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Author Ben Nelson, 20, who is autistic and has recently published his first book "Little Red Flying Hood," concentrates while creating graphics for his new upcoming comic book alongside his mom, Laura, while working at his home in Henderson May 23, 2014.
In his own world, autistic high schooler’s imagination takes flight
June 1, 2014
When Ben Nelson was 4 years old, a social worker told his mother that the boy wouldn’t amount to anything. Ben had just been diagnosed with autism, a social and developmental disorder that affects 1 in 68 children. As an infant, he couldn’t do the simplest motions, like roll over on his back. Later, he would have trouble learning to talk. But on June 11, Ben Nelson will prove that social worker wrong ....
In this July 9, 2011, file photo, Mark Zuckerberg, president and CEO of Facebook, walks with Priscilla Chan during the 2011 Allen and Co. Sun Valley Conference in Sun Valley, Idaho.
Zuckerberg, wife to give $120 million to Bay Area schools
May 29, 2014
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are donating $120 million to the San Francisco Bay Area's public school system. The couple's gift will be spread over the next five years and is the biggest allocation to date of the ...
School districts to share cost of new testing
May 29, 2014
The Clark County School District has agreed to pay part of the cost for a new state-mandated exam next year. In 2013, state lawmakers passed a law that required...
Caesars Palace headliner Shania Twain visits her Kids Can Clubhouse in North Las Vegas on Tuesday, May 27, 2014, as part of her Shania Kids Can Foundation.
Shania Twain returns to her Kids Can Clubhouse in NLV: ‘It’s such a great success; I feel like celebrating’
May 28, 2014
For the first time since she launched her Shania Kids Can Foundation Clubhouse eight months ago at a North Las Vegas elementary school, Shania Twain returned Tuesday for a report-card checkup and was ecstatic to hear the passing grades.
Las Vegas Academy of the Arts students hold their GRAMMY Signature Schools Gold Award during the presentation for achieving GRAMMY Signature Schools Gold status on Wednesday, May 28, 2014.
District magnet school to celebrate Grammy with concert
May 27, 2014
Las Vegas Academy of the Arts will receive its 11th Grammy award today, the most of any …
Foundation awards local students nearly $770,000 in scholarships
May 27, 2014
The Public Education Foundation awarded nearly $770,000 in college scholarships to more than 370 Clark County students today. In the past two decades, the nonprofit education group has...
Superintendent gets an A for this effort
May 25, 2014
Pat Skorkowsky is the career educator, not me, but I’m going to give him an A* anyway. More on the asterisk later, but the Clark County School District superintendent ...
Students study math at Canyon Springs High School.
Test your Common Core skills
May 25, 2014
About 44,000 students across Nevada piloted a new standardized test this spring...
Ronzone Elementary School teacher Billie Ann Watanabe teaches a lesson in a portable classroom, one of 20 on the central Las Vegas Valley campus. Across the Clark County School District, there are more than 1,200 portable classrooms serving about a fifth of all elementary school children.
School District mulls options to reduce number of portables
May 23, 2014
The Clark County School District has 1,872 portable classrooms, the equivalent of 40 permanent elementary schools. With so many portables, district officials are now wondering ...
Kindergarten students line up for lunch at Elizondo Elementary School in North Las Vegas on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011.
District eyes extra support for schools formerly run by Edison
May 22, 2014
The Clark County School District is considering spending $638,000 to provide additional services to its seven elementary schools serving mostly minority students. Earlier this year, the School District ...
CCSD settles disability discrimination lawsuit with ex-teacher
May 22, 2014
The Clark County School Board on Thursday approved a $150,000 settlement with a former teacher who filed a disability discrimination complaint against the district in 2009. Jacqlyn Smith, who was hired by the School District in in 1992, was a ...
Del Sol, Valley high schools could get ‘turnaround’ status if funding OK’d
May 22, 2014
The Clark County School District has applied for $4 million in federal grants to convert two more Las Vegas high schools into “turnaround” campuses. If the School District receives the School Improvement Grant funding ...
CCSD approves $2.2 billion budget, paving way for more teachers
May 21, 2014
The School District’s budget increased nearly $50 million, or about 1 percent, from this fiscal year. District officials said the budget increase is due to slight increases in property tax revenues and ...
Las Vegas geography whiz, 14, seeks victory on national stage
May 19, 2014
Benjamin Hand, 14, has always liked geography. The Las Vegas eighth-grader grew up poring over atlases and Google Maps, looking up countries — near and far — that he hopes to visit one day. But first, Hand is traveling to ...
Boys line up backstage during the Chaparral High School commencement ceremony at the Orleans Arena on Friday, June 15, 2012.
New law to cut number of high school seniors taking part in graduation ceremonies
May 16, 2014
For years, Nevada allowed all seniors who passed their classes to walk at graduation, even if they failed the high school proficiency exam. These students wore caps and gowns and walked across the stage with their class, but instead of a high school diploma, they received a ...

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