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School district programs aim to foster love of reading

Clark County School District programs such as Reading Through the Holidays, along with the All People Promoting Literacy Efforts program in the Henderson area, are some of the ways area students are being exposed to reading outside of the classroom.

We R Community program gives students philanthropy experience

Between homework, exams and extracurricular activities, students at 14 local high schools are finding time to run their own foundations. They will spend the school year creating a mission statement, researching nonprofit organizations, reviewing grant applications and funding grants that will help the community as part of the Public Education Foundation’s We R Community program.

School volunteers look to make positive impact

For students in at-risk communities, you could be just what they need. The Clark County School District is seeking volunteers for two of its districtwide service programs. All you need is a passion for education and a little free time.

Artist turned teacher makes school his canvas

You can see his paintings in galleries in Bologna, Italy; New York City, Los Angeles and locally at the Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Art, 450 Fremont St., Suite 280. However, Michael Cababe’s biggest exhibit is at Bracken Elementary School, 1200 N. 27th St. Cababe became the school’s art teacher four years ago and transformed the campus into a canvas that he and his students add to each semester.

School district hopes to improve math scores with iPad pilot program

The Clark County School District is testing a new iPad pilot program at four schools in an effort to improve math proficiency scores. About 1,150 students were given iPads instead of textbooks, preloaded with Fuse Algebra textbooks and software. Each iPad costs $687, including software, for a total of about $790,000.