U.S. Rep. Joe Heck said he hopes to see hearings and possibly action before year’s end on a bill that would change career and technical education funding.
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While staring out at what is essentially a diving platform 855 feet above concrete and imagining the plummet, it might have been a little hard to focus on the statistics, facts and science that Michael Mann, director of ride engineering for the Stratosphere, was explaining, but a group of 17 students from Goodwill’s ELITE program listened with rapt attention. The program is for those ages 17 to 24 with a documented disability who are looking for assistance achieving their goals in education, employment or both.
There were more than the usual handful of residents awaiting the opening of the Sahara West Library on March 17. Seventh- and eighth-graders from Leavitt Middle School, 4701 Quadrel St., were bussed to the location to view art from Eyob Mergia’s exhibit “The Philosophy of Form and Color” as well as photography by Marcella Brendible, a member of the Tsimshian Nation in Alaska.
The editor of UNLV’s student-run Rebel Yell says the newspaper’s name needs to be changed. She said it’s racist and advocates institutionalized racism with its ties to confederate history.
A proposed reorganization of the Clark County School District would create 357 individual school precincts — one for every campus — with power flowing away from central administration and toward parents, students and school staff.
A federal appeals court has dealt another blow to a former UNLV student waging an aggressive five-year court battle against school employees who accused her of plagiarism.
The state Board of Examiners on Tuesday approved a $354,000 contract for a Las Vegas-based research firm to evaluate the success of several public education reforms that the Nevada Legislature passed last year.
A group of community leaders that has spent months brainstorming policy priorities ahead of next year’s legislative session is almost done rounding up a higher education wish list.
The nonprofit program Jobs for Nevada’s Graduates will expand to four North Las Vegas high schools this fall.
When she resigned from the State Board of Education in December, Allison Serafin noted a potential conflict of interest as she planned to submit the sole bid to serve as the state’s new charter harbormaster.
Pharmacy students at Roseman University are volunteering to help Nevada’s Medicare population learn more about their insurance coverage, and a new grant is expected to boost their efforts.
State lawmakers, charged with reorganizing the Clark County School District, may recycle a school reform model that the Nevada Legislature abandoned during the economic crisis and state budget cuts.
UNLV has picked Chris Heavey as the new dean to lead its College of Liberal Arts, the university’s biggest division. Heavey is vice provost for undergraduate education.
A pair of 3-D printers whirred with activity, slowly etching layers of plastic into a small toy, as students claimed one of 18 work stations Tuesday in Silvestri Junior High School’s new technology lab.
When the University of Nevada, Las Vegas purchased a 42-acre plot of vacant land on Tropicana Avenue in December, Clark County Commissioner Mary Beth Scow was the first to reach out to the academic institution.
Holocaust survivor Stephen “Pista” Nasser of Las Vegas told his story of death and horror to students at Henderson State College on Thursday. It was his 1,000th such presentation.
Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday delivered an impassioned address at UNLV to raise awareness about sexual assault on college campuses, decrying a culture that subjects victims to being “raped by the system.”
The state Supreme Court extended the briefing schedule in the appeal over Nevada’s education savings account to accommodate outside groups wanting to file friend-of-court briefs.
After years of controversy, including a misappropriation of funds, Quest Preparatory Academy’s Roberson campus, 7485 W. Azure Drive, is facing possible closure due to the expiration of its special use permit, set to occur this summer.
Hours before their March 24 show inside Club Madrid at Sunset Station, members of the band Otherwise were strumming their guitars just like any other practice. But this time it was more special, as they were joined by students from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada, who were taking guitar lessons from the band members.
Capt. Ken Young of the Clark County School District Police Department said situations arise that warrant a school go into lockdown more often than one might think.
The College of Southern Nevada wants to explore an administrative overhaul at its three campuses, an effort that could transform leadership roles at the state’s biggest college. President Michael Richards is seeking a study that would consider creating three provost seats to oversee each of the school’s three campuses and bring CSN’s ranks closer to students, faculty and staff.
The Clark County School Board Wednesday approved a $2.2 billion budget that includes larger class sizes and fewer year-round schools but expands full-day kindergarten to all elementary campuses.