Nevada schools on Monday resumed statewide testing of students in grades three to eight following computer server crashes that interrupted the process last week. About 27,000 students started testing without interruption on Monday morning, according to the Nevada Department of Education, though the system later generated error messages at some schools across the state.
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Some 20 upper school students who run the TMS MicroBank at The Meadows School have given out 536 loans worth more than $104,000 to small-business owners, farmers and others trying to build a career and life for their families in countries from South America to Southeast Asia.
University officials made their pitch to the Legislature Tuesday to increase initial funding for a UNLV medical school beyond the $9.3 million that was included in Gov. Brian Sandoval’s budget so it can begin operating in 2017.
It’s beginning to look like an all-out offensive by the Teamsters against the two largest education unions in Clark County.
The sponsor of a bill heard in the Assembly Education Committee Monday said he wants to protect students like 2008 Henderson valedictorian Brittany McComb, whose commencement speech was cut off when she spoke about her Christian faith.
Southern Nevadans now have a way to monitor pollen counts thanks to a revived joint program involving the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, the Clark County Department of Air Quality and the Clark County School District.
From a pond habitat collage on a bulletin board to drawings of trout in the hallways, there’s something fishy happening at Pinecrest Academy, 1360 S. Boulder Highway.
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Officials at Coral Academy of Science, a charter school with three campuses, want to open its fourth in a long-vacant Henderson shopping center, but more than 600 residents of Sun City MacDonald Ranch have signed a petition to oppose it.
A centerpiece of Gov. Brian Sandoval’s plan to give parents more choice in where their children attend school generated emotional testimony at an Assembly Education Committee hearing Wednesday.
The multimillionaires and billionaires on CNBC’s “Shark Tank” may want to take note of students at The Alexander Dawson School. The private school’s middle school, 10845 W. Desert Inn Road, hosted its own version of the show Jan. 19, featuring projects from more than 12 sixth-graders.
John White, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas’ executive vice president and provost, will step down from his position at the end of the academic year, the university announced Tuesday.
The real challenge in American higher education is not that we don’t have enough college graduates. If New York Times columnist Charles Blow is right, it’s that too many of them are majoring in English, art history, or ethnic or gender studies, and not enough in science, technology, engineering and math.
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Clark County and the Rogers Foundation on Thursday will dedicate Jim Rogers Way, a half-mile slab of asphalt that dissects from north to south the university’s Harry Reid Research & Technology Park in the southwest valley.
The Clark County School District was honored nationally as a College Board Advanced Placement District of the Year for leading large district schools in increasing the number of students taking advanced classes and improving successful scores on AP exams.
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The Clark County School Board on Thursday approved a new attendance policy that requires students under 18 years old to submit a certificate of attendance to the Department of Motor Vehicles or face having a license suspended or denied to them.
A state board overseeing worker elections of unions said it will change its 13-year-old policy that a supermajority is needed for one union to oust another, noting that it was “a failed experiment.”
Like her “Love Target” protagonist, Nevada author Heidi Loeb Hegerich was an underage Las Vegas showgirl in the ’50s and swinging ’60s.
On Thursday morning the Nevada Local Government Employee-Management Relations Board will rule on the validity of Teamsters Local 14’s bid to take over as the Clark County School District’s support staff union, a role now filled by the Education Support Employees Association.
The College of Southern Nevada has renovated 26,000 square feet and added another 5,000 square feet to the oldest building on its Charleston campus.
A trio of Nevada Supreme Court justices seemed perplexed on Wednesday as they listened to a Clark County School District lawyer argue that work email addresses for its 17,000 teachers are not public record.
For a school that stresses academics, The Meadows School has an art program that is making an impact of its own. Six of its students were art award recipients in the recent Scholastic Art & Writing Awards., with their work set to be displayed this month at the Springs Preserve.