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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 …
CCSD's Virtual High School gets new name with schools merging
March 13, 2014
The Clark County School Board unanimously approved a new name for Virtual High School and the Academy for Individualized Study, which are merging. The new name is...
Pat Skorkowsky, Clark County School District superintendent, attends an editorial board meeting at the Las Vegas Sun Tuesday Jan. 21, 2014.
In wake of student's suicide, School District forms anti-bullying task force
March 13, 2014
The announcement comes as the School District faces growing criticism for its handling of the suicide death of Hailee Joy Lamberth, who left a farewell note describing how she was...
School police say parent's inquiry about inappropriate relationship led to arrest of sub
March 13, 2014
For the second time this academic year, a Clark County School District Teacher is under arrest, accused of an inappropriate relationship with a student. Tanikka S. Queen, 22, was arrested Tuesday on counts including...
Nevada gets $3.7 million for struggling schools
March 13, 2014
Nevada is receiving $3.7 million in federal grant money to continue “turnaround” efforts at its lowest-performing schools, the U.S. Education Department announced today. Nevada is one of 10 states sharing in more than...
Chancellor: Sportsmanship lacking among students at state's rival schools
March 12, 2014
The chancellor of the state's higher education system is none too pleased with students at UNLV and UNR ...
In this Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, photo, members of The Flobots and Youth on Record founders James Laurie, center, and Stephen Brackett, right, work with music students at Youth on Record headquarters in Denver.
Flobots classroom project takes off in Denver
March 11, 2014
The Flobots, a Denver hip-hop band that gained fame with the hit single "Handlebars," are known for social activism and supporting the Occupy Wall Street movement. Drew Elder, a senior vice president of the investment firm Janus, is more familiar with the cello than with Chuck D.
Students study in the Wiener Rogers Law Library at the UNLV's Boyd Law School in February 2008.
U.S. News includes 11 UNLV graduate programs on Top 100 ‘Best Schools’ list
March 11, 2014
Eleven UNLV graduate programs were ranked among the nation’s top 100, although its law school fell 15 places, according to college rankings released this week by U.S. News and World Report.
Legal opinion buoys idea of taking control of community colleges from regents
March 11, 2014
Kevin Powers, chief litigation counsel for the Legislative Counsel Bureau, said the Nevada Constitution allowed state lawmakers to place the College of Southern Nevada, Great Basin College, Truckee Meadows Community College and Western Nevada College under the control of a governing body other than …
UNLV student headed to former President Bill Clinton’s global conference
March 11, 2014
Robin Gonzales has been working on a project to improve people's health and well-being. Former President Bill Clinton will hear an update on the project's progress.
Rama Venkat named dean of UNLV engineering college
March 10, 2014
UNLV has a new dean for its engineering college. Rama Venkat, the interim dean of UNLV’s Howard Hughes College of Engineering, has accepted an offer to permanently lead the college, according to an announcement this morning.
Did School District get its $100 million worth from for-profit company?
March 9, 2014
Test scores at low-achieving schools improved in the decade since Edison took over, but not enough to persuade the superintendent of the nation's fifth-largest school district to renew its contract ...

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