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CCSD senior clears hurdles; graduations set to start this week

Foster child Anna Goga devoted herself to school and dreamt of the day she would attend an Ivy League school. After her graduation from Sierra Vista High School, that dream will come true.

Retired UA leader inspired to start scholarship fund to help union family members

When Henderson native Charles England retired from his career as a pipefitter, per tradition, the United Association union gifted the monies charged for the advertisements in his testimonial booklet to him. England had no intention of keeping the retirement gift — instead, he started an educational scholarship with the money.

CCSD board member requests report on transgender policy progress

On Thursday, several transgender students and their parents addressed the Clark County School Board and repeated their long-standing requests for a policy that accommodates all students, regardless of gender identity and expression, in public facilities such as bathrooms and locker rooms.

15 Chinese nationals charged with SAT cheating scheme

Fifteen Chinese nationals have been charged with developing a fraud scheme in which they paid impostors to take entrance exams, including the SAT, and gained acceptance to elite American colleges and universities, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Thursday.

Turnaround schools tipping the scales in students’ favor

Reputations can be hard to mend, and the reputations that follow at-risk schools are hard to leave behind, which is what prompted the creation of a program that helps schools turn around.

Struggling union health trust increases payment burden for CCSD teachers

Scrambling to stem “immediate cash flow issues,” the union-created health trust that covers Clark County’s 18,000 public school teachers and their dependents soon will require its members to shoulder more of the costs for doctor office visits.

Transgender student pleads with CCSD to step up, protect her rights

A transgender student in the Clark County School District issues a plea to school board members to enact a policy that offers guaranteed protection and equal treatment for transitioning students in the fifth-largest system in the nation.

10 cheapest colleges for out-of-state students

With college affordability becoming an even larger factor for students seeking degrees than ever before, here is a list of the 10 least expensive universities and colleges across the nation.

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