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Nevada education ranked last in nation

Nevada’s public school system remains dead last in the nation for a third year running, according to an analysis of children’s well-being released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation on Tuesday.

Disabled valedictorian looks beyond disabilities in graduation address

Scoopo is valedictorian of the class of 2014 despite not being able to walk, write with his hands or talk. Before Nov. 8, 2000, Michael “Mikey” Scoopo was what you’d call a regular 5-year-old. Everything changed in a mouthful. It is unclear which morsel of food was tainted with E. coli bacteria, but whatever it was almost killed him.

FAFSA sorry for ‘Help me. I’m Poor’ tweet

The Education Department on Wednesday apologized for a tweet that depicted a scene from the movie “Bridesmaids” with the words “Help me. I’m poor” imprinted on it as part of an effort to get students to apply for federal aid.

Lawmakers delay start of new teacher evaluations

A panel of lawmakers on Thursday agreed to delay for one year a new statewide performance evaluation system for public school teachers and administrators. The new evaluation system was proposed to begin in the 2014-15 school year, but the Legislature’s Interim Finance Committee was told it is not ready to be implemented.