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Honors program returns to College of Southern Nevada

After a five-year hiatus due to lost leadership, the College of Southern Nevada’s honors program is being resurrected by professor Patrick Quinn and others from the English department. Beginning in fall 2014, the school will offer advanced classes.

Desert Research Institute puts out welcome mat for public

The Desert Research Institute will open its doors Wednesday night for a rare — and free — look inside some of its labs in Las Vegas. The open house, called Science LIVE!, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at 755 E. Flamingo Road, next to the National Atomic Testing Museum just west of Swenson Street.

CCSD sued over allegations of bullying at Henderson school

Two male students from Greenspun Junior High School allege they were sexually, physically and verbally harassed by other students for months because of their “perceived sexual orientation,” but received little help from school officials, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday against the School District in Clark County District Court.

CSN recognized by feds as minority-serving institution for Asian students

The College of Southern Nevada is now a minority-serving institution for Asian American, Native American and Pacific Islander students. The designation, announced Monday and issued by the U.S. Department of Education, recognizes the CSN student body is composed of more than 50 percent low-income or Pell Grant eligible students and at least 10 percent of the student population identifies with the ethnicities indicated by the award.

Experts eying school budget a promising sign

If you know anything about the history of the Clark County School District, you know that it is often short of money and classroom space, but it has never suffered from a lack of costly expert analysis and commissioned studies.

Latino students equal white peers in Nevada’s college grad rate

The good news is that Latinos graduate from college at the same rate as whites in Nevada. The bad news is that those numbers are still below the national average. Excelencia in Education found that 39 percent of Silver State Latino students and white students graduate from college in four years, compared to 41 percent and 50 percent nationally.

Nevada among worst in high school graduation rates

U.S. public high schools have reached a milestone, an 80 percent graduation rate. Yet that still means 1 of every 5 students walks away without a diploma, and it’s even worse in Nevada.

Nursing students hone skills on high-tech mannequins

Simulation labs are used in nursing schools to give students realistic experience in controlled settings. The labs look like hospital rooms and mannequins serve as patients. The high-tech mannequins can simulate speech, breathing, blood pressure, heart rate and other functions.

Noted art educator says fostering creativity is its own reward

Many people would bask in an ego trip upon earning a national award, but Liza Amor said she was being singled out for something she loves to do. On March 29, the National Art Education Association honored her with the 2014 Nevada Art Educator of the Year Award.

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