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EDITORIAL: Merit pay, incentives can help boost low-performing schools

The lack of “teacher equity” in education systems across the country — including the Clark County School District — is by design. School districts and teacher unions have long embraced contracts and policies that ensure a steady flow of exceptional, experienced teachers to stable, higher-achieveing, higher-income, less-violent campuses where parents are more involved. Meanwhile, lower-achieving, lower-income, more-violent schools with higher minority enrollment and less parental involvement serve as training grounds for the newly hired — and the last stops for poor teachers who should be fired.

Paul Pierce challenging self in WSOP Main Event

Josh Reichard came prepared. Not only did Reichard arrive Wednesday at the Rio Convention Center for Day 2C of the World Series of Poker Main Event wearing a Paul Pierce No. 34 Boston Celtics jersey, he had a Sharpie stashed in his pocket, too.

U.S. loves soccer but can’t play it — yet

Now that the final match is set, that it has been decided Germany will play Argentina for the championship of the World Cup on Sunday, that Brazil as a host nation will mourn its national team’s disastrous semifinal loss for years to come, it’s important to separate fact from fiction with American soccer.

Aces erupt early, roll past 51s, 15-4

The Reno Aces had 18 hits in their 15-4 victory over Las Vegas. Reno took control with 11 runs in the second and third innings.

Attorney for defense lawyer says police off track

The attorney for a Las Vegas defense lawyer under investigation in connection with allegations of helping a client flee the country said Wednesday that police are on the wrong track.

Locals only: Las Vegas Elvis Fest kicks off on Thursday

Are you lonesome tonight? If so, get your Elvis-lovin’ self over to Westgate Las Vegas, formerly the LVH, formerly the Las Vegas Hilton, formerly The International, where The King held court during the 1970s.

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