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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.

Birthday guess wins Mojave Max Emergence Contest

Las Vegas first-grader, one of 4,589 Clark County students to enter the countywide 2014 Mojave Max Emergence Contest, found out Thursday that she’s the winner.

Walking tour points out UNLV’s ecosexy spots

UNLV got a glimpse Wednesday of the intersection of ecology and sexology with a guided walking tour of campus ecosexy spots. The event included orientation to teach about 15 participants 25 ways to make love to the planet.

Nevada lawmakers, critics debate Common Core standards

Tuesday’s meeting of the Legislative Committee on Education was anything but ordinary as heated discussion revolved around one topic for nine hours — the Common Core – and what’s coming with them as Nevada public schools phase in the new state standards.

Nevada’s first lady touts early education drive

Nevada’s first lady, Kathleen Sandoval, is kicking off an early education initiative in Northern Nevada, calling on businesses and civic organizations to help young students prepare for a lifetime of learning.

Nevada State College smooths way for community college transfers

To aid recruiting and ease the transition for community college students, Nevada State College announced Tuesday that it will have permanent offices on all three College of Southern Nevada campuses.

New report details racial gap among Nevada children

(AP) — A new report shows white and Asian children in Nevada are far better positioned for success than the state’s black and Latino children, although all groups fare worse than the national average.