Nevada’s higher education board convenes near Lake Tahoe on Thursday for a high-stakes special meeting to consider changing how the state’s colleges are governed.
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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.
Wright State University in Ohio on Tuesday pulled out of hosting the first presidential debate this fall because of concerns over costs and security.
A math teacher who refuses to allow classroom time to be wasted also finds time to help students with challenges of poverty. Even though her students are often labeled at-risk, she has managed to raise test scores in math.
More than a decade after losing his bid to lead the Clark County School District, Michael Strembitsky claims the public spotlight as he wields control over the future of the nation’s fifth-largest school system.
Kris Patrick oversees 50 Clark County schools that serve breakfast and lunch during the summer — and she wants to turn the nose-wrinkling reputation of cafeteria food into a thing of the past.
It’s been a vision of UNLV leaders for years: A widely supported medical school educating the region’s future doctors and bearing the university’s name.
U District aims to bring more than 3,000 beds to the north edge of campus by 2026 and is a key part of UNLV’s efforts to shed its commuter school image. But dozens of low-income families — hundreds of people — stand in the way of that estimated $200 million vision.
Kevin Child, the first-term member of the Clark County School Board, is drawing fire for asking his followers on Facebook whether they would ever run over protesters.
A state panel on Tuesday approved a $1.8 million settlement in favor of the Nevada Department of Education over a botched student testing program.
A pair of bills backed by U.S. Rep. Joe Heck, R-Nev., that aim to make college more accessible were passed by the House of Representatives on Monday with unanimous voice votes.
Gov. Brian Sandoval has backed an incumbent who is fighting to keep his seat on Nevada’s higher education board, an unusual endorsement for an elected body that seldom draws public interest.