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Reid touts Senate student loan bill to UNLV students

U.S. Sen. Harry Reid on Friday met with student leaders at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas to promote a Senate bill that aims to reduce the $1.2 trillion debt burden graduates face across the country.

Graduation means more than ceremonial walk

About 740 seniors from 13 high schools were identified by the Clark County School District early this school year as at risk of dropping out. These students, out of a senior class exceeding 20,000, were then targeted for intensive support in an annual Reclaim Your Future effort.

Las Vegas Academy honored as Grammy Signature School

Twelve schools nationwide have been named Grammy Signature Schools for 2014. The program gives money to public high school music programs based on excellence, financial need or both. Las Vegas Academy was one of two gold-level schools to receive $5,000.

Nevada speller falls short in National Spelling Bee

Amna Raza, a 14-year-old eighth-grader from Las Vegas, failed to advance in the 2014 Scripps National Spelling Bee despite going two-for-two Wednesday in the public part of the competition.

Journalism laurels go to Clark County high schools

Foothill High School’s student newspaper, The Hillside Hotwire, went home Friday with the most first-place plaques and the title of best reduced-format newspaper in the 38th annual Clark County High School Journalism Awards.

CCSD seeks funds to improve 2 struggling high schools

Las Vegas’ Del Sol and Valley high schools may be the next chronically underperforming campuses handed a multi-million-dollar chance to turn around student performance.

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