The Rebel Reading Challenge event launched at the Thomas & Mack Center at UNLV in Las Vegas on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. The event, which featured people including CCSD Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky, comedy magician Mac King, and UNLV coaches and student-athletes, among others, included approximately 6,500 4th and 5th grade students from 33 schools.
A brief look at how Clark County School District and the teachers union got to this point:
Many parents hearing for the first time Tuesday about a possible strike next month by Clark County school teachers were supportive of the action.
Clark County teachers may walk out of classrooms en masse in September if the standstill in contract negotiations is not broken by the end of the week.
The teacher’s union is expected to make an announcement Tuesday morning regarding a potential strike if its demands are not met in contract talks with the Clark County School District.
An ethics complaint accuses Superintendent Jesus Jara of expensing a $2,409 exercise bike just before a $17 million deficit hit the Clark County School District.
The new plan for the $125 million UNLV School of Medicine building includes a provision for a cadaver lab — a departure from the initial plans to rely on a virtual anatomy lab.
Union leaders meet to consider next steps, potentially including a strike, as district calls offer the “most significant increase in compensation and benefits” in over a decade.
Years before Northwest Academy was closed amid an ongoing child abuse investigation, officials from four Nevada communities removed their students from the facility.
An allegation of Medicaid fraud last year against Northwest Academy led state officials to temporarily suspend payments to the boarding school.
A 16-year-old student was arrested Thursday after bringing a BB gun onto the campus of Sedway Middle School in North Las Vegas, school police said.