Efforts are underway to preserve the site of Carson City’s Stewart Indian School’s site, restore buildings and turn it into a historical and Native American cultural center.
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After calling for a return to a more well-rounded curriculum in schools, U.S. Education Secretary John King spent an hour fielding requests Thursday from Las Vegas educators and leaders.
State lawmakers on Thursday approved a $150,000 contract to hire a retired superintendent to develop an empowerment model for the Clark County School District in time for the 2018-19 school year.
Nonprofit Opportunity 180 hopes to bring more educational opportunities to the Las Vegas Valley, particularly for low-income students. The brainchild of Allison Serafin — whose background includes being the former Nevada State Board of Education vice president and executive director of Teach For America Las Vegas Valley — the group wants to see high-quality charter schools enter the valley to educate those students who are underserved due to their economic status.
The Nevada Department of Education has selected Brett Barley, a vice president with a lobbying firm that supports education reform, to serve as deputy superintendent of student achievement.
According to Cheryl Wagner, coordinator for the Clark County School District’s School-Community Partnership Program, there are more than 120 school gardens across the Las Vegas Valley. General education classes in elementary, middle and high schools use the gardens differently and tailor the lessons depending on the class.
For its production of the famously dark musical “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” Shadow Ridge High School plans to focus more on character than violence.
U.S. Education Secretary John King Jr. will come to Las Vegas today to promote a “well-rounded” education that goes beyond an intense focus on math and science to embrace areas such as social studies, art, health and languages.
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.