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September 16, 2014

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Applications being accepted for preschool scholarships
Sept. 15, 2014
The application process is underway for parents to receive part of a $1 million grant to send their children to preschool programs in Las Vegas. For the fourth consecutive year, Windsong Trust ...
70 CCSD schools drop in state’s latest performance rankings
Sept. 12, 2014
The stars are falling in the Clark County School District as more schools slipped in the latest Nevada public school rankings than increased. The Nevada School Performance Framework results ...
Program offers at-risk students free tutoring, homework help
Sept. 11, 2014
Homework help and tutoring services returned today for thousands of at-risk students in the Las Vegas Valley with the launch of ...
Nearby robbery prompts lockdown of Silvestri Junior High School
Sept. 11, 2014
A robbery near Charles Silvestri Junior High School prompted officials to lock down the building this afternoon, Metro Police said. A person was injured in the robbery near ...
A reading tutor works with English-language learner students as Clark County Schools Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky looks on at a Zoom Reading Center on Wednesday, October 23, 2013, at Lunt Elementary School.
What are kids reading in class? Educators rate some of their favorites
Sept. 11, 2014
When choosing books for their classrooms, teachers face a challenge. What books will hold students' attention while also helping them ...
Henderson teacher ‘overwhelmed with emotion’ after being named ‘Dream Big’ finalist
Sept. 10, 2014
Brenda Moynihan was in the middle of teaching her third-grade class when she got the call to go to the library. She didn’t think it was strange at the time, just part of her job on a normal Wednesday morning ...
Henderson middle school temporarily locked down
Sept. 10, 2014
A Henderson middle school was briefly locked down Wednesday morning, according to the Clark County School District. A man walked into ...
Mustangs graze at the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center 15 miles east of Sparks on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. Tesla Motors Inc. plans to build a 6,500-worker "gigafactory" to mass produce cheaper lithium batteries for its next line of more-affordable electric cars near the center.
While Northern Nevada cashes in on Tesla, will Southern Nevada push for its own medical school?
Sept. 5, 2014
Before Nevada's Tesla deal is finalized, Gov. Brian Sandoval will need Southern Nevada lawmakers to sign off on a $1.3 billion tax break that won’t do much to directly benefit Las Vegas. It's unlikely that Southern Nevada lawmakers will ...
Cameron Diaz appears in a scene from the 2011 film "Bad Teacher."
My kid’s not getting along with her teacher. What can I do?
Sept. 5, 2014
For parents whose children aren't getting along with their teachers, there's hope. For starters ...
Tashia Hargrove is an Air Force veteran who is pursuing a business administration degree at UNLV, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014.
Emotional battlefield: Why college can be tough for military veterans
Sept. 4, 2014
For a rapidly growing group of military veterans studying at UNLV, making the transition to college can be ...
Hundreds of students flood the playground to start their day at the overcrowded, with an enrollment of 1240 students, and also the largest elementary school in Las Vegas, William V. Wright Elementary, Friday, March 22, 2013.
Brainstorming to relieve crowded campuses prompts unorthodox ideas
Sept. 3, 2014
Schools are so crowded in Clark County that 23 new ones could open tomorrow and campuses would still be crowded. So when School District officials brainstormed what to do about it, some of their ideas were ...
Clark County School Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky, left, attendance officer Javier Morales, senior attendance officer Pam Gunter and Rancho High School principal James Kuzma look for a Rancho High School student at an apartment complex Wednesday, September 18, 2013. They later found out at the apartment office that the family had moved.
Study says cutting class, even occasionally, can have crippling consequences
Sept. 3, 2014
A study released Tuesday found that missing even a handful of days of school can cripple student achievement in the classroom, with students exhibiting skills that were one or two years below their ...
Chaparral High School Principal Lolo James watches students stream by as he begins his first day as the top administrator there, Aug. 25, 2014. A new master’s program in educational leadership will train and prepare principals for the challenges they’ll face in Las Vegas today.
UNLV program sets out to groom future principals for CCSD
Sept. 3, 2014
A new master's program launching in January at UNLV is designed to produce the principals of the future for Clark County School District. The new program, which was announced Tuesday, is focused on ...
Anthem College shutters Las Vegas campus after parent files bankruptcy
Sept. 2, 2014
Students of Anthem College in Las Vegas will have to find another educational institution to attend. For-profit chain Anthem Education closed the school days after ...
James Vance, owner-operator of eight local McDonald's franchises, poses in his McDonald's at 6990 S. Rainbow Blvd. Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. Vance is also president of the Greater Las Vegas McDonalds Owner Operators Association. Since 1999, the local effort has awarded more than $3.1 million in Ronald McDonald House Charities scholarships, helping more than 1,300 Southern Nevada high school students.
Scholarship is an investment in kids’ future
Aug. 31, 2014
Two thousand dollars. It might seem like a small amount when talking about the cost of college. But $2,000 was a big deal this year for 148 Southern Nevada high school graduates who received college scholarships from the Ronald McDonald House Charities of ...

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