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Pat Skorkowsky, Clark County School District superintendent, attends an editorial board meeting at the Las Vegas Sun Tuesday Jan. 21, 2014.
CCSD officials, business execs seek best practices in how schools spend
Jan. 14, 2015
Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky announced Wednesday that he and district officials have been poring over mountains of spending and academic data with local business leaders to ...
Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval speaks to the Las Vegas Sun editorial board Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012.
Will Sandoval embrace Obama’s free tuition proposal?
Jan. 13, 2015
The governor wants his administration to study the plan, called "America's College Promise," before opting in. The biggest hang-up might be ...
Annegenelle Figueroa, left, Danny Siciliano, Brett Sebastian, Kevin Curry and Kayla Shim are shown in Washington, D.C., with a check for $10,000 after winning the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants' national accounting competition. Siciliano, a UNLV accounting professor, served as team adviser for the four students.​
UNLV students win national accounting competition
Jan. 12, 2015
Participating in a national accounting competition is not easy, but a team of UNLV accounting students decided to take it on last year. Here’s the catch ...
A reading tutor works with English-language learner students as Clark County Schools Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky looks on at a Zoom Reading Center on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, at Lunt Elementary School.
CCSD readies legislative wish list, starting with that funding formula
Jan. 9, 2015
Clark County School District officials have a lengthy wish list of priorities heading into the legislative session, which kicks off Feb. 2. Here's what tops the list ...
School Board member Kevin Child attends a meeting at 2832 Flamingo Road in Las Vegas, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015.
Newest CCSD trustee Kevin Child eager to roll up sleeves, tackle problems
Jan. 8, 2015
He chats merrily with one of the store clerks and a woman sipping coffee nearby. In the course of a few minutes, he finds out a lot. The coffee sipper is a school principal in Orange County, Calif. — Child’s line of work, as of the midterm elections.
Students caught skipping school face driver's license suspension starting Jan. 1
Students caught skipping school face driver's license suspension starting Jan. 1
Dec. 26, 2014
Aiming to lower truancy rates and boost high graduation levels, a new law that suspends the driver's licenses of students who skip school becomes effective in Nevada ...
Len Jessup, dean of the University of Arizona Eller College of Management, was named UNLV’s next president on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014.
New UNLV president readies for next month’s start date
Dec. 24, 2014
Leading up to his first day Jan. 5, UNLV President Len Jessup’s schedule is crammed full of travel back and forth between Las Vegas and Tucson, Ariz. Since ...
What will it take to repair education in Southern Nevada?
Dec. 21, 2014
We have schools that are falling apart. There are stories of children bringing hats and gloves to school for when the heat goes out.
Nevada Superintendent Dale Erquiaga speaks at Spring Valley High School, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Nevada Teacher of the Year Ian Salzman is to his left.
Spring Valley High English instructor named Nevada Teacher of the Year
Dec. 19, 2014
“I started to tear up,” he said. “It was a total surprise.”
School lockdowns lifted; reports of armed man unfounded
Dec. 18, 2014
Lockdowns at two west valley elementary schools were lifted this morning after no armed man was found near the schools, Clark County School District Police said. Metro Police said ...
School District commits to computer science for all students
Dec. 8, 2014
The seven largest school districts in the U.S. are joining more than 50 others to start offering introductory computer science to all their students, the White House said Monday. The school districts encompassing ...
When it’s about education, let’s not cut corners
Dec. 7, 2014
It’s possible that Catherine Cortez Masto was the best candidate for the executive vice chancellor position filled by Chancellor Dan Klaich. Her credentials are not in dispute. But some regents are justifiably irked that they were not involved in the hiring process and a more extensive search was not undertaken.
Edward Coulson, director of Lied Institute for Real Estate Studies and professor of economics, poses in Beam Hall at UNLV Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014.
Real estate was down, but across the country, it’s reviving — and nowhere more than here
Dec. 7, 2014
New to Las Vegas, the director of the Lied Institute for Real Estate Studies talks about the improvement in the real estate market, the increase in enrollment at UNLV and NIMBYism in the 16th century.
Police: $40,000 of electronics stolen from elementary school
Dec. 4, 2014
More than $40,000 of electronic equipment was stolen from an east valley elementary school early Wednesday morning, Clark County School District Police said. One or more people broke into ...
UNLV English professor fired for plagiarism
Dec. 2, 2014
UNLV officials say the school has fired an English professor for plagiarism. UNLV spokesman Tony Allen confirmed Tuesday that Mustapha Marrouchi was fired Nov. 7 ...

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