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March 27, 2015

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Yamarko Brown, age 12, works on math problems as part of a trial run of a new state assessment test at Annapolis Middle School in Annapolis, Md, on Feb. 12, 2015. The new test, which is scheduled to go into use March 2, 2015, is linked to the Common Core standards, which Maryland adopted in 2010 under the federal No Child Left Behind law, and serves as criteria for students in math and reading.
Governor hopes under new plan, no school is left behind
March 9, 2015
School districts and the state Department of Education are scrambling to prepare for the rollout of the Web-based Smarter Balanced Assessment, meant to give officials a more in-depth look into students’ understanding of Common Core curriculum ...
As Millennium Scholarship funds dry up, calls for changes
March 8, 2015
It's one of the most universally loved programs in the state: the Gov. Guinn Millennium Scholarship, which provides the top-achieving Nevada graduates up to $10,000 toward college and has been used by about 91,000 students since its inception in 1999. But the scholarship fund, which is built on a diminishing pool of money from a national settlement with tobacco companies, faces insolvency as soon as 2018.
Rose Mata, General Manager of the Verizon Wireless Smart Store on 210 N Nellis Blvd, Las Vegas on Feb. 5, 2015.
Businesses see rewards by investing in their employees’ education
March 8, 2015
Offering tuition assistance makes employees happier and more productive, and it’s a perk that could help in the hiring process as it resonates with job candidates who are better, more dedicated workers.
Kasey Torres of San Angelo, Texas spells the word "phaeton" correctly during the preliminary round of the National Spelling Bee, Wednesday, May 28, 2014, in Oxon Hill, Md.
Bee competitors leave us spellbound
March 8, 2015
Nevada’s 36 best middle-school spellers will gather at 10 a.m. March 14 at Bishop Gorman High School to determine who will represent the state at the National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., in May ...
Tiffany Tyler is the chief operations officer for community development nonprofit Nevada Partners.
Q+A: How Las Vegas leaders are allying to help black youths
March 6, 2015
Aiming to expand the scope of its project to five area schools, the Las Vegas task force has since joined My Brother’s Keeper. It will release its first set of recommendations on Tuesday ...
Bill would toughen penalties for teacher-student sex crimes
March 5, 2015
Teachers and other school workers who have sexual relationships with students would have to register as sex offenders and would be subject to a lifetime of supervision ...
New teachers give a show of hands in response to a question about teaching experience 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.
Education expert: Overworked, undervalued teachers must channel frustration into positive action
March 4, 2015
His advice for Las Vegas teachers who find themselves with little administrative support and a lot of pressure to improve student performance? Channel frustration into positive action. Here's how he suggests teachers do that ...
A recent Daily Show segment featured local members of the Nevada Teen Health and Safety Coalition.
Local teens engage in the sex-ed debate on ‘The Daily Show’
Feb. 25, 2015
“Kids today have so many cute questions. Why do the doggies have tails? Why does the moon follow us? What’s a rusty trombone?”
Bill would make physical education mandatory in Nevada
Feb. 24, 2015
Physical education could be mandatory for students in kindergarten through 11th grade if a bill passes the Nevada Legislature. Members of the Senate Education Committee are meeting Tuesday to review SB178, which would close some loopholes that ...
Education officials lobby for $27 million for UNLV medical school
Feb. 24, 2015
The top brass of UNLV and the Nevada System of Higher Education lobbied lawmakers today for $27 million in upfront funding for a medical school in ...
From left, Assemblywomen Olivia Diaz, Lucy Flores and Assembly Speaker Marilyn Fitzpatrick talk before the start of an Assembly session during the third day of the 2013 legislative session Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013 in Carson City.
Bill aims to alleviate teacher shortage, help more immigrants get school jobs
Feb. 20, 2015
A bill that would make it easier for some immigrants to teach in Nevada's classrooms is gaining momentum in the Legislature because it would help alleviate ...
After years of sitting dormant, UNLV's Harry Reid Research & Technology Park is finally breaking ground on two construction sites on Thursday, February, 19, 2015.
Signs of life emerge at UNLV’s long-dormant technology park
Feb. 20, 2015
Today, with two tenants signed on for long-term leases and finally beginning construction, university officials are hoping to kickstart their vision of a research nexus that would connect the university’s brightest with eager high-tech ...
Clark County Schools Deputy Superintendent Pedro Martinez commends principals and teachers for the School District's improved graduation rate on Monday, June 4, 2012. The Clark County School District announced on Monday that its graduation rate improved to 65 percent, from 59 percent last year.
Former CCSD official Pedro Martinez is finalist for Boston school superintendent
Feb. 19, 2015
Former Washoe County school superintendent Pedro Martinez is one of four finalists for the job of superintendent of Boston Public Schools ...
Props! CCSD gets national recognition for Advanced Placement progress
Props! CCSD gets national recognition for Advanced Placement progress
Feb. 18, 2015
The school district was named a College Board Advanced Placement district of the year.
Gov. Brian Sandoval talks with kindergarten teacher Marilou Zamora while touring Manuel Cortez Elementary School in Las Vegas on Friday, Sept. 13, 2013.
Think tanks: Here’s what really needs to get done to improve education in Nevada
Feb. 18, 2015
If state legislators could pick only a few programs to pass this legislative session to improve education, what should they choose? When Gov. Brian Sandoval took to the Legislature in January to give his State of the State address, he had a long list of education initiatives he wanted to see lawmakers support. But according to ...

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