Pedro Martinez, the former deputy superintendent of Clark County School District who resigned in 2012 to become superintendent of Washoe County School District, has been relieved of duty “effective immediately,” according to the Northern Nevada school system.
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Twelve schools nationwide have been named Grammy Signature Schools for 2014. The program gives money to public high school music programs based on excellence, financial need or both. Las Vegas Academy was one of two gold-level schools to receive $5,000.
Amna Raza, a 14-year-old eighth-grader from Las Vegas, failed to advance in the 2014 Scripps National Spelling Bee despite going two-for-two Wednesday in the public part of the competition.
Walking school buses are catching on in school districts nationwide because they are seen as a way to fight childhood obesity, improve attendance rates and ensure that kids get to school safely.
Warren Elementary School teacher Trina Boring’s hard work and dedication to her students has earned her the honor of being Clark County Educator of the Month for April.
Foothill High School’s student newspaper, The Hillside Hotwire, went home Friday with the most first-place plaques and the title of best reduced-format newspaper in the 38th annual Clark County High School Journalism Awards.
Education briefs from across the Las Vegas Valley
The Clark County School Board started earnestly discussing district-wide rezoning Thursday as a way to even out the district’s student population, which officials contend can’t be done by building new schools because of a lack of money.
Las Vegas’ Del Sol and Valley high schools may be the next chronically underperforming campuses handed a multi-million-dollar chance to turn around student performance.
With a recommendation on the table to alter Nevada’s education funding formula to increase spending on at-risk pupils, a state panel was told Thursday that the next step will be to determine the financial ramifications of such a change on Nevada’s 17 school districts.
The Washoe County School District has discontinued the use of an anti-bullying video that was shown to students at Sparks Middle School, including the 12-year-old gunman who went on a fatal schoolyard shooting rampage in the weeks after he watched it.
Advanced placement Spanish and culture teacher Beth Leinwand received $2,500 from the school’s Innovative School Team to fund a mini cultural museum project for her students.
The Clark County School Board gave final approval Wednesday to a $2.2 billion spending plan for 2014-15 that would provide money for more teachers, assistant principals, deans, buses, school support staff and full-day kindergarten classrooms.
A panel of state officials and educators on Wednesday recommended a significant change to how Nevada allocates public education dollars to account for the challenges of educating students in poverty and those who are not fluent in English.
About 5,900 parent surveys, which can drive changes in the Clark County School District, have been completed so far. That’s a mere 2 percent participation rate that falls far short of the 230,000 families in the nation’s fifth-largest school district.
Most people can remember being forced to sit at the table as children until all the food was gone from their plate. As adults, some may still dread eating certain foods because of the experience.
Not only is billionaire Bill Gates sending Erika Carrera to the college of her choice, but President Barack Obama will bid her good luck in a White House ceremony this summer, placing the medallion of U.S. Presidential Scholar around her neck.
Students from the UNLV Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering showcased their commercially viable projects May 8 at the annual Spring Senior Design Competition.
Paychecks kept coming to Priscilla Rocha as she spent every workday at home on suspension, waiting for the results of a Las Vegas police investigation of her Clark County School District department for possible misuse of taxpayer resources.
College commencements now have hashtags.
May 17, 2014 marks the 60th anniversary of the court’s decision to desegregate educational institutions in Brown v. Board of Education, a ruling meant to “stamp out bigotry and racism in all their forms,” an ongoing social issue that impacts a growing population.
Officials from some of the most well-known segments of Southern Nevada industry are coming together to evaluate the budgeting practices of the Clark County School District, a “business” that employs more people than any other entity in Nevada.
Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky’s first performance review was filled with praise Friday from his seven bosses on the Clark County School Board, who applauded the improvement in teacher morale. But board members also expressed concern over communication with the board and parents, whose children attend the nation’s fifth-largest school district.