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Sandoval: Pass education tax plan or see 20 percent cut in state budget

Gov. Brian Sandoval warned Friday that if Nevada lawmakers don’t extend sun-setting taxes and approve new tax revenue the state could face across-the-board budget cuts as deep as 20 percent, damaging an already dismal education system.

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.

School choice supporters rally at Nevada Capitol

Several hundred charter, online, private and home-schooled students, parents and administrators converged on the Capitol grounds Wednesday to promote school choice in Nevada.

School crowding top issue for district superintendent

Clark County School District Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky began his state of the district address on Monday by praising specialty magnet programs, but warned that enrollment is rapidly growing in the crowded school system.

Touro University names new provost

Touro University Nevada announced it has hired former UNLV administrator Raymond W. Alden, III to be provost of its Henderson campus.

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.

CCSD expands special programs, limits busing options

Clark County School District officials continue to flesh out the details of their evolving transportation plans for students attending next year’s expanded magnet programs.

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