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April 19, 2014

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Las Vegas students reach national level in math and science competition
April 19, 2014
A Las Vegas high school and middle school will be represented in Washington, D.C., at the National Science Bowl.
The assembly stands in recess on the first day of the 2013 legislative session Monday, Feb. 4, 2013 in Carson City.
Education department doesn't have money to meet lawmakers' new test mandate
April 17, 2014
The Nevada Education Department doesn’t have the money to administer a new state-mandated exam to high school juniors next year, so it plans to raise the funds through …
Graduates turn and thank family members during the Clark County School District's second annual summer high school graduation ceremony for summer school graduates and at-risk students at the Las Vegas Academy in downtown Las Vegas Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013.
State Board of Education lays out new rules for graduation requirements
April 17, 2014
Current eighth- and ninth-graders won't have to pass new exams in math, reading and writing to graduate from high school, Nevada’s K-12 education leaders decided today. The decision means some students will be …
State investigation finds cheating at Las Vegas elementary school
April 16, 2014
An investigation by the Nevada Education Department into testing irregularities at Matt Kelly Elementary School in Las Vegas found student answer sheets were altered but could not determine...
Jose Castaneda yawns during his first period class at Mojave Hight School Thursday, April 3, 2014.
Some alarmed by early bell times for high schools
April 13, 2014
Given research that shows teens need more sleep to function at their best, some are pushing for later starts to high schools ...
School District says program for at-risk students not cost-effective
April 11, 2014
The Clark County School Board on Thursday cut a program that helps at-risk students graduate, drawing criticism from program supporters. The School District has been evaluating...
New teachers "loosen up" as Scott Flansburg, Guinness World Record holder for fastest Human Calculator, gives a demonstration of his abilities during a Clark County School District orientation session for new teachers at the Venetian Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013. Over 1,700 teachers took part in the orientation.
School District to spend $35.5 million for hundreds of new teachers
April 11, 2014
The Clark County School Board on Thursday approved hiring hundreds of additional teachers next year to accommodate its growing student population. The seven-member board unanimously approved a...
Ronzone Elementary School teacher Billie Ann Watanabe teaches a lesson in a portable classroom, one of 20 on the central Las Vegas Valley campus. Across the Clark County School District, there are more than 1,200 portable classrooms serving about a fifth of all elementary school children.
Nevadans are least likely in U.S. to say teachers are well-respected
April 10, 2014
Gallup conducted telephone surveys with at least 600 adults in every state between June and December 2013, asking them whether they believed teachers in their city are ...
Student Monica Lopez shares a laugh with teacher April Joseph at Ombudsman Education Services on Monday, April 7, 2014.  CCSD is considering cutting them from their budget, a program that helps at-risk students to complete high school.
At-risk students face loss of program that’s helping them graduate
April 10, 2014
A program for at-risk students that has a higher graduation rate than the Clark County School District's may soon fall victim to the budget axe. District officials argue the program hasn’t delivered enough “return on investment” and say ...
The lobby of Nathan Adelson Hospice, the largest and oldest non-profit hospice in Southern Nevada Thursday, March 27, 2014.
Nathan Adelson Hospice announces fellowship program
April 9, 2014
Nathan Adelson Hospice announced today it is launching the first medical fellowship program for end-of-life care in Southern Nevada this summer. The hospice, in partnership with...
Clark County School District Police Capt. Ken Young responds to questions as Lt. Darnell Couthen, left, looks on during a news conference at CCSD police headquarters in Henderson Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Police called the news conference to discuss a fight that occurred at O'Callaghan Middle School last Wednesday.
O’Callaghan Middle School fight not to blame for student’s hospitalization, CCSD Police conclude
April 8, 2014
A medical emergency, not a schoolyard beating, is to blame for landing an O’Callaghan Middle School student in University Medical Center, Clark County School District Police said today. “There was a punch. There was a push. But nobody was ...
UNLV faculty pay is ahead of UNR but lags nationally
April 8, 2014
UNLV professors in general earn less than the national average, but are paid more than faculty at UNR. The faculty compensation report comes as Nevada's higher education leaders push to ...
You want a better Nevada? It starts with our schools
You want a better Nevada? It starts with our schools
April 6, 2014
Innovation. Money. A strong beginning. Smaller class sizes. Accountability. These are the areas where we need to focus if we're ever going to pull Nevada up from the bottom of nearly every educational ranking in the country.
Senior Raequan Charingto takes notes during a science proficiency exam tutoring session for seniors inside the classroom of science teacher Sergio Lopez at Chaparral High School in Las Vegas on Monday, April 23, 2012.
New standards for education dredge up old apprehensions
April 6, 2014
Proponents argue that Common Core replaces a hodgepodge of state benchmarks with a more rigorous national standard. Critics say “Obama-core” is a “one-size-fits-all” standard developed in secrecy ...
Las Vegas Sands donating $7 million to bolster UNLV hospitality program
April 3, 2014
UNLV officials this morning announced a $7 million donation from the Las Vegas Sands Corp. to help build a new academic building for the hotel college. The donation comes as UNLV looks to bolster its hospitality and gaming education as Las Vegas’ primary industry faces ...

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