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Library at North Las Vegas elementary school gets renovated

Principal and faculty at Herron Elementary School described it as a prison. “The building is very institutional,” said librarian Karen Egger, who transferred to the North Las Vegas school in January. “With the fence, it looks like a prison.”

Patterson recommended as interim Nevada State College chief

Bart Patterson, the higher education system’s vice chancellor of administrative and legal affairs, should be the interim president of Nevada State College, the chancellor said Thursday.

We R Community program gives students philanthropy experience

Between homework, exams and extracurricular activities, students at 14 local high schools are finding time to run their own foundations. They will spend the school year creating a mission statement, researching nonprofit organizations, reviewing grant applications and funding grants that will help the community as part of the Public Education Foundation’s We R Community program.

School volunteers look to make positive impact

For students in at-risk communities, you could be just what they need. The Clark County School District is seeking volunteers for two of its districtwide service programs. All you need is a passion for education and a little free time.

Regents to discuss opening at Nevada State College

Nevada State College is effectively already without a president. Lesley Di Mare, the interim president, accepted a job last week as president of a Colorado university. She will start that job Dec. 1. Until she leaves in mid-November, she is using up her vacation time.

UNLV receives $15 million donation for business school

UNLV will hire 10 new professors, rename its business college, fund a lecture series and provide scholarships as high as $15,000, and it won’t cost the taxpayers a dime, thanks to one of the largest donations in the university’s history.

Clark County School District benefactors recognized

The Clark County School District in 2010-11 took in a record $22 million in donations of goods, services and money from 700 businesses and organizations involved in the district’s Community Partnership Program.

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