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Israeli competition challenges safe-cracking skills of 4 Clark County school teams

Call them either Bycraft’s Five or a reincarnation of the Hole in the Wall gang, but a team of four juniors and one senior from Green Valley High School are ready to crack some safes. Science teacher Mike Bycraft and members of the Henderson school’s engineering club are headed to Israel in March to compete in an international safe-cracking competition. Three other Clark County schools are also participating.

Will your child be affected by CCSD zoning changes?

Clark County School Board members voted on Thursday to make minor zoning changes that will affect several schools throughout the valley next year.

Noted UNLV biologist James Deacon has died

Deacon, founder of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas environmental studies program, specialized in study of Devil’s Hole pupfish and other Nevada endangered species.

School bond rollover bill debated in Assembly

A controversial bill that would extend a bond rollover program to address pressing school construction needs in Clark County ran into tough questioning Thursday in an Assembly committee.

Student-run loan operation benefits small biz, families

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.

Officials seek more funds for UNLV medical school

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.

‘Students’ rights’ bill debated in Legislature

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.

New program tracks early spike in pollen counts

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.

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