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November 24, 2014

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Study: Despite new funding formula, Northern Nevada schools still come out on top
Oct. 8, 2014
Nevada’s new higher education funding model may not be the great equalizer it was billed to be for Southern Nevada schools, according to a UNLV Lincy Institute report released today. Last year, the Legislature approved ...
Ciara Swenson uses a note book to help work out a math problem with tutor Michael Christenson during a tutoring session in the Swenson's home Saturday, May 31, 2014.
Adult class aims to clear up confusion from Common Core
Oct. 5, 2014
Some parents are getting frustrated trying to help their children with math homework.
New nonprofit touted as hub for health care in Nevada
Oct. 2, 2014
A new medical entity has emerged in Nevada, but its mission isn’t to compete with hospitals and medical schools — it’s here to help them. The Nevada Medical Center was unveiled ...
Standout principal: Job requires vision, compassion and willingness to get dirty
Oct. 2, 2014
Lee Esplin had no idea what he had accomplished as a top school administrator until a colleague nominated him to be ...
Sex ed & CCSD: Dear parents, no one wants to teach your kindergartner how to masturbate
Sex ed & CCSD: Dear parents, no one wants to teach your kindergartner how to masturbate
Oct. 1, 2014
“It is not being proposed to teach in kindergarten. Not even close. We would never be discussing that.”
Sandoval to head education, workforce committee for Governors Association
Sept. 30, 2014
The National Governors Association has selected Gov. Brian Sandoval to lead its Education and Workforce Policy Committee. The two policy areas — education and employment — are among ...
2 Las Vegas Valley schools named among best in the country
Sept. 30, 2014
Two Las Vegas Valley schools were named among the best in the country today, earning the National Blue Ribbon School award from the ...
UNLV education major awarded Gov. Guinn scholarship
Sept. 29, 2014
UNLV senior Tara Leigh Myl received a financial boost in her goal to finish college without any debt, becoming the Southern Nevada recipient of the ...
Nevada colleges get $10 million job training grant
Sept. 29, 2014
Nevada’s community colleges received a $10 million federal grant to bolster job training programs, according to Gov. Brian Sandoval’s office. The U.S. Department of Labor awarded the money to ...
"Homework Hotline" is a Vegas PBS program where two math teachers Andrew Lenselink of Valley High and Andrew Sullivan of Johnson Junior High help kids live on TV with their homework Wednesday, September 24, 2014.
Lights! Camera! Math! Vegas PBS show offers homework help for students
Sept. 28, 2014
Andrew Sullivan and Andrew Lenselink are stars of a reality show like no other in Las Vegas. From 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, the two don matching shirts and become TV tutors ...
Research assistants Kiwon Sohn, left, and Youngbum Jun work on the DRC-Hubo robot at UNLV Wednesday Sept. 24, 2014. The research assistants followed UNLV professor Paul Oh, who came from Drexel University for UNLV's drones/robotics program.
Professor’s goal: Make UNLV a hotbed for robotics
Sept. 26, 2014
For the past 14 years, Paul Oh has been working with students at Drexel University to turn science fiction into reality. His specialty is robotics. His projects include designing a flying ambulance to rescue people injured in disasters, developing a field of indoor flying robots to help first responders and ...
A view of Wynn Las Vegas and Encore taken from a Maverick Helicopter on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, above the Las Vegas Strip.
Wynn hosts back-to-school fair at casino for employees
Sept. 25, 2014
Ana Zaragoza browsed education booths amid a crowd of co-workers during her lunch break today at Wynn Las Vegas, collecting pamphlets about resources she was learning about for the first time. She had no idea about a tutoring website that her 16-year-old daughter could ...
Nevadans among least likely to finish high school, attend college
Sept. 25, 2014
Based on recently released data, West Virginia had the lowest level of educational attainment and Massachusetts the highest. Where did Nevada rank? ...
University ends community classes with nude models
Sept. 24, 2014
The University of Oregon has ended free art sessions for community artists to sketch nude models, saying it could not afford the increasing cost of ...
Debris remains on the road after a sideswipe crash between a school bus and a tractor-trailer at the 215 Beltway and Lamb Boulevard on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014.
2 students in hospital, pregnant driver in labor after school bus crash
Sept. 24, 2014
A pregnant school bus driver was in labor and two students were taken to hospitals this morning after an accident at the 215 Beltway and Lamb Boulevard in North Las Vegas. The bus, carrying ...

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