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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...
Lawsuit alleges ex-superintendent Dwight Jones ‘buried’ multimillion-dollar deficit
June 17, 2014
A local health insurance broker has sued the Clark County School District, alleging wrongful termination as well as financial mismanagement by ...
New teacher Amanda Ford, center, talks with Candy Smith, service director for the Teachers Health Trust, 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.
With health care costs rising, CCSD mulls districtwide insurance plan
June 16, 2014
The Clark County School District is considering a single, districtwide health insurance plan to offer cheaper health care for its 38,000 employees. The district has been trying to ...
Adjunct English professor Bill Donati is seen in his office Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at UNLV.
Why so many higher-ed professors make so little
June 15, 2014
At UNLV, almost 40 percent of the faculty make less than a first-year first-grade teacher.
Hyde Park Middle School sixth-graders Craig Hammond, 11, and Pranathi Tallapragada, 11, look over their invention, which alerts parents to children left in unattended cars. The students will represent Nevada in the national eCybermission competition June 20.
Local middle schoolers invent pollen neutralizing pocket
June 13, 2014
For all the talk about attracting entrepreneurs to Southern Nevada, students at one Clark County middle school are proving that great business ideas can be grown right here in Las Vegas. Seven Hyde Park Middle School students will head to Washington, D.C., next week to represent Nevada in a national science competition, showcasing inventions as sophisticated as....
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada speaks to reporters on student loan legislation and the defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Wednesday, June 11, 2014, during a news conference  on Capitol Hill in Washington.
Democrats continue to hammer GOP with student loan bill
June 11, 2014
A vote on a bill to make federal student loans more affordable failed in the Senate on Wednesday, but Democrats aren’t worried. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Democrats are using the defeat as...
Hoku Moreno, a Liberty HS senior who has a 3.5 GPA but failed to pass her proficiency exams, will not be able to walk at her graduation on Monday, May 19, 2014.
For some high school seniors, work won’t be rewarded with walk
June 8, 2014
Despite a 3.4 grade-point average and several academic and extracurricular achievements, a senior at Liberty High School is among many in Clark County who will not be allowed to join their classmates at graduation ceremonies this week, all because ...
Students flip their tassels during UNLV's commencement Saturday, May 12, 2012.
Over student objections, tuition at UNLV going up 17 percent
June 6, 2014
Nevada’s higher education leaders today approved a four-year plan to raise undergraduate tuition at UNLV by 17 percent. The 13-member Board of Regents voted 7-6 to pass the tuition hike over student concerns about the skyrocketing cost of higher education. The 13-member Board ...
Metro Police Officer Dustin Bundy, Sgt. Phil Merges and Lt. Mike Wallace stand outside Brinley Middle School on Wednesday, June 4, 2014. A fight that was rumored to happen at a nearby park never materialized, they said.
Police take proactive approach to prevent violence on last day of school
June 5, 2014
The last day of school in Clark County used to be marked by major brawls and raucous water-balloon fights or shaving-cream wars. Now, as students make their way to the last day of class, law enforcers are gearing up for a safety blitz ...
Faith Lutheran junior Jordan Coppert started a sports equipment collection program to be donated to underprivileged youth and has an upcoming community event to donate goods.
Faith Lutheran student trying to give all kids a sporting chance
June 5, 2014
The idea came to Jordan Coppert three years ago in the aisles of a Nike outlet shop. Coppert knows how important sports were to him. Sports helped him overcome asthma; it taught him hard work, endurance and accountability. He wondered how many children were left out of experiencing that because the equipment is so expensive. “I looked around and I said to myself ...

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