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March 27, 2015

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Gay and Lesbian Community Center offers alternative sex ed courses for CCSD students
March 27, 2015
CCSD students who don’t like their school’s approach to sex education now have a lifeline ...
Police: Gun threat that spurred Summerlin school lockdown was hoax
March 26, 2015
The lockdown has been lifted at a Summerlin elementary school after police investigated a call that someone with a gun would be coming to the school ...
Students in a fourth-grade class quietly work on morning assignments in a tight environment arranged to accommodate 35 classmates, which exceeds the average of 30, at William V. Wright Elementary School, Friday, March 22, 2013.
Assembly bill could break up CCSD
March 25, 2015
When Gov. Brian Sandoval took to the podium at the Legislature and announced his support for splitting up big school districts and appointing school board members, more than a few in the audience ...
Nevada students rally to protest guns on campus
March 25, 2015
Nevada college students are rallying against a proposal that would allow concealed guns on university campuses. Students at UNLV and UNR gathered on campus Wednesday to voice their opposition to AB 148. Students and professors ...
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval presents his proposed business license fee plan to lawmakers at the Legislative Building in Carson City on Wednesday, March 18, 2015.
Sandoval swings heavy to win tax fight; gaming on board
March 18, 2015
It’s not often a Republican governor goes in front of lawmakers to pitch a tax hike. But things are different this year in Nevada ...
A lack of outlets leads to power strips being strung across the floor Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, at Lincoln Elementary School.
As CCSD embarks on new school-building blitz, a look at lessons from the last one
March 18, 2015
With a little help from the Legislature, the Clark County School District is poised to start building its first schools since 2010. When Gov. Brian Sandoval officially signed a 10-year school district bonding authority into law at the beginning of the month, district officials were in tears.
Substance that caused scare at high school not hazardous
March 16, 2015
Firefighters were called to Rancho High School in North Las Vegas today after a teacher reported five students ...
The top 35 spellers in Nevada compete Saturday in the state spelling bee. The winner, Daniel Taylor, will be Nevada’s representative in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.
Which word would spell victory for youths in Nevada bee?
March 14, 2015
What had begun as a competition among thousands of children from across the state at the schoolwide and districtwide level had almost come to an end. The only thing standing in the way ...
Bill would mandate later school start, ethnic study class
March 12, 2015
Nevada school districts are opposing a bill that would push back school start times and require an ethnic studies course in order to graduate from high school ...
Bill would allow Nevada residents to refinance student loans
March 12, 2015
State lawmakers are reviewing a bill that would allow Nevada college graduates to refinance student loans to get a better interest rate ...
U.S. Rep. Dina Titus, D-Nev., speaks to a joint session of the Nevada Legislature in Carson City on Thursday, April 4, 2013.
Titus tells Legislature that education funding is ‘an investment, not an expense’
March 11, 2015
U.S. Rep. Dina Titus weighed in on the statewide education funding debate in a speech she gave to the Legislature Wednesday, urging lawmakers to “to not miss the chance” to ...
Principal accused of improperly touching 2 students
March 10, 2015
A high school principal in Tonopah was arrested last week after accusations he inappropriately touched two students, according to the Nye County Sheriff’s Office and court records. Tonopah High School Principal Alvin “Al” Eiseman, 57, was arrested ...
Canyon Springs students learn about stars in Antionette Gray's science class.
CCSD teacher shortage not felt the same everywhere
March 10, 2015
Antionette Gray is not technically a teacher yet, but her students don’t know that. They file in to her science classroom for last period, sit down and take out their worksheets as she dims the lights and turns on a projector. “The average star spends about 10 percent of its life slowly burning hydrogen,” Gray says. The 26-year-old is a long-term substitute, hired by the Clark County School District to fill one of ...
Nevada senators propose need-based college scholarship
March 9, 2015
Nevada could soon have a need-based grant program in addition to the Millennium Scholarship to help its graduates pay for college ...
Program to help kids afford private schools passes committee
March 9, 2015
A bill aimed at helping lower-income students afford private schools has cleared its first hurdle. It would allow businesses credit toward ...

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