Hundreds of science projects filled the Coral Academy of Science’s multipurpose room and spilled into the school’s courtyard Saturday for the second annual Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Expo in Henderson.
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Reynaldo Leroy Martinez is proof that the most humble of beginnings can launch successful careers. The former political consultant, senior adviser and chief of staff for U.S. Sen. Harry Reid is the namesake of Martinez Elementary School and the Martinez Child Development Center.
Most Las Vegans are aware that Walker Furniture gives away furniture to families in need around Christmastime. But it also has a similar program for schools: the Valentine Teacher Appreciation Day contest. The winner is chosen based on a letter written by a student, describing his favorite teacher. This year, for the 15th annual contest, Rogich Middle School was the recipient.
For four years, high school senior Emily Weddell has dedicated a week of her time to answer prayers. With a group of her school peers, the 17-year-old visited Guatemalan schools and orphanages and donated water filters that benefited more than 6,000 children.
A bill that would allow incorporated cities to form their own school systems by carving out a piece of a larger district using existing local government boundaries had a hearing Monday in the Assembly Education Committee.
Andrew Magness, who has taught at Valley High School for eight years, recently was named Clark County’s Educator of the Month for February.
As more than 43 high school teams convened for the FIRST® Robotics Las Vegas Regional Competition, it’s easy to focus on the students and the intricate robots they designed, but their mentors and coaches are the reason they’re able to compete in the first place.
Students from across the state gathered at Tarkanian Middle School on Friday for the 2015 Nevada National Geographic State Bee at Tarkanian Middle School.
A bill that would authorize the state Department of Education to take over underperforming schools was described Friday as a measure of last resort for institutions that have been unable to make progress in student achievement after years of effort.
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A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit that alleged a girl was harassed at Wynn Elementary School because she was black.
The Nevada Legislature and governor are giving the Clark County School District fits. Finance officers for the nation’s fifth-largest school district are predicting a nearly $108 million budget shortfall if Gov. Brian Sandoval’s state budget is passed as is and two state education ordered waivers are rolled back.
If Nevada ends up designating so-called “Victory Schools” for high-poverty areas of the Silver State, there won’t be a one-size-fits all model for improving them. That’s why all Victory schools need the flexibility to create plans for improvements and using the funding, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Dale Erquiaga, said Thursday.
High school student teams from across the world will be competing in the FIRST® Robotics Competition Recycle Rush challenge at Cashman Field on Friday and Saturday with robots they have designed and constructed in 42 days.
As March Madness ignites Americans’ yearly obsession with college basketball games and broken brackets, a new book is calling attention to a different kind of madness: the systemic academic fraud at the center of college sports.
UNLV President Len Jessup broke his silence Thursday on a bill that would allow permit-holders to bring concealed weapons onto Nevada college campuses.
The Henderson Chamber hosted its second I CAN BE (Integrating Career Academies by Networking Business and Education) program at Silverado High School, 1650 Silver Hawk Ave., March 11 to introduce freshmen to careers to help them plan their high school classes.
Students, professors and activists rallied at UNLV Wednesday afternoon to oppose legislation that would allow concealed weapons on campus. Students at the University of Nevada in Reno held a similar rally at the same time.
Does your child dislike reading? Does he consider it torture? Punishment? A menial task he must perform before enjoying his afternoon? Your neighbor’s nine-year-old is gobbling up novels like they’re nothing more then a page of the Sunday Funnies and your son won’t even read the instruction manual for his newest video game.
Take a sip for scholarship at UNLVino, Las Vegas’ wine weekend, slated for April 16-18. The event, set to feature celebrity chefs, entertainers, wines, spirits, craft beers and cuisine over three nights, raises funds for UNLV’s William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration.
The executive director for the organization that represents the state’s two largest education unions has been replaced. It was not immediately clear if Gary Peck was fired or resigned from the leadership post at the Nevada State Education Association. According to the NSEA web site, Peck has been replaced by interim executive director Richard “Dick” Terry.
The magic words at Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour aren’t “abracadabra” but rather, “read more books.” In March, King, a Summerlin resident, visited four elementary schools — Hollingworth, Bunker, Thomas and Thorpe — for Nevada Reading Week. This is the fifth year in a row that King has presented the Magical Literacy Tour.
After 10 years of pleas and false hope that the Clark County School District would replace the aging Heard Elementary School with a new school in a quieter part of Nellis Air Force Base, base officials want to sever ties with the school district and have a new charter school built, joining eight other Air Force bases around the country that have charter schools.