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UNLV public history students get education at Rex Bell’s ranch

About 25 graduate students in the public history program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, spent much of the past semester at the Walking Box Ranch in Searchlight, cataloguing and cleaning thousands of artifacts that once belonged to former Nevada Lt. Gov. and actor Rex Bell and his wife, actress Clara Bow.

Students from The Meadows School play Santa for students at West Prep

Students from The Meadows School hosted their fourth annual holiday event for another school Dec. 16, this year bringing presents for students at West Preparatory Academy in downtown Las Vegas.

Award recognizes Kelly Elementary School for excellent food service

Students in the Clark County School District come into the lunchroom every day expecting a tasty meal, but few of them know the lengths that food service staff go through to feed all 309,000 of them. The staff at Kelly Elementary School near downtown Las Vegas, stands above the rest, having just received the district’s first Food Service Five Star Award for excellence in the areas of health, safety and attitude.

Class sizes could rise if teacher layoffs go through

Any outcome in the pending arbitration between the Clark County School District and the Clark County Education Association could be devastating. If the district wins, teachers will have to pay back thousands in raises. If the teachers win, they keep the money, but the district warns that about 1,000 of them will need to be laid off.

Schools pitch in to help students in need

Many schools in the Clark County School District go above and beyond traditional services to help their most needy students, offering meals, clothing, school and hygiene supplies and even dental care.

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Cimarron-Memorial High School hosts Thanksgiving meal for families in need

Hundreds of homeless schoolchildren and their families from Clark County School District’s Performance Zone 3 received a meal Nov. 24 at Cimarron-Memorial High School, 2301 N. Tenaya Way. More than 600 families from the zone’s 28 schools were invited to attend the school district’s inaugural Thanksgiving Dinner.

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