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Education Notebook

The Epicurean Charitable Foundation Las Vegas plans to move to a new office at 6765 S. Eastern Ave., Suite 1. The office will include a student lounge for studying and a computer lab.

The foundation supports local education, including hospitality- and culinary-related organizations and charities. Its primary endeavor is awarding annual scholarships to students seeking careers in the hospitality industry.

For more information, call 932-5098 or visit ecflv.org.

local banks teach children to save

Elementary school students will learn this month about financial responsibility and the importance of developing savings habits from volunteer instructors from eight local banks.

Volunteers in the Teach Children to Save program, organized by the United Way of Southern Nevada and the Nevada Bankers Association, plan to visit more than 130 classrooms and educate more than 7,500 students.

For more information, visit teachchildrentosave.com.

Students with dyslexia can nominate teachers as unsung heroes

The International Dyslexia Association is accepting nominations through May 15 for teachers, tutors or other educators who have made a difference in the lives of dyslexic students.

The award will recognize each nominated educator as an unsung hero by sending a letter to that teacher and listing him on the association’s website.

All teachers will be placed in a drawing for one free conference registration, a $250 travel stipend and three nights’ accommodations to attend the group’s 62nd annual conference, Reading, Literacy & Learning, set for Nov. 9-12 in Chicago.

To nominate someone, visit interdys.org/honorateacher.htm.

Online school offers scholarships

Advantages Online Private School is offering an essay contest for two $750 scholarships for Clark County high school students.

The students’ 200-word essays should describe the biggest educational challenge they face in high school and how they are conquering it. Entries are due April 29, and scholarships may be used to cover the cost of a course offered by the accredited online school.

For more information, visit advantagesschool.com.

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