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August 17, 2018

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Education

Photo: The Faith Lutheran High School student body helps
Faith Lutheran students launch effort to help alleviate poverty in Kenya
Thursday, August 16, 2018
A group of students at Faith Lutheran Middle School & High School is teaming with nonprofit World Vision to help sponsor impoverished children in two Kenyan villages ...
Police: Student with loaded gun arrested at Henderson school
Police: Student with loaded gun arrested at Henderson school
Monday, August 13, 2018
A student at Green Valley High School in Henderson was arrested with a loaded handgun this morning, the first day of classes after ...
Photo: Clark County School District Superintendent Jesus
Q+A: New CCSD superintendent prioritizes curriculum, funding for his first year
Monday, August 13, 2018
education:
The new leader of the country’s fifth-largest school district wants to work with lawmakers to update the state’s decades-old funding formula and maximize current funds by streamlining curriculum ...
Nevada schools continue to rate poorly, but officials aren't standing still
Nevada schools continue to rate poorly, but officials aren't standing still
Sunday, August 12, 2018
With its high cost to taxpayers and its low ranking and lasting impact on hundreds of thousands of youngsters, Nevada’s education system provides fuel for politicians ...
Photo: Clark County School District Superintendent Jesus
New superintendent has plan to tackle district’s unique challenges
Friday, August 10, 2018
Sun editorial:
As is, the district’s curriculum is a hodge-podge that varies from school to school. Although state standards for educational aptitude are in place across the district, the actual curriculum plans are approved at the building level. With more than 350 schools in the district ...
CCSD board narrowly votes to enact polarizing gender diversity policy
CCSD board narrowly votes to enact polarizing gender diversity policy
Thursday, August 9, 2018
Trustees Deanna Wright and Linda Cavazos said the deciding factor in their votes for the policy was administrators and principals asking for guidelines in dealing with ...
CCSD families encouraged to use new SafeVoice reporting system
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
As students prepare for a new school year, Nevada has implemented a statewide system to report possible threats and bullying at K-12 campuses ...
Meet the kids who would be affected by transgender policy in schools
Meet the kids who would be affected by transgender policy in schools
Thursday, August 2, 2018
CCSD:
The Nevada Legislature passed Senate Bill 225 last session, requiring the state Board of Education to institute a policy that protects students who are gender nonconforming, hoping to address ...
Group to offer free or reduced-price vaccines, sports physicals
Friday, July 27, 2018
With a new academic year beginning Aug. 13, that means many families are scrambling for the required care. For those with limited means ...
UNLV breaks ground on research and tech park
UNLV breaks ground on research and tech park
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
UNLV broke ground today on the Harry Reid Research and Technology Park. The university marked the start of construction on a $35 million, four-story building, the first ...
Powerhouse UNLV debate program is a guiding light for political discourse
Powerhouse UNLV debate program is a guiding light for political discourse
Sunday, July 15, 2018
HIGHER EDUCATION:
Jacob Thompson has transformed UNLV from a startup to a top 10 program that competes against — and has defeated — heavyweights like Harvard ...
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Push to name new school after officer slain in Oct. 1 shooting strikes chord with community
Friday, July 13, 2018
Hartfield, a Metro Police officer and a Nevada National Guard first sergeant, was out enjoying an open-air concert on Oct. 1 when he transformed from fan to first responder, ushering others to safety. Nine months later, names are being sought by CCSD for new campuses ...
Teachers want school named for officer killed in Oct. 1 shooting
Teachers want school named for officer killed in Oct. 1 shooting
Monday, July 9, 2018
Two teachers are petitioning to have a new elementary school named after an off-duty police officer who died in the Las Vegas mass shooting. KVVU-TV reports Clark County School District teachers ...
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Funding challenges, teacher shortages reach Clark County classrooms
Thursday, July 5, 2018
This past year, Angie Manzanares, a Leavitt Middle School science teacher, sold her break time between classes back to the Clark County School District so she could teach an additional class. Not only did this earn her $6,000 more a year, but it also made her class sizes smaller, which benefited her students. It was a ...
Photo: In this file photo, UNLV President Len Jessup sits
Jessup urges UNLV supporters to keep rallying for the university
Friday, June 29, 2018
Len Jessup says his lasting memories from UNLV include a number of big-splash moments, such as celebrations of fundraising and enrollment milestones as well as the opening of the university’s medical school. But things that happened far more quietly were just as ...