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December 22, 2014

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Committee ready to recommend next UNLV president
Nov. 17, 2014
After a week of forums, interviews and meetings, the UNLV President Search Committee is meeting today to make a recommendation for the university’s 10th president. The committee will choose among ...
Victor Wakefield, executive direct for Teach For America Las Vegas, asks a question during "Cracking the Code on STEM:  A People Strategy For Nevada's Economy" at the Innevation Center Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. Representatives from the Brookings Mountain West discussed a report regarding the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) economy and education in Nevada.
Are we properly preparing our kids for the workforce?
Nov. 16, 2014
A study says the need for workers in STEM fields is greater than the capacity of Nevada schools to provide them ...
UNLV junior Sara Beth Brooks and freshman Matt Gomez practice with the debate team practice at UNLV on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014. Brooks and Gomez won the Las Vegas Classic Invitational Collegiate Debate Tournament at UNLV last month. The team was heading to Winston-Salem, N.C., for the nation's largest regular-season debate tournament at Wake Forest University on Nov. 15.
Fast-talkin’ Rebels at the top of their game
Nov. 16, 2014
Teamwork helps lift UNLV’s nationally respected debate team to new heights ...
Test score flap frustrates Clark County School Board
Nov. 14, 2014
School officials in Las Vegas said Friday they're frustrated that a seven-month investigation ended inconclusively after administrators at ...
Dr. Len Jessup, candidate for president of UNLV, on November 12, 2014 at a public forum on campus.
Business background shaped vision of UNLV presidential candidate Jessup
Nov. 12, 2014
In the search for the next president of UNLV, the first of three candidates appeared in a campus forum on Nov. 12. Len Jessup is the University of Arizona Eller College of Management Dean, and has also held positions in the business schools at both Washington State University and Indiana University.
A view of the UNLV campus Oct. 23, 2013.
Tech-job wave is building in Nevada, but workforce lacks skills, report finds
Nov. 12, 2014
Nevada has the STEM jobs, but many Nevadans don’t have the skill or education to land them. That’s the conclusion of a study being released today ...
UNLV presidential candidate Azziz shares his vision for school
Nov. 11, 2014
or an hour, UNLV presidential candidate Dr. Ricardo Azziz fielded questions from the public about his plans for the future of the university. He talked about how he would repair low morale among faculty and staff by ...
Superintendent: No proof principal, assistant involved in cheating
Nov. 6, 2014
After a two-year investigation revealed a cheating scandal at Kelly Elementary School, Clark County School District Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky has decided he won’t ...
Report of gunman unconfirmed; lockdown of nearby school lifted
Nov. 6, 2014
A brief lockdown at a Las Vegas elementary school was lifted today after an unconfirmed report of a man with a gun near the campus, Metro Police said. The lockdown at ...
Nursing students John Ho and Jessica Patterson tend to Sim Mom who is feeling nauseous during a patient simulation lab with mannequins in the nursing program at Roseman University on Thursday, September 18, 2014. L.E. Baskow.
High-tech mannequin puts Roseman University students to the test in hospital situations
Nov. 2, 2014
“This is the worst headache I’ve ever had,” a pregnant patient complains as she lies in a mock hospital room at Roseman University in Henderson. The mom-to-be has come to seek treatment from the school’s student nurses, donating her time to be something of a guinea pig for the future health care professionals. The potential risks she faces by avoiding an actual hospital aren’t great, however, because ...
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 ...

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