Clark County School District officials touted successes in the state’s new star ratings on Monday, celebrating its highest-performing schools and those that improved most.
Amelia covers K-12 education for the Review-Journal, where she came after covering education for two years at the Lowell Sun in Lowell, Massachusetts. She is a Boston University graduate with degrees in political science and journalism, and her awards include first place in education reporting from the New England Newspaper and Press Association. She’s a proud North Carolina native.
The state rates schools from one to five stars based on factors including proficiency rates in English and math, graduation rates, student academic growth and chronic absenteeism.
Dottie Frank, secretary to the principal at the rural school near Creech Air Force Base, says family-like atmosphere keeps her coming back for more.
The two-year contract, which includes a 3 percent raise and a 4 percent increase in monthly health care contributions, averted a threatened teachers strike.
The Clark County School District has reached a tentative two-year agreement with the support staff union, a deal that largely mirrors the one given to teachers.
Clark County School District police arrested a 16-year-old Desert Pines High School student on Tuesday for bringing a gun on campus — the first weapon seizure credited to its K-9 team.
The Clark County School District has received just over a third of the $34 million it sought, while rural Humboldt County had its request fully funded.
The dispute between board President Lola Brooks and Trustee Linda Young revolves around who should represent the trustees on the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association.
The male student who brought the gun to Desert Rose High School was only cited for disorderly conduct, as the BB gun was broken and did not meet the definition of a firearm.
The teachers union and Clark County School Board are expected to vote on a new two-year contract for teachers next week, ending a contentious battle over a pay raise that could have led to a teacher’s strike.
Silver State now ranks ahead of New Mexico in annual rankings by Education Week, but state education officials say that move up made Nevada the fastest-improving state.
The Clark County School District filed for an injunction in court on Monday to stop what the district called a “crippling strike” that the teachers union has threatened for Sept. 10 amid stalled contract negotiations.
Mack Middle School students relocated to Chaparral High School on Monday after issues with air conditioning, the Clark County School District told parents.
Gail Hudson wiped back an abundance of tears as she stood in the courtyard of Hummel Elementary on Monday, overwhelmed by the surprise honor of Nevada’s Teacher of the Year.
Union leaders in other states say “common enemy” helped unify educators, communities, but that level of cooperation has not yet been seen in Southern Nevada.