In September, Stuckey Elementary School, 4905 Chartan Ave., was added to the list of 329 schools that have been named a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. The recognition is given for academic excellence or progress in closing achievement gaps.
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Liridon Poliku, the American-born son of Albanian immigrants, wanted to be an EMT since he was 11. Now he is, thanks to the Pathway to Paramedic program.
UNLV has earned a federal grant to help local students from disadvantaged backgrounds pursue a path to college.
The impact of the state Supreme Court’s decision to kill Nevada’s education savings account program likely will ripple across the nation as more than a dozen states consider similar legislation.
The Nevada Supreme Court on Thursday struck down the state’s education savings account law, ruling that while the premise of using taxpayer money for private education was constitutional, the method used to fund the ESA program was not.
Inside a converted storage room at Western High School is a freshly painted mural that reads, “It matters little what lies in the past or even what lies ahead. What matters most is what lies within.” Created by Las Vegas artist D2, the mural was the finishing touch to the new yoga room at the school, 4601 W. Bonanza Road, and speaks to the use of the space: It is dedicated to at-risk students as well as those who have experienced a crisis in their lives.
Hunger pangs and lack of school supplies are no longer a reason to miss class at Desert Rose High School. The North Las Vegas school recently opened a new student resource center to help its at-risk student population.
Stuckey Elementary, only six years after making its debut in southwest Las Vegas, already has earned a spot on the nation’s elite list of Blue Ribbon Schools.
Families and public schools in Nevada this week finally should receive the scores of new Common Core tests that more than 200,000 third- through eighth-grade students completed last spring.
Dale Erquiaga, a longtime fixture in Nevada’s public policy realm, will step down from his role in Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval’s office to become president and CEO of Communities in Schools.