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July 22, 2014

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Tania Reis and Vartan Zakhariants dance together at the Nevada Star Ball held at the Green Valley Ranch Hotel in August 2013. Zakhariants owns Las Vegas'  VZ Dance Studio and Reis is a teacher there.
Dance studio steps in to help local schools fill budget holes
July 22, 2014
When Nessa Apostol first started dancing, it was to escape the monotony that came with being a full-time college student, working two jobs and mending a newly broken heart.
Five, including former program director, indicted in case involving misuse of CCSD funds
July 18, 2014
Priscilla Rocha, director of the district's Adult English Language Acquisition program, is one of five people named in the indictment issued today by a county grand jury. Rocha faces charges that include burglary, theft …
State settles on ACT test for all high school juniors
State settles on ACT test for all high school juniors
July 10, 2014
While the exam is mandatory for all students, it will not affect whether a student will graduate. Instead, it gives high school juniors a free exam that is required to apply to many colleges
Lawsuit alleges Wynn Elementary staff bullied girl, 10, for being black
July 9, 2014
The complaint comes less than three months after a pair of families sued the district for allegedly failing to protect their children from chronic taunting by other students. One of the families said their son considered …
It’s time for state colleges to get some control
July 6, 2014
Community colleges should be innovating grass-roots programs to help their regions, but centralized governance can stifle that. In Nevada, it seems like that's exactly what's happening ...
Edward Bevilacqua, Director of the Larson Training Center, a community learning facility located downtown, Wednesday July 1, 2014.
Living his primary lesson: Teacher gets second chance after felony conviction
July 4, 2014
The greatest lesson Edward Bevilacqua has given his ex-felon students likely came when the instructor nearly lost his teaching job over his own criminal past. The lesson for Bevilacqua's students? Second chances …
Shawn Gerstenberger, shown in this 2009 photo, was named dean of UNLV's School of Community Health Sciences.
UNLV removes ‘interim’ label, appoints dean for School of Public Health
July 3, 2014
Interim dean Sean Gerstenberger has accepted an offer to lead the School of Community Health Sciences at UNLV, the university announced today. Gerstenberger, a member of UNLV's faculty since 1997, has been …
Nevada gets 1-year pass on federal school standards
July 3, 2014
Nevada schools are getting another year-long exemption from the tough requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind Act. State Superintendent Dale Erquiaga said Thursday that the waiver for the 2014-2015 school year will allow Nevada to...
Success of 2014 graduates is example of CCSD excellence
June 25, 2014
Too often we find ourselves apologizing for our students and our schools when we ought to be celebrating them. I see examples every day that the Clark County School District offers tremendous opportunities to our students — opportunities comparable to or even better than those offered by charter schools or private schools.
30 percent of young Nevada children are obese, study finds
June 24, 2014
Nearly a third of Nevada children are considered obese by the time they enter kindergarten, according to a recent UNLV report. UNLV’s report found that ...
Help your children stay on top with summer reading
Help your children stay on top with summer reading
June 22, 2014
Minimize the negative effects of a long break on your kids’ education. Book suggestions for kids and adults.
UNLV takes on Utah State on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at Sam Boyd Stadium. The university is looking to build a new stadium.
Study: New UNLV stadium could pack $511 million economic punch
June 19, 2014
UNLV’s proposed new football stadium could add $231 million to $511 million in direct spending to the Las Vegas economy each year, if it’s built. The university hopes to build a 50,000-seat stadium closer to ...
Report shows more Nevada kids in poverty; lawmakers consider funding change
June 19, 2014
More Nevada children are living in poverty as the state sluggishly recovers from the Great Recession, according to a new UNLV report released Wednesday.
Senior send-offs: Local high school grads talk growing up
Senior send-offs: Local high school grads talk growing up
June 18, 2014
More than 14,000 Clark County high school seniors are graduating this year in the class of 2014. We spoke with eight seniors from Shadow Ridge High School on their graduation day about growing up in Las Vegas, graduating and what's next ...
Lawmakers say no to local control of community colleges
June 17, 2014
An interim legislative committee today recommended keeping Nevada’s five community colleges under the higher education system instead of placing them under local control. Over the objections of...

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