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Parent advocacy group brainstorms education funding options

The statistics are staggering: Nevada ranks last in education funding, and the state’s graduation rate – 63 percent – ranked 48th, nationally. To combat numbers such as these, a grass-roots parent advocacy group, HOPE (Honoring Our Public Education), has sprung up in Southern Nevada in the past couple years.

Clark High School teacher earns second nod as GRAMMY finalist

Charles Cushinery isn’t just one of 10 finalists nationwide for the GRAMMY Music Educator Award. The Clark High School orchestra teacher and music department coordinator is a finalist for the second time.

CCSD approves extended contract with Teach for America

Clark County public schools tripled down Thursday on a controversial partnership with nonprofit Teach for America to provide up to 525 teachers over three years at a maximum cost of $2.1 million in addition to the teachers’ salaries.

Student’s suicide anniversary focuses attention on bullying

A candlelight vigil for Hailee Lamberth, a 13-year-old who committed suicide a year ago Friday, cast a shadow on the Clark County School Board meeting Thursday, with participants trying to keep the pressure on district officials to improve how bullying is handled.

Nevada awarded share of federal preschool grant

Nevada is one of 18 states splitting $226 million in federal grants to develop public preschool programs in 2014, according to an announcement by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and White house officials in a press call Tuesday.

UNLV cadets’ holiday project to produce better soldiers

An effort by ROTC cadets at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas to help a needy family for Christmas has turned into course work that will make them better soldiers in the field.

CCSD schools listen to Obama, add more computer classes

Clark County School District and the nation’s six other largest school systems have heeded the call of President Barack Obama to bring computer science courses to more students, the White House announced Monday.

New Nevada college advisory boards draw criticism

The Board of Regents last week created local advisory councils for the community colleges in the state, a move some education watchdogs fear is just window dressing to appease advocates who want community members to have more say in the colleges.

Sewell teacher surprised with $100,000 grant win

Third-grade teacher Brenda Moynihan came up with Sewell Elementary School’s idea for a Farmers Insurance grant and wrote a 30-page application to support her idea for expanding access to technology in the Henderson school’s community. On Friday, she found out she had succeeded.

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