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July 28, 2014

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Sal Khan, the founder of Khan Academy and one of TIME Magazine's "100 Most Influential People", brings his entrepreneurial spirit and groundbreaking approach to education to Las Vegas on Monday, May 5, 2014. He  speaks about online education and financial literacy during WACUBO14 at the J.W. Marriott.
How to get the most out of the hours spent in school
May 6, 2014
What started as an innovative way for Salman Khan to tutor his cousins has become a renowned online school. Khan talked about how he would improve education in America during a speech Monday in Las Vegas ...
Sheldon Adelson, chairman of the board and CEO of Las Vegas Sands Corp., listens to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie during the Republican Jewish Coalition Spring Leadership Meeting at the Venetian on Saturday, March 29, 2014.
In talk at UNLV, billionaire Adelson insists he’s ‘very socially sensitive’
May 6, 2014
When most people think of Sheldon Adelson, they usually think of the billions he’s made off gamblers and conventioneers. They think of his luxury Las Vegas casinos, his right-wing politics, his heavy investments in Macau. Odds are, they don’t think of him as a moral savior who wants to protect the poor — but Adelson sure seems to. The 80-year-old casino mogul...
Bobby Craig, left, and Doogy Lee create worlds in "Minecraft" that parallel what they have been reading in "The Hobbit" as part of their fifth grade class studies at Quest Academy in Palatine, Ill.
Video game ‘Minecraft’ finds a home in schools
May 4, 2014
Seventh-graders at Northbrook's Maple School had just started learning about the Cold War when a handful of boys sat down at the school's library computers to cement ...
Together, schools and parents can beat back bullying
May 4, 2014
A lawsuit against the School District may focus more attention on this troubling issue.
Regents settle on Georgia firm to lead search for UNLV president
May 2, 2014
Nevada’s higher education leaders are one step closer to selecting an executive search firm to find the next president of UNLV. A UNLV presidential search committee voted unanimously today to ...
Foothill High School seniors Dylan Weasa and Heidi Koehler pose with his "promposal" and her response messages in this photo illustration.
High-schoolers up ante to score prom date with elaborate proposals
May 2, 2014
These days, asking a date to prom has become an elaborate and splashy affair. Students — both male and female — are inviting each other to prom in increasingly creative ways.
Students walk southbound in the quad area during the first day of the fall semester at UNLV Monday, August 23, 2010.
UNLV ahead of the curve in preventing sexual assault on campus
May 1, 2014
The White House has issued a report and launched a website giving recommendations to schools to protect students, but many of those suggestions are already in place here ...
Kwasi Enin speaks at a news conference at William Floyd High School in Mastic Beach, N.Y., on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Enin, who was accepted into all eight Ivy League colleges, announced that he will attend Yale in the fall.
Teen accepted into all Ivy League schools selects one
April 30, 2014
In a move usually reserved for highly recruited athletes, a suburban New York high school student who was accepted to all eight Ivy League schools announced Wednesday before a phalanx of national media cameras that he has decided to be a member of ...
Superintendent: Cheating scandal will not be ‘swept under the carpet’
April 30, 2014
Pat Skorkowsky acknowledged that the School District failed to investigate the school adequately, but also said the district and state were unprepared to handle ...
Melvyn Perry Sprowson Jr., a former elementary school teacher accused of giving a 15 year old runaway an STD, appears in Clark County District Court for a habeus corpus hearing on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.  L.E. Baskow
Efforts to drop kidnapping case against kindergarten teacher unsuccessful
April 30, 2014
Despite his attorneys' efforts today, former Las Vegas kindergarten teacher Melvyn Sprowson will remain behind bars in the kidnapping case of a runaway teen whom he reportedly harbored for ...
High-achieving student will attend Yale after acceptance to all 8 Ivy League schools
April 30, 2014
Yale is the pick for a New York student who made national headlines after …
Kyle Bryan listens while Aimee Hairr talks about the lawsuit filed by the ACLU on their behalf against Clark County school officials Tuesday, April 29, 2014.
2 families scarred by chronic bullying sue for changes at CCSD
April 29, 2014
The parents wore purple wristbands with a simple message: ♥ Hailee ♥ Stop Bullying. Purple was Hailee Joy Lamberth’s favorite color. In December, the White Middle School seventh-grader killed herself, leaving...
Majority-minority magnet school named state’s best
April 29, 2014
Advanced Technologies Academy ranked in the top 500 nationwide in U.S. News and World Report's rankings. See which schools received gold, silver and bronze medals.
Boys line up backstage during the Chaparral High School commencement ceremony at the Orleans Arena on Friday, June 15, 2012.
Nevada’s high school graduation rate is worst in the nation
April 28, 2014
Although the average graduation rate nationally hit a record high of 80 percent in 2012, Nevada had the lowest rate in the country at 63 percent, according to...
Nevada System of Higher Education Chancellor Dan Klaich discusses his legislative agenda, including the new funding formula, during a Las Vegas Sun editorial board meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013.
Proposal to raise tuition at UNLV divides regents
April 25, 2014
Nevada’s higher education leaders expressed split opinions on the proposed tuition hikes looming over thousands of college students across ...

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