The mother of a 15-year-old boy shot and killed by Las Vegas police in 2009 has set up a scholarship for graduating Chaparral High School students and is asking for donations.
Here’s one way to prompt what Doug Lombardi promises will be a “very spirited discussion” among middle school kids. Mention Pluto. Kids still are “very angry about Pluto’s demotion to a dwarf planet,” explains Lombardi, an area science educator and past president of the Southern Nevada Science Teachers Association.
Almost all of the Clark County School District students who want to switch schools through open enrollment for the 2011-12 school year will get their wish, school officials said Friday.
Clark County School District police won a legal victory when a judge upheld a ruling that they are entitled to be covered by collective bargaining rules that apply to other police officers and firefighters, who have “expedited” access to an arbitrator to resolve impasses in talks. School officials and school police haven’t been able to negotiate a contract that expired in 2007.
Students stood in line for hours Tuesday, hoping to get into College of Southern Nevada classes that had been closed but opened up after last week’s purge of students who registered for classes but didn’t pay their tuition or fees.