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April 23, 2014

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Lower-income teens aren’t getting enough sleep, researchers say
April 23, 2014
Black high school students and boys in low- to middle-income families reported short, fragmented sleep, and that could play a role in their ...
Five schools whose namesakes you should know
April 23, 2014
Here are a few examples of schools named after people whose stories you probably don't know, but should ...
Seniors Jesus Reyes, from left, Daniel Cortes, Denisse Castro and Anita Sroya listen 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.
State lawmakers hear pros, cons of Common Core curriculum
April 22, 2014
Three years after Nevada adopted the Common Core State Standards, proponents and critics faced off in a 10-hour legislative showdown over whether the new academic benchmarks will ...
Sheldon Adelson, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp., listens to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie during the Republican Jewish Coalition Spring Leadership Meeting at the Venetian Saturday, March 29, 2014.
Adelson to address UNLV Hotel College students
April 22, 2014
Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson will discuss the hospitality industry with UNLV Hotel College students next month. Adelson, board chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands, will talk about leadership challenges ...
Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky delivers his “State of the District” address at Del Sol High School, Monday, April 21, 2014.
Superintendent announces plan to raise graduation rate, test scores
April 21, 2014
Clark County Schools Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky called on the Las Vegas community to support his efforts to improve the nation’s fifth-largest school system during his...
University of Nevada Reno President Marc Johnson listens to a question during an editorial board meeting at the Las Vegas Sun offices Tuesday, April 1, 2014.
School president sees UNR, UNLV as complementary, not competitors
April 20, 2014
UNR President Marc Johnson sat down with the Sun’s editorial board earlier this month. A wide-ranging discussion included talk about improving the state’s education system, the proposed medical school at UNLV, attaining the top Carnegie Foundation classification and ...
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 ...

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