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UNLV’s research could draw new industries

Could hibernating squirrels help reawaken the Las Vegas economy? Diversification has become the favorite buzzword for weaning the valley from the reliance on tourism and construction that has proven so painful during the past three years.

School Board’s tentative $1.8 billion budget worries teachers, parents and students

The Clark County School Board on Wednesday approved a $1.8 billion tentative budget that includes cuts to help bridge an anticipated $407 million shortfall. It eliminates about 1,834 jobs and has parents and students concerned about teacher layoffs and cuts in drama, sports and other extracurricular activities.

Ethics panel: School chief’s housing fund OK, but ‘poor policy’

The Clark County School Board was within the law to authorize a privately funded housing allowance for new Superintendent Dwight Jones, according to the Nevada Commission on Ethics. But it was “poor policy” and contrary to the intent of state prohibitions against giving gifts to public officials, the commission said.

Student chefs prepare for national test

Much like the contestants on Food Network shows such as “Chopped” or “Iron Chef,” the student chefs at the East Career and Technical Academy must prove themselves by preparing a mystery ingredient.

Proposal would change schools’ starting times

School bell times would change for 110 schools to save as much as $10 million in transportation costs under a proposal that the Clark County School Board will consider next week.

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