New Clark County School District teachers may get pushed out midyear before guiding their students on to the next grade. The cash-strapped district, at an impasse with its teachers union over cost-saving measures, is bracing for about 1,000 possible layoffs of licensed staff. The ax will fall if an arbitrator sides with the Clark County Education Association, which has refused to grant $78 million in contract concessions.
Education will play an important role in Nevada’s economic recovery, according to those in attendance Tuesday at a town hall meeting featuring U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and a host of state and local education leaders. “Jobs are going to go to where the knowledge workers are,” Duncan told a crowd of about 500 people at the College of Southern Nevada.
A legislative committee will undertake a $150,000 study to compare how Nevada and other states fund higher education. The Board of Regents by Sept. 1 are expected review the study and recommend changes in how higher education is funded for the Legislature to consider at its 2013 session.
Keeping up with kids in his physical education classes is not easy, which is why Jason Gradyan prefers to use his wheelchair. Gradyan is one of 61 adapted physical education teachers for the Clark County School District, and he helps dozens of elementary students with disabilities assimilate with their general education peers.
The Las Vegas program of the U.S. Paralympics Sport Club, sponsored by the Clark County School District and the city of Las Vegas’ Adaptive Recreation Division, hosted a gathering Nov. 16 at Rancho High School for Clark County School District students with physical disabilities or visual impairments.
As Nevada State College prepares to celebrate its 10th anniversary, the school is once again breaking in a temporary new leader.
A pencil skirt and a blazer over a blouse. Melanie Chambers dresses more like a teacher than a high school senior.