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Role of education called key in Nevada’s economic recovery

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.

Panel approves $150,000 study to compare higher education funding

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.

Adapted physical education teacher works to bring kids together

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.

Paralympics Sport Club gatherings give kids chance to test their abilities

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.