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April 24, 2014

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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 ...
The lobby of Nathan Adelson Hospice, the largest and oldest non-profit hospice in Southern Nevada Thursday, March 27, 2014.
Nathan Adelson Hospice announces fellowship program
April 9, 2014
Nathan Adelson Hospice announced today it is launching the first medical fellowship program for end-of-life care in Southern Nevada this summer. The hospice, in partnership with...
Clark County School District Police Capt. Ken Young responds to questions as Lt. Darnell Couthen, left, looks on during a news conference at CCSD police headquarters in Henderson Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Police called the news conference to discuss a fight that occurred at O'Callaghan Middle School last Wednesday.
O’Callaghan Middle School fight not to blame for student’s hospitalization, CCSD Police conclude
April 8, 2014
A medical emergency, not a schoolyard beating, is to blame for landing an O’Callaghan Middle School student in University Medical Center, Clark County School District Police said today. “There was a punch. There was a push. But nobody was ...
UNLV faculty pay is ahead of UNR but lags nationally
April 8, 2014
UNLV professors in general earn less than the national average, but are paid more than faculty at UNR. The faculty compensation report comes as Nevada's higher education leaders push to ...
You want a better Nevada? It starts with our schools
You want a better Nevada? It starts with our schools
April 6, 2014
Innovation. Money. A strong beginning. Smaller class sizes. Accountability. These are the areas where we need to focus if we're ever going to pull Nevada up from the bottom of nearly every educational ranking in the country.
Senior Raequan Charingto takes notes 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.
New standards for education dredge up old apprehensions
April 6, 2014
Proponents argue that Common Core replaces a hodgepodge of state benchmarks with a more rigorous national standard. Critics say “Obama-core” is a “one-size-fits-all” standard developed in secrecy ...
Las Vegas Sands donating $7 million to bolster UNLV hospitality program
April 3, 2014
UNLV officials this morning announced a $7 million donation from the Las Vegas Sands Corp. to help build a new academic building for the hotel college. The donation comes as UNLV looks to bolster its hospitality and gaming education as Las Vegas’ primary industry faces ...
Thirty-five fourth-grade students in Ms. Fennoy's class utilize tables instead of desks to tolerate the overcrowding and tight quarters of their portable classroom, which exceeds the average of 30 students, at William V. Wright Elementary School, Friday, March 22, 2013.
CCSD plans to hire new teachers as student enrollment rises
April 2, 2014
Although a better economy means more money for schools, it also means more jobs and more home developments in Las Vegas. It also means more students will enroll in schools. Here's how the district intends to ...
School locked down as police investigate report of gunshots in area
April 2, 2014
Reports of shots being fired near Peterson Elementary School caused it to go on lockdown for nearly an hour today. Metro Police responded about 9:15 a.m. to calls about gunshots being fired near …
CCSD cabinet member demoted amid police probe of possible misuse of funds
April 1, 2014
Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky has demoted one of his four cabinet chiefs amid an ongoing police investigation into possible misuse of public funds in ...
Historian Michael Green takes a quick poll while teaching a Nevada history class at CSN on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014.
CSN’s master of tailor-made teaching
March 30, 2014
The College of Southern Nevada has one of the best history teachers in the country ...
Six students win local contest for ideas on conservation
March 29, 2014
“It’s rewarding to know that these future leaders already have a basic awareness of the environmental issues facing our planet and are thinking about and pursuing ways to be environmentally conscious.”
Search firm will help find next UNLV president
March 28, 2014
Nevada’s higher education leaders unanimously approved hiring a search firm to find UNLV’s next president. A search committee is meeting for the first time today to …
Renowned professor of crisis communication takes office at UNLV
March 27, 2014
New dean has experience studying reaction to Hurricane Katrina. What's he think about Las Vegas' ability to recover from the Great Recession?

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