Ramona Denby-Brinson is taking one for UNLV’s team of social science researchers. She is the 2015 recipient of the Harry Reid Silver State Research Award.
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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.
A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit that alleged a girl was harassed at Wynn Elementary School because she was black.
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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.
UNLV President Len Jessup broke his silence Thursday on a bill that would allow permit-holders to bring concealed weapons onto Nevada college campuses.
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.
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.
During a conversation with a professor at an Ivy League college, a mother nudges her daughter to share how she’s president of her school’s “survivors-of-bulimia” group.
“Newsies” cast members Chaz Wolcott and Jordan Samuels have some moves. That’s news to no one.
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After donating $10 million in December to UNLV’s Black Mountain Institute, philanthropist Beverly Rogers on Thursday evening announced an additional $20 million gift from the Rogers Foundation to the literary center.
Why go into heavy debt and disrupt your life for a certification of business training that you can get essentially for free?
From dancing to singing, Las Vegas resident John Rothman’s creative wheel is always turning.
This fall, students in Clark County will have a chance to get hands-on experience in the classroom while preparing for a medical or agricultural career through a new program.