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January 23, 2019

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Police: Teacher arrested on lewdness counts involving teen student
Jan. 17, 2019
What began as online conversations between a Basic High School teacher and a teen student escalated into meetups and kissing ...
This file photo shows a view of the UNLV campus.
Nevada students impacted by shutdown might get tuition deferment
Jan. 14, 2019
For students and families struggling to make college tuition payments due to the partial government shutdown, relief may soon be on the way from the Nevada Board of Regents. At the suggestion of ...
Lieutenant governor, Jones Blackhurst team up on mentoring for women
Jan. 8, 2019
A day after being sworn in as Nevada’s lieutenant governor, Kate Marshall joined Caesars Entertainment executive Jan Jones Blackhurst to announce the formation of ...
UNR joins UNLV as top-tier research school
Dec. 21, 2018
UNLV’s distinction of being the only Nevada school to have been named a top-tier research university turns out to have been short-lived. Officials announced today that UNR was added to ...
Pinecrest Academy Horizon Principal Wendy Shirey, left, reacts upon learning she won Nevada's Milken Educator Award. Pinecrest Academy Executive Director Carrie Buck is at right.
Henderson principal surprised with Milken Educator Award
Dec. 20, 2018
On a crisp, Wednesday afternoon at Pinecrest Academy Horizon, students sat cross-legged on the gymnasium floor waiting for an assembly to start that would highlight their achievement as the state’s top charter school by the ...
This file photo shows a view of the UNLV campus.
UNLV joins nation’s 120 most elite colleges as Carnegie R1 institution
Dec. 19, 2018
As new graduates were receiving their diplomas Tuesday during UNLV’s winter commencement, the university got another major reason to celebrate. It came with ...
Glahnnia Rates is congratulated by Shawn Gerstenberger, dean of the School of the Community Health Sciences, during UNLV's Winter Commencement at the Thomas & Mack Center Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. Graduates ranged in age from 20 to 72 years old with 63 percent of graduates coming from ethnically diverse backgrounds.
UNLV grad overcomes acute adversity, highlights winter commencement
Dec. 19, 2018
On Tuesday evening, a sea of red graduation gowns flooded the Thomas & Mack Center for UNLV’s the 55th Winter Commencement ...
Questbridge Scholarship winner Pablo Alarcon, poses for a photo at Clark High School, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018.
Colombian immigrant at Clark High is living his American dream
Dec. 9, 2018
Pablo Alarcon is at the top of his class in Clark High School’s challenging Academy of Math, Science, the Arts, and Technology magnet program. He’s proud to claim that he’s never received a grade lower than an A in mostly honors classes, even in those earlier years when …
CCSD police officer accused of campus theft
Dec. 6, 2018
A theft at a Las Vegas Valley magnet school prompted the Clark County School District Police Department to ...
Clark County School District Superintendent Jesus Jara speaks to teachers, public officials and education experts at UNLV’s annual Summit on Nevada Education on December 3, 2018.
CCSD’s Jara: ‘It’s OK that some kids cost more to educate’
Dec. 4, 2018
Lawmakers are looking to deliver on years of discussions and demands from educators that Nevada update its education funding formula ...
Madison Coffey, of Liberty High School, participates in a discussion during the 62nd annual Las Vegas Sun Youth Forum at the Las Vegas Convention Center Thursday Nov. 29, 2018. Over 1,000 juniors and seniors from 50 high schools participated in the event. The Clark County School District and Barrick Gold Corporation partnered with the Las Vegas Sun to put on the forum.
Students speak: Views from the Sun Youth Forum
Dec. 2, 2018
High school students from the Las Vegas area participated in the 62nd annual Sun Youth Forum on Thursday at the Las Vegas Convention Center, discussing current affairs and ...
Steve Schorr, president and CEO of Vegas Life TV, encourages Elizabeth Wigington to speak up during the 62nd annual Las Vegas Sun Youth Forum at the Las Vegas Convention Center Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. Wigington goes to Southwest Career and Technical Academy.
Students intent on making a difference shine at Sun forum
Nov. 30, 2018
Anaiya Parks, a 17-year-old junior at Legacy High School, was one of many students pre-registering to vote in the hallways of the Las Vegas Convention Center on Thursday morning. Even though the midterm elections have passed, fulfilling their civic duty ...
CCSD superintendent honors principals of top schools
Nov. 28, 2018
Jesus Jara has been superintendent of the Clark County School District for less than six months. But he is already starting new initiatives to highlight the district’s successes. Jara led the first Superintendent’s Honor Roll ceremony ...
LVMPD Officer Monica Alnes poses for a portrait, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018.
New officer brings degrees, global experience to Metro
Nov. 26, 2018
As a recent graduate of the Metro Police Academy, many opportunities lie ahead for Officer Monica Alnes, although, she’s chosen to set her path day-to-day. It’s not that she doesn’t look ahead. Wearing her tan patrol uniform at Metro’s ...
Students to undergo random searches to deter weapons
Oct. 19, 2018
High school and middle school students will now be subject to random searches to discourage them from bringing weapons on campus, the Clark County ...

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