Both sides of the debate on a school-choice law passed by the 2015 Nevada Legislature came away optimistic from the pointed questions asked Friday during two state Supreme Court hearings over the controversial measure’s constitutionality.
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Hundreds crowded downtown’s Regional Justice Center Friday morning, hoisting signs and chanting as attorneys prepared to deliver oral arguments in a pair of controversial school choice lawsuits before the Nevada Supreme Court.
Sparks flew between a Clark County School Board member and a top Republican lawmaker in the closing moments of a town hall meeting Thursday to gather feedback on a plan to reorganize Nevada’s largest school district.
A Clark County School District student wrote to View Neighborhood Newspapers, saying, “I’m writing this directly to parents because I don’t think writing essays at school, or putting up posters, or attending assemblies about bullying is working.”
Walking around Henderson, Sue Smuskiewicz is reminded of the legacy her husband, Dennis Leonard Smuskiewicz, left behind. For 31 years, Dennis taught, coached, tutored and mentored students at Basic High School, 400 Palo Verde Drive.
If there’s anything supporters and critics of school choice can agree on, it’s the likelihood that a pair of state Supreme Court hearings on Friday will have an impact on public education beyond Nevada’s borders.
By a vote of 4-0, the trustees present at the Wednesday meeting agreed to wait until the entire board convenes for an Aug. 3 work session before they make a final decision that will impact the health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance benefits for nearly 12,000 employees.
A three-day camp held July 21-23 at UNLV helped 50 carefully chosen incoming high school freshmen decide if a career in the medical field was right for them.
Back to school is around the corner and new backpacks, school supplies and school uniforms are needed for children in the care of Clark County’s Department of Family Services.
The study, released Monday by personal finance website WalletHub, ranks 150 metropolitan areas based on quality of local schools and the number of adults with high school, college and professional degrees.
Graduation rates in Clark County and across the state have risen over the past few years, raising questions about the value of high school diplomas if students can’t succeed in college.
Standing in blue scrubs and facing a packed UNLV auditorium Saturday, 50 students just a few weeks from entering high school explained medical terminology and analyzed scans aloud.
Eight town hall meetings will be held over two weeks beginning July 28 to provide input into the proposed plan to reorganize the Clark County School District.
A lawsuit against the Clark County School District and the Mack Middle School teacher’s assistant accused of sexually assaulting an autistic student is heading to federal court.
The Clark County School District had 700 vacancies on June 3, but that number has dropped to 370, according to district officials, who acknowledged that most of the remaining openings were special education positions.
After more than 30 years, the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine will break most of its Southern Nevada ties as it undergoes a redevelopment plan.
At 72 and with 50 years of teaching already under her belt, Cortez Elementary teacher Chelita Clinkscale has no plans to abandon her students just yet.
Justin Gilbert, 17, of Summerlin has been named the Battalion Commander of the 129th Corps at St. John’s Military School in Salina, Kan. The rank is the highest position a senior cadet can attain at the private school.
The United States is known as the land of opportunity for immigrants who escape the harsh conditions of their native countries and hope to pursue a better tomorrow. Yet the country that was founded by immigrants has also turned its back on them with harsher immigration laws and barriers on higher education.
Ayele Amavigan was never supposed to get out of her village in Togo, a small country in West Africa. The odds were against her. But in 2013, the Spring Valley resident received her doctorate in education from Nova Southeastern University. It was a monumental achievement for someone who started school at 9 years old with limited resources.
When you want to engage students in history, give them a little mystery. That’s what Summerlin resident Kay Moore does every time she writes a book for young people. An educator before retiring in 2013, she knows how to bring that spark to a young person’s eye with tidbits from history. Her first two books were published by Scholastic as part of its “If You Lived” series. Besides being used in schools, her books are sold in gift shops at historical sites. Each has sold over 700,000 copies, and both are in second printings.
One could easily assume that growth in Summerlin’s population has exploded after learning that three new schools, which will eventually accommodate more than 4,000 students, will be opened in the community within the next couple of years.
The Nevada Department of Education announced Tuesday that it received the award from the U.S. Department of Education through its School Improvement Grant program.
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