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November 24, 2014

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Erin Lagman is shown at UNLV on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. Lagman is a sophomore at UNLV, where she is studying to become a pharmacist.
Program gives students an inside look at working in a hospital — long before med school
Oct. 30, 2014
Equipped with confidence from all of her training, Erin Lagman decided to switch plans at the end of high school and become a pharmacist ...
Cortez Elementary School teacher Shasta Thompson reads with third graders (l-r) Isaiah Corona, 9; Uziel Umana, 9; Rafael Lucio, 9; and Reily Armenta, 8; on Monday, June 22, 2014. Cortez is one of 14 "Zoom Schools" in Clark County that is receiving 17 additional days of school this year to help English-language learner students retain their literacy skills over the summer.
A year in, eyeing school district’s progress on long-term goals
Oct. 28, 2014
Last year Skorkowsky, with the support of the Clark County School Board, unveiled five-year goals in six areas to improve the district, which routinely ranks at the bottom of the nation in education. The first-year results announced today were ...
Caucus launches effort to lift impoverished black students in CCSD
Oct. 27, 2014
There are 32,371 black students in the Clark County School District on free and reduced-price lunch plans, and they represent an invisible student population. These students make up about ...
Kindergarten teacher Raeleen Martinez works with her students as they rotate through literacy stations at Martinez Elementary School, Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014.
Kindergarten today: It’s no longer as easy as ABC
Oct. 23, 2014
The kindergartners walk into Raeleen Martinez’s classroom and begin digging through their superhero and princess backpacks for their reading booklets. Martinez’s sing-song voice and perpetual smile welcome them to her class at Martinez Elementary School and get them started on their first activity, reading the booklet, “I Like Salad.” She tells them to read the words they know. The boys and girls seated at their group tables know ...
People protest on the campus of Utah State, Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, in Logan, Utah. Utah's campus gun laws are in the spotlight after a feminist speaker canceled a speech at Utah State University once she learned the school would allow concealed firearms despite an anonymous threat against her.
University defends response to threat to speaker
Oct. 22, 2014
Facing faculty concerns about guns on the campus of Utah State University, the school's president is responding to accusations that the institution acted irresponsibly after a threat against ...
School locked down while police search for robbery suspect
Oct. 22, 2014
A lockdown at an east valley elementary school was lifted after Metro Police arrested a suspect in an armed robbery this morning. Police received reports about ...
A view of the white "bathtub" ring around Lake Mead Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. Taken in the area near Callville Bay Resort & Marina.
Company’s water conservation contest offers cash prizes for students
Oct. 22, 2014
Las Vegas K-12 students have a chance to turn ideas about water conservation into cash, courtesy of ...
Theater fire sparks drama at downtown arts school
Oct. 21, 2014
A small fire at Las Vegas Academy of the Arts this morning caused about $5,000 damage and prompted a brief evacuation, Las Vegas Fire & Rescue officials said. A stage curtain in the theater ...
A view of the UNLV campus Oct. 23, 2013.
Search for next UNLV president raises red flag for one regent
Oct. 20, 2014
The chairman of UNLV’s president search committee raised questions about the selection process after a candidate who had been rejected was resurrected among the final ...
3 finalists named for UNLV president
Oct. 20, 2014
The number of candidates for UNLV president has been narrowed to three. The candidates were announced today during a meeting of the UNLV Board of Regents and Presidential Search Committee. The finalists are ...
First grade teacher Charlie Lockwood talks with his student Angel Rosales, his mother Fabiola and his sister Marisol during a parent-teacher conference at Lois Craig Elementary School in North Las Vegas Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013.
How parents can maximize their time with the teacher
Oct. 19, 2014
Research shows that parental involvement is the most important factor in a student’s educational success, so be prepared for those parent-teacher conferences and get the most out of them ...
Students make decisions about education expenses at the Capital One Junior Achievement Finance Park at the Las Vegas Library Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. The program teaches financial responsibility through role play. Students are given jobs, salaries, bills and other limitations with the goal of learning how to manage money.
You’re not a kid anymore: Program uses role play to teach students about finance
Oct. 16, 2014
What's the best way teach kids the value of a dollar? In the Capital One Junior Achievement Finance Park program, the answer is to bring them face-to-face with the monetary decisions their parents face on a ...
Kitty Rodman is shown May 19, 1991.
Philanthropist’s $12M gift to boost special education programs at UNLV
Oct. 13, 2014
When longtime UNLV supporter Kitty Rodman died in February, she had one more gift waiting for the university. UNLV officials announced today that Rodman had willed a $12 million grant to ...
Shots fired at school bus from pellet gun
Oct. 10, 2014
A person with a pellet gun fired shots at a Clark County School District bus this afternoon, authorities said. The pellets were fired from a small, black sports car with no license plates at the bus, which was ...
Nicole Ann Cavenagh, clinical director of the Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities, poses at Touro University in Henderson Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014. Cavenagh will be honored as one of UNLV's alumni of the year for her efforts in helping families adjust when their child is diagnosed with autism.
For autistic children and their families, this UNLV honoree offers hope
Oct. 9, 2014
For providing care for families with autistic children in Las Vegas and becoming "one of the best assets that Touro University has," Dr. Nicole Cavenagh has earned ...

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