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Nevada mulling dramatic crackdown on low-performing schools

Nevada’s underperforming public schools are about to feel the squeeze from state education officials who have long identified the chronic strugglers but have done little more than watch them.

Del Sol teacher pushes math mastery

Del Sol High School teacher Tina Miller gives students a lift other math hurdles, named October Educator of the Month.

Foothill High band performs in annual Macy’s parade — PHOTOS

It took a competitive selection process, hundreds of hours of rehearsal and about $700,000, but the Foothill High School band made it to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York to perform before a national audience.

Nevada rules for immigrant benefits are gray area

While details are emerging about what kinds of federal benefits might be available to immigrants covered by President Barack Obama’s recent executive order, the rules surrounding state benefits in Nevada remain murky.

City hires chief for LV’s downtown school program

Las Vegas Downtown Achieves, a city-funded education organization aimed at helping schoolchildren in the downtown core, has hired its first executive administrator.

 
2 LV West Point cadets give thanks, spread the word

A couple of West Point cadets at home in Las Vegas say their vision for giving thanks on Thanksgiving Day is focused on being with their families and getting a chance to spread the word to high school students about opportunities at the prestigious military academy.

Las Vegas schools claws back $23,000 from double-dip administrator

High-ranking Clark County schools official Bramby Tollen has repaid the district for claiming paid medical leave last summer while she was actually working for a school district in Washington state.

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