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Literary Las Vegas: Rena C. Winters

”In Lieu of Therapy” is a collection of journal entries, religious reflections, short stories and poetry written over a lifetime by Las Vegas writer Rena C. Winters. Winters is also the author of “Smurfs: The Inside Story of the Little Blue Characters.”

Applications for CCSD magnet programs spike

The Clark County School District saw more than 18,000 students apply for magnet school programs next fall, nearly 2,000 more than applied last year, officials said. The application deadline, which ended Tuesday, had been pushed to February as district officials worked out an evolving transportation plan for those students accepted to magnet programs.

CSN designated Hispanic-serving institution

The College of Southern Nevada has been designated as a Hispanic-serving institution by federal education authorities, opening the door to hundreds of thousands of dollars in grant opportunities for the school, president Michael Richards said Monday.

Literary Las Vegas: William Post

When the Civil War breaks out, 17-year-old Roy Fox is asked to use his knowledge of the area’s terrain to carry messages to Confederate leaders. His elusiveness in evading Union capture earns him the title The Gray Fox.

CCSD graduation rate declines slightly

The Clark County School District’s graduation rates for the second year continue to hover around 71 percent, with 16,604 students receiving diplomas in 2014. However, the 70.9 percent graduation rate was lower than the 2013 high of 71.5 percent, when 16,194 students graduated.