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April 18, 2014

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Three more schools getting extra help through turnaround program
Feb. 24, 2014
The Clark County School District today announced three new “turnaround” schools: Bailey Middle School, and Manch and Mountain View elementary schools.
Car chase leads to barricade situation, school lockdowns
Feb. 24, 2014
Metro Police arrested a person suspected of stealing a car on Monday nearly four hours after he evaded Nevada Highway Patrol in a car chase. Highway Patrol troopers initially attempted to pull over the suspect about 10:45 a.m. at Spring Mountain Road and Arville Street. The suspect sped away and escaped the troopers before ditching the Honda Accord in a parking lot in the 4500 block of Pennwood Avenue, Trooper Loy Hixson said.
19 Clark County students in running for prestigious academic honor
Feb. 21, 2014
Nineteen Clark County School District students were named candidates for one of the highest academic honors programs in the nation.
Former U. S. Congresswoman Shelley Berkley (D-NV) speaks about the need for Nevada residency programs during an editorial board meeting at the Las Vegas Sun offices Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014.  Berkley is the new CEO and senior provost of the Touro College and University system in Nevada and California.
Touro University open to partnering with UNLV on health care
Feb. 21, 2014
Six weeks after taking the helm of Touro University Nevada, Shelley Berkley said her private medical school is willing to partner with UNLV in its quest to create the first public medical school in Southern Nevada.
UNLV announces 36 members of panel to choose new school president
Feb. 20, 2014
Nevada’s higher education leaders have tasked this group with conducting a national search to find a permanent replacement for former President Neal Smatresk, who took the helm of the University of North Texas, near Dallas, earlier this month.
Advanced Placement calculus students crowd into a class at Clark High School in this January 2010 file photo.
More Nevada high school students taking college-level courses
Feb. 18, 2014
More Nevada high school students are taking Advanced Placement exams, but their passing rate falls below the national average. A decade ago, about 16 percent of the graduating class took at least one AP exam during high school. Last year nearly a third of graduates took an AP exam.
Appeals court sends school uniform lawsuit back to lower court for additional review
Feb. 14, 2014
A suit by a Reno couple challenging a student uniform rule is returning to federal district court after an appellate court decision.
Assistant superintendent taking post as elementary principal
Feb. 14, 2014
Lucy Keaton, the first assistant superintendent of the Clark County School District’s English Language-learner program, is stepping down from her position to become principal of an elementary school, district officials announced Friday.
School District reveals new vision statement
Feb. 13, 2014
The Clark County School District has a new vision statement after seven months of discussions.
District drops frequency of elementary school report cards
Feb. 13, 2014
The Clark County School District will issue report cards for elementary school students twice a year instead of three times a year.
CCSD high schoolers granted new options for college-course credit
Feb. 13, 2014
Clark County high school students can earn high school and college credit for 13 additional College of Southern Nevada courses.
Pat Skorkowsky, Clark County School District superintendent, responds to a question during an editorial board meeting at the Las  Vegas Sun offices in Henderson June 11, 2013.
CCSD putting additional 10 elementary schools on year-round schedule
Feb. 13, 2014
Ten additional Clark County elementary schools will switch to a year-round calendar this fall to combat classroom crowding, Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky announced.
Ethics panel rules no willful violation by CCSD officials
Feb. 12, 2014
The state Ethics Commission has ruled there were non-willful violations by members of the Clark County School Board in using school facilities to promote passage of a property tax issue.
Tom Skancke speaks at the Nevada Development Authority's annual luncheon Friday, Dec. 7, 2012.
Business leaders: Forget the margins tax ... fix the school funding formula
Feb. 12, 2014
Business leaders opposing a new tax initiative for education are advocating a new solution to Las Vegas’ school funding woes: Change the state’s K-12 funding formula.
CCSD Superintendant Pat Skorkowsky addresses the crowd, including Station Casinos executives, staff and partner schools principals during the CCSD Smart Start School Partners' Breakfast at Green Valley Ranch Resort on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013.
Skorkowsky woos business community with talk of greater transparency, educational gains
Feb. 11, 2014
Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky urged local business leaders today to partner with him to create a new vision for the Clark County School District.

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