When Del Sol High School teacher Patty Ellsworth begins teaching her 10th-grade world history class this fall, she’ll draw from personal knowledge of the subject matter. She and two other local teachers traveled across Turkey in July as part of a trip sponsored by the Turkish Cultural Foundation and the World Affairs Council of Las Vegas.
Students from across the Las Vegas Valley designed their own roller coasters and created a model city from recycled materials as part of Camp Invention at the Cumorah Academy, 6000 W. Oakey Blvd., July 18-22.
Public schools struggling under the testing mandates of No Child Left Behind were handed a lifeline Monday by the Obama administration that will allow them to opt out of the federal education reform.
Kathy Konowalow walks past a mountain of computer monitors piled on a classroom floor. She turns down a narrow hall. A dozen doors lean against both walls, freshly painted.
The halls of Snyder Elementary School are hushed and hot. To save money, air conditioning is limited during summer vacation.
Nearly two-thirds of Clark County schools failed to make the grade under No Child Left Behind in the 2010-11 academic year, officials announced Wednesday.
The scene is all too familiar — a large cement wall a little off the beaten path, teens and paint. In this case, however, the teens aren’t tagging the wall. They’re creating murals to discourage graffiti as part of the Summer Business Institute.
Elementary, middle and high schools in the same neighborhoods are going to get a lot cozier with each other as they are organized into cooperative teams beginning this month. The Clark County School District will be creating 14 “performance zones” based on location and achievement.
A poor student has to work harder to learn. That’s the premise of a federal program granting $72 million — on top of normal funding for the upcoming school year — to 91 Clark County schools with enough poor children to qualify.
Lucy Keaton helped transform what was one of the lowest performing elementary schools in Las Vegas into an exemplary turn around school, the state’s highest academic designation. During the six years Keaton has been at the school, Hewetson has met adequate yearly progress standards four years running and had gains of at least 10 percent in student achievement on standardized tests every year.
Sandra Ransel is enthusiastic about her job helping nontraditional students earn their diplomas. Her hard work recently earned her recognition as an “Unsung Hero.”