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CCSD approaches school year short 650 teachers

Less than a month before classes begin, the Clark County School District is short 650 teachers, according to officials who struggle almost every summer to recruit the army of teachers needed at its 357 schools.

Berkley: High hopes for VA internship bill

When 135 medical students gathered Wednesday for entry into the Class of 2018 Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine program at Touro University Nevada, former U.S. Rep. Shelley Berkley anticipated passage of a bill that will some day let many of them train at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in North Las Vegas.

Bail not required in school district theft case

Longtime public schools official Priscilla Rocha will remain released on her own recognizance until her April 2015 trial on 50 felony counts related to $289,000 in alleged thefts from the Clark County School District, decided a district court judge Wednesday.

Partnership to help autistic children announced

UNLV, the University of Nevada School of Medicine and a local nonprofit are partnering to bring more services to autistic children, in the form of a two-story center across from UNLV’s main campus.

Teen competes in elite graphic design contest

Las Vegas high school student Javier Salazar may have started doing graphic design just two years ago, but he’s one of only three U.S. competitors in the Adobe World Championship in Anaheim, Calif., which pitted him against 31 others from 17 countries.

Ex-school official says she’s not guilty in $289k theft case

Former Clark County schools official Priscilla Rocha and four co-defendants facing theft charges for taking $289,000 in public funds from the School District remain free despite a prosecutor’s assertion Monday that they are a “flight risk.”

CSN strives to retain students

The College of Southern Nevada is experimenting with improving retention by restructuring requirements for new students.

Official wants to make Shenker Academy stand out

As director of the Shenker Academy, a preschool in Summerlin, Specht stays busy even when school’s out. She’s working now with her staff on the curriculum for the upcoming school year and hosting several daily tours for prospective families.

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