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April 16, 2014

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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?
Students sit outside the student union on the campus of UNLV Wednesday, March 6, 2013.
A UNLV degree, it turns out, is pretty valuable
March 27, 2014
Dollar for dollar, UNLV graduates see a better return on their investment than their peers at most public universities nationally, according to a report released this week., a company that tracks salaries in the U.S., ranked 911 public and private universities based on their graduates' "return on investment," or bang for their buck. On average, an in-state student who lives on campus and receives financial aid spends about...
Former Foothill High School teacher Amanda Brennan, who pleaded guilty to romancing a teenager, talks with her lawyer William Terry at her sentencing hearing Tuesday, March 18, 2014.
Teacher taboo: Legal woes mount in cases alleging inappropriate relations
March 27, 2014
Allegations of inappropriate student-teacher relationships can land a teacher behind bars and out of a job in short order. A criminal case against a teacher draws headlines and …
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and his wife, Columba, arrive for the dedication of the George W. Bush presidential library on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Thursday, April 25, 2013.
Jeb Bush to tour Las Vegas school, discuss digital education
March 26, 2014
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is visiting Las Vegas to tour one of the top-rated public schools in the state and talk with Nevada leaders about the growth of digital learning. The Republican is set to visit...
North Las Vegas charter school gets state’s fastest Internet
March 26, 2014
Its technology can now keep up with its students' passion for learning ...
Clark County School District Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky, left, and Metro Police Capt. Brett Primas listen to a question during a news conference at CCSD Police Headquarters in Henderson Monday, March 24, 2014. Officials addressed questions about an investigation into the possible misuse of funds by employees in the Adult English Language Acquisition Services (AELAS) department.
School District program suspended, 5 on leave amid police investigation
March 24, 2014
A Clark County School District program that assists non-English-speaking parents has been suspended and five employees placed on leave while police investigate the possible misuse of public funds, officials said. Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky said...
Washington D.C. schools chancellor Kaya Henderson speaks to a group of Clark County School District administrators Thursday, March 20, 2014.
In school reform, ‘caliber of the teacher matters,’ D.C. chancellor tells Nevada educators
March 21, 2014
“The single most important in-school factor to move student achievement is the quality of the teacher standing in front of the classroom,” Kaya Henderson said. “It’s not the degree a teacher has, or how long ...
UNLV acting President Don Snyder refers to a Brookings Institution and SRI International economic development agenda for Nevada at the Four Seasons Hotel on Wednesday, March 19, 2014.
How UNLV aspires to be top-tier research university
March 20, 2014
UNLV acting President Don Snyder lobbied Las Vegas business leaders Wednesday to support the university’s quest to become a top-tier research institution. The former banker, gaming executive and Hotel College dean outlined the economic benefits of having a Tier-1 university in Las Vegas during an hourlong keynote address at a Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce luncheon. “You can’t have a great community without a great university that’s ...
Police search two CCSD offices in probe involving possible misuse of funds
March 19, 2014
Metro Police today searched two Clark County School District offices as part of an investigation into the possible misuse of public funds.
Charges filed against substitute teacher for alleged inappropriate relationship with student
March 17, 2014
Allegations that lunchtime tutoring turned into 12 days of dating has a substitute teacher behind bars, facing more criminal charges than days she and the student allegedly were together. Tanikka S. Queen, 22, Las Vegas, is charged with 29 criminal counts that stem from an alleged relationship with a 15-year-old …
Congresswoman Dina Titus. left, and Whitney Elementary School Principal Sherrie Gahn talk with students during lunch at the school Monday, March 17, 2014. Titus has introduced the Helping Hungry Students Learn Act, which aims to bolster the federal government’s national school lunch program.
Titus champions legislation to alleviate hunger for school-aged children
March 17, 2014
Congresswoman Dina Titus today introduced legislation designed to combat childhood hunger at school, over the summer and on weekends. More than 180,000 children in Nevada receive free and reduced price meals at school, including more than 166,000 students in Clark County. Across the country, almost 16 million children are …
Detective Thomas Rainey, with the Clark County School District Police Department, reads a stack of appreciation letters he has received from students who graduated from Bonanza High School while working in his office at the CCSD Police Department Friday, March 7, 2014.
For Clark County students, detective is friend, role model, mentor
March 17, 2014
Detective Thomas Rainey has been a deeply influential force on thousands of young lives in the Clark County School District — some Bonanza High School graduates even credit him for inspiring …

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