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February 1, 2015

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Ray Mathis started his career at the Clark County School District as an assistant coach and now is in charge of athletics for the entire district.
For school district’s sports boss, it’s all about team
Feb. 1, 2015
Ray Mathis fell in love with athletics not from being an athlete, but from helping kids participate and thrive.
Good to see partnership of businesses, schools
Feb. 1, 2015
Concepts that businesses support, such as return on investment and accountability, have become part of the dialogue, making it easier to communicate the district’s goals and strategies to the business community ...
Dressed as Clark Kent, CCSD Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky zip lines over Fremont Street Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, to kick off CCSD's newest marketing campaign, which encourages potential teachers to "be a hero" by signing on to work in the district.
New CCSD marketing campaign has administrators flying, dancing to attract recruits
Jan. 30, 2015
Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky zip lined over Fremont Street on Wednesday to officially introduce the district’s “Calling All Heroes” campaign, which means to highlight teaching's altruistic elements ...
Students Isabel Onisile, 11, left, and Octavia McKindra, 11, attend a rally at the Sierra Nevada Academy Charter School at the National School Choice Week Capitol celebration in Carson City, on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015.
Hundreds rally for charter school measures at Nevada Capitol
Jan. 28, 2015
An estimated 500 students, parents and teachers gathered near the Capitol in Carson City on Wednesday to show their support for ...
Clark County Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky.
Skorkowsky: CCSD overcrowded, underachieving — but improving
Jan. 26, 2015
Clark County schools are often overcrowded, underachieving and underfunded, but the tide is turning. Or at least that was the gist of Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky's State of the District speech this morning. The top administrator ...
Student at Valley High School confirmed with measles
Jan. 23, 2015
A student at Valley High School was confirmed to have measles this week, Clark County School District officials said today. It’s the first confirmed case in Southern Nevada since ...
Caitlyn Caruso, coordinator for the Nevada Teen Health and Safety Coalition, addresses a School Board meeting Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015.
Students join polarizing sex ed discussion at school board meeting
Jan. 22, 2015
Students who clashed with parents at the Clark County School Board meeting Thursday over what schools should be teaching about sex said they had a right to know information like ...
Dakia Johnson, left, and Tiara de la Cruz Johnson, right, cheer during the Western High School commencement ceremony at the Orleans Arena on Wednesday, June 20, 2012.
CCSD reports slight dip in high school graduation rate after big uptick last year
Jan. 22, 2015
The graduation rate for the class of 2014 dropped slightly from last year, from 71.5 to 70.9, but school officials greeted the news with fanfare at ...
A parent reacts to the announcement that her child will receive a four-year college scholarship Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015.
Foundation pledges college scholarships for entire third-grade class
Jan. 21, 2015
Twenty-five third-graders at Reynaldo Martinez Elementary School arrived to school with their parents Wednesday morning only to find out they would all be receiving four-year college scholarships.
Sandoval’s give-and-take: More money for schools, but collective bargaining needs to go
Jan. 17, 2015
For Nevada's schoolteachers, the good news in Gov. Brian Sandoval's State of the State address was his pledge to raise more money for Nevada schools.
Most of low-performing schools mentioned in Sandoval speech are from CCSD
Jan. 16, 2015
State education officials have released a list of underperforming schools, and more than half of them are in Clark County. A total of 78 schools have made the list, with 49 of them being from ...
Pedro Martinez bounces back from illegal firing to land state education job
Jan. 15, 2015
Gov. Brian Sandoval says he has recruited former Washoe County school superintendent Pedro Martinez to help state education officials develop plans to bolster ...
Gov. Brian Sandoval acknowledges a guest in the gallery during his State of the State address in a joint meeting of the Nevada Assembly inside the Legislature building Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, on the capital grounds in Carson City.
Sandoval wants $882 million for education, new business fee to help pay for it
Jan. 15, 2015
In his third and most ambitious State of the State speech, Gov. Brian Sandoval unveiled a litany of education initiatives and tax ...
Pat Skorkowsky, Clark County School District superintendent, attends an editorial board meeting at the Las Vegas Sun Tuesday Jan. 21, 2014.
CCSD officials, business execs seek best practices in how schools spend
Jan. 14, 2015
Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky announced Wednesday that he and district officials have been poring over mountains of spending and academic data with local business leaders to ...
Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval speaks to the Las Vegas Sun editorial board Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012.
Will Sandoval embrace Obama’s free tuition proposal?
Jan. 13, 2015
The governor wants his administration to study the plan, called "America's College Promise," before opting in. The biggest hang-up might be ...

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