It took a competitive selection process, hundreds of hours of rehearsal and about $700,000, but the Foothill High School Band made it to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York to perform before a national audience.
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Las Vegas Downtown Achieves, a city-funded education organization aimed at helping schoolchildren in the downtown core, has hired its first executive administrator.
A couple of West Point cadets at home in Las Vegas say their vision for giving thanks on Thanksgiving Day is focused on being with their families and getting a chance to spread the word to high school students about opportunities at the prestigious military academy.
While details are emerging about what kinds of federal benefits might be available to immigrants covered by President Barack Obama’s recent executive order, the rules surrounding state benefits in Nevada remain murky.
An autism teacher who suffers from cerebral palsy has filed a discrimination lawsuit against the Clark County School District.
High-ranking Clark County schools official Bramby Tollen has repaid the district for claiming paid medical leave last summer while she was actually working for a school district in Washington state.
Outgoing state Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto was named executive vice chancellor of the Nevada System of Higher Education.
Bishop Gorman High School has gone high tech, issuing all of its students iPads, which hold the various subject books they use. The school was planning the transition for the past few years, trying to determine the best way to go textbook-free.
St. Anne Catholic School observes its 60th anniversary this school year with nearly full enrollment and dedication to its traditional faith-based educational approach.
Author and human rights activist Aryaan Hirsi Ali received the In Pursuit of Excellence Award at the Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson Educational Campus’ In Pursuit of Excellence gala on Saturday, despite her controversial stance on the Islamic religion.
Somali-born human rights activist, politician and author Ayaan Hirsi Ali will be honored Saturday at the 11th annual In Pursuit of Excellence Gala. Hirsi Ali will be recognized by the Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson Educational Campus for her support of women’s rights and universal access to education.
Education briefs from across the Las Vegas Valley
Nevada Senate Majority Leader Michael Roberson and outgoing Assembly Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick agreed Thursday that the Legislature must approve more funding for education and reform the tax system to find new revenue for schools.
The Las Vegas-based nonprofit Children’s Advocacy Alliance says 70 percent of 3- and 4-year-olds in Nevada do not attend a preschool program. For the past 15 years, another Las Vegas-based nonprofit, Family to Family Connection, has been giving a boost to such children. In early October, Family to Family opened a new headquarters in the northwest.
Between supporting staff and implementing programs, it isn’t unusual to see principal Lee Esplin wiping down tables and mopping the floor before heading out to play wall ball with his students during recess at Treem Elementary School, 1698 Patrick Lane.
Angela Taylor, a former vice president at the University of Nevada, Reno who grew up attending Washoe County schools, has been named to the school district’s board of trustees.
A San Francisco kid with a knack for collegiate fundraising was tapped to lead the University of Nevada, Las Vegas by the state higher education Board of Regents Tuesday.
Silverado High School will host the Empty Bowl Project Wednesday evening, serving soup and bread in student-made bowls to raise money to feed the hungry.
Clark County School Board members are backing away from their rebuke of a state investigation that alleged test cheating at Kelly Elementary School.
A Board of Regents ad hoc search committee late Monday recommended University of Arizona business school dean Len Jessup as UNLV’s next president to the full board.
John Bowers’ teaching honors include UNLV’s Barrick Distinguished Scholar Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship and he has written scholarly works about literary classics and canonical authors. Almost through serendipity the English professor reached out to a much wider audience through The Great Courses.
Following a week of interviews, campus tours, meetings and forums, all three finalists for UNLV president on Monday will have an opportunity to address the Nevada System of Higher Education presidential search committee at a public meeting at the Marietta Tiberti Grand Hall in the Richard Tam Alumni Center.
Seventeen dollars doesn’t sound like a lot until it adds up to a $5.4 million loss. To the Clark County School Board, it was cause for outrage Friday after hearing that the state will provide $17 less per student in funding than pledged this school year.
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