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December 21, 2014

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What will it take to repair education in Southern Nevada?
Dec. 21, 2014
We have schools that are falling apart. There are stories of children bringing hats and gloves to school for when the heat goes out.
Nevada Superintendent Dale Erquiaga speaks at Spring Valley High School, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Nevada Teacher of the Year Ian Salzman is to his left.
Spring Valley High English instructor named Nevada Teacher of the Year
Dec. 19, 2014
“I started to tear up,” he said. “It was a total surprise.”
School lockdowns lifted; reports of armed man unfounded
Dec. 18, 2014
Lockdowns at two west valley elementary schools were lifted this morning after no armed man was found near the schools, Clark County School District Police said. Metro Police said ...
School District commits to computer science for all students
Dec. 8, 2014
The seven largest school districts in the U.S. are joining more than 50 others to start offering introductory computer science to all their students, the White House said Monday. The school districts encompassing ...
Edward Coulson, director of Lied Institute for Real Estate Studies and professor of economics, poses in Beam Hall at UNLV Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014.
Real estate was down, but across the country, it’s reviving — and nowhere more than here
Dec. 7, 2014
New to Las Vegas, the director of the Lied Institute for Real Estate Studies talks about the improvement in the real estate market, the increase in enrollment at UNLV and NIMBYism in the 16th century.
When it’s about education, let’s not cut corners
Dec. 7, 2014
It’s possible that Catherine Cortez Masto was the best candidate for the executive vice chancellor position filled by Chancellor Dan Klaich. Her credentials are not in dispute. But some regents are justifiably irked that they were not involved in the hiring process and a more extensive search was not undertaken.
Police: $40,000 of electronics stolen from elementary school
Dec. 4, 2014
More than $40,000 of electronic equipment was stolen from an east valley elementary school early Wednesday morning, Clark County School District Police said. One or more people broke into ...
UNLV English professor fired for plagiarism
Dec. 2, 2014
UNLV officials say the school has fired an English professor for plagiarism. UNLV spokesman Tony Allen confirmed Tuesday that Mustapha Marrouchi was fired Nov. 7 ...
Mojave High School teacher Jacob Kepins teaches an algebra class at the school Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014.
The classroom is teacher’s new front line
Nov. 30, 2014
A Teach for America program helps transition veterans into civilian life in schools.
The Foothill High School marching band performs in the 88th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Nov. 27, 2014, in New York City.
Foothill High marches to unforgettable Thanksgiving Day experience
Nov. 29, 2014
Students of Henderson's Foothill High marching band still had a pretty memorable Thanksgiving, participating in the ...
School portable fire causes $125,000 in damages
School portable fire causes $125,000 in damages
Nov. 23, 2014
A portable classroom was heavily damaged by a fire late Saturday evening at Robert Lunt Elementary in east Las Vegas, according to a Las Vegas Fire Department release. ...
Maci Jordan, center, of Legacy High School, laughs during a discussion of U.S. involvement in world affairs during the 58th annual Las Vegas Sun Youth Forum at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014.
Students air differences on hot-button issues, leave vitriol behind
Nov. 20, 2014
Unlike the mudslinging, belittlement and intolerance on display not just during overheated campaign seasons but, increasingly during legislative sessions, students raised hands to speak rather than talking over each other ...
Len Jessup, dean of the University of Arizona Eller College of Management, was named UNLV’s next president on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014.
It’s official: Regents name new UNLV president
Nov. 18, 2014
UNLV has its new president. The Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents voted 12-1 today to approve Len Jessup, dean of the University of Arizona Eller College of Management, as ...
Dr. Len Jessup, Candidate for President of UNLV,  on November 12, 2014.
UNLV search panel selects Arizona dean as next president
Nov. 17, 2014
The UNLV President Search Committee has selected University of Arizona Eller College of Management Dean Len Jessup as its candidate for the university’s 10th ...
UNR professor Andrei Derevianko.
UNR professor thinks GPS may be the key to finding dark matter
Nov. 17, 2014
Their idea is built on the premise that dark matter might be organized as a large, gas-like collection of “energy cracks,” or kinks in the fabric of space. The scientists think they can ...

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