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February 20, 2018

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Sonia Anderson, standing, looks on during the opening day of operations for her Piggy Bank Program–an on-campus banking education program for local elementary schools–at Decker Elementary School, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018.
Group shows grade school students the importance of saving money
Feb. 19, 2018
Sonia Anderson spent more than two decades working in the credit card counseling and debt management industry. Along the way, she noticed a trend among young borrowers ...
In this frame grab from video provided by WPLG-TV, students from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., evacuate the school following a shooting, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (WPLG-TV via AP)
Clark County schools address safety after Florida shooting
Feb. 15, 2018
Citing Wednesday’s mass shooting at a Florida high school, Clark County School District Police today sent out email and phone alerts to parents outlining security measures in place in ...
Las Vegas first-grade teacher arrested on suspicion of grabbing student's neck
Feb. 14, 2018
An elementary school teacher was arrested Tuesday on a felony count of child abuse after an incident in November in which she allegedly grabbed one of her first-grade students by his neck, according to the ...
A heated discussion at the University of California, Berkeley, on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, accompanies the visit of Ben Shapiro, the latest in a line of conservative speakers to roil the campus.
Are U.S. college campuses free speech zones? Experts talk it out at UNLV
Feb. 14, 2018
When administrators at the University of California-Irvine set out to update the school’s policies on how to handle appearances by divisive or unpopular speakers on campus, they set a goal of completing their work in three months. That was 10 months ago ...
Students from After School All-Stars enjoy some street hockey while the Vegas Golden Knights host a Youth Hockey Clinic at AutoNation Toyota on Tuesday, March 7, 2017.
Golden Knights helping bring street hockey to middle schools
Feb. 12, 2018
Move over dodgeball. Street hockey will soon be added to physical education classes at Southern Nevada middle schools. Today, the Clark County School District announced an initiative to ...
School district rolls out training on student-teacher relationships
Feb. 5, 2018
The Clark County School District is introducing mandatory training on appropriate student-teacher relationships during a school year when there have been five sex-related arrests ...
Will your kid’s teacher soon be replaced by a robot?
Feb. 2, 2018
During an interview with the Sun, Brooking Institution senior fellow Michael Hansen recapped President Donald Trump’s moves on education and offered insight on other topics related to schools — a shortage of minority teachers, the best way to evaluate teachers’ performance, vouchers and …
Q&A: Will your kid’s teacher soon be replaced by a robot?
Feb. 1, 2018
As a researcher who specializes in education, Michael Hansen was watching closely as President Donald Trump took office in January. Trump had made a campaign promise to steer billions of dollars into expanding ...
Police: High school teacher accused of lewdness with a minor
Jan. 29, 2018
A high school teacher was arrested Friday on counts including lewdness with a minor and attempted kidnapping, according to Clark County School District Police. Renee Rine, 36, was arrested on ...
Police: Teacher accused of lewdness with a child
Jan. 22, 2018
A Clark County middle school teacher was arrested Friday on counts of lewdness with a child, according to Metro Police. Kweku Turkson, 37, was being held at the Clark County Detention Center on three counts of ...
16-year-old charged with sexual assault of teens
Jan. 18, 2018
A 16-year-old high school student is being charged as an adult with sexually assaulting at least four teenage victims in Las Vegas. Defense attorney Dustin Marcello on Thursday cast ...
Joe and Tracey Robbins, parents of Oct. 1 shooting victim Quinton Robbins, are shown during an emotional ceremony for their son at B. Mahlon Brown Academy of International Studies in Henderson, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018.
At school tribute, poignant memories of a beloved former student slain Oct. 1
Jan. 18, 2018
The lasting impact of 20-year-old Quinton Robbins’ death was apparent in the way his junior high school instructors choked up as they spoke affectionately about the boy nicknamed “Q.” But they weren’t the only ones who were emotional ...
Clark County School Board trustee Deanna Wright, center, speaks after Pat Skorkowsky, superintendent of the Clark County School District, announced his retirement, at the end of his contract in June 2018, during an event at Bracken Elementary School Thursday , Sept. 7, 2017. With Wright are trustees Carolyn Edwards, left, and Linda Young.
Board seeks to whittle down its wish list for the next schools chief
Jan. 10, 2018
The board will decide on a timeline for a series of meetings where parents and the general public can weigh in on priorities ...
Rachel Warbelow, director of college access and AP computer science teacher, leads an ACT study group at the Equipo Academy charter school Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017. The school will graduate its first class this June and is aiming to have 100% of seniors accepted to college.
Charter school's first graduating class on track for 100 percent college acceptance rate
Jan. 8, 2018
Seven years ago, a group of elementary school teachers launched an after-school program for fifth-graders. It was so successful and beloved by the students and their parents that they wanted it extended to sixth grade. Then seventh. Then eighth. And ninth. After five years of bouncing around borrowed space within ...
Former teacher faces counts of lewdness with child
Jan. 5, 2018
A former elementary school teacher was arrested Thursday on counts including lewdness with a child, according to county jail logs. Luis Busso, 38, a former teacher at ...

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