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Mendoza teacher honored for classroom innovation

Justin Brecht’s innovative approach to teaching fifth-graders at Mendoza Elementary School garnered him the title of Clark County Educator of the Year for 2013-14 in a program sponsored by the Las Vegas Review-Journal and Sierra Nevada College.

Clark County seeks state funding for portable classrooms

There may be fewer students per kindergarten teacher because of a state mandate, but Clark County School District is struggling to find room for the 167 additional kindergarten classes this creates.

Clark County schools tighten student testing protocols

Security will tighten over student test materials in Clark County public schools, due to a policy change approved by the School Board on Thursday following a state investigation that found one of its Las Vegas schools cheated on state tests.

Literary Las Vegas: Travis Bowker

Written as a letter to incoming educators, local author Travis Bowker shares his story and strategies for teaching success in “What Teaching Has Taught Me.”

School year starts with record enrollment

Today marked the first day of school for Clark County’s 320,000 students, beginning the 2014-15 school year with a record enrollment that officials expect will increase through Labor Day week.

Unvaccinated students pose risk to others

A tide of 400 children arrived at the Southern Nevada Health District’s main clinic each day last week. The numbers were driven by procrastinating parents scrambling to get their children vaccinated before classes begin Monday in the Clark County School District.

Before school starts, kids squeeze every bit of fun out of summer

Students in the Clark County School District resume classes Monday. But, even as summer’s end beckoned, several valley students still were finding ways to wring the last bit of enjoyment out of the respite.

$27 million sought for UNLV medical school

The Nevada Board of Regents decided Friday to ask the governor to put $45.94 million toward transforming the state’s medical education, including $26.67 million for a new UNLV medical school.

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