pay
Aug. 24, 2018
The Las Vegas-area school district and a teachers union have agreed on a plan that will improve teachers' pay over ...
The future home of the UNLV School of Medicine.
New approach: Planned UNLV School of Medicine will be built in two phases
Aug. 24, 2018
Both buildings will be constructed at the Shadow Lane Campus in the Las Vegas Medical District ...
Police: Boy, 16, arrested at school after gun found in backpack
Aug. 22, 2018
A Centennial High School student was arrested on campus today after officers found a 9mm handgun in his backpack, according to Clark County School District Police. The ...
The Faith Lutheran High School student body helps set up of the World Vision virtual reality set for the Kenya Project's Community Night.
Faith Lutheran students launch effort to help alleviate poverty in Kenya
Aug. 16, 2018
A group of students at Faith Lutheran Middle School & High School is teaming with nonprofit World Vision to help sponsor impoverished children in two Kenyan villages ...
Police: Student with loaded gun arrested at Henderson school
Aug. 13, 2018
A student at Green Valley High School in Henderson was arrested with a loaded handgun this morning, the first day of classes after ...
Clark County School District Superintendent Jesus Jara meets with the Las Vegas Sun editorial board on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018.
Q+A: New CCSD superintendent prioritizes curriculum, funding for his first year
Aug. 13, 2018
The new leader of the country’s fifth-largest school district wants to work with lawmakers to update the state’s decades-old funding formula and maximize current funds by streamlining curriculum ...

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