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January 27, 2015

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Clark County Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky.
Skorkowsky: CCSD overcrowded, underachieving — but improving
Jan. 26, 2015
Clark County schools are often overcrowded, underachieving and underfunded, but the tide is turning. Or at least that was the gist of Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky's State of the District speech this morning. The top administrator ...
Student at Valley High School confirmed with measles
Jan. 23, 2015
A student at Valley High School was confirmed to have measles this week, Clark County School District officials said today. It’s the first confirmed case in Southern Nevada since ...
Caitlyn Caruso, coordinator for the Nevada Teen Health and Safety Coalition, addresses a School Board meeting Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015.
Students join polarizing sex ed discussion at school board meeting
Jan. 22, 2015
Students who clashed with parents at the Clark County School Board meeting Thursday over what schools should be teaching about sex said they had a right to know information like ...
Dakia Johnson, left, and Tiara de la Cruz Johnson, right, cheer during the Western High School commencement ceremony at the Orleans Arena on Wednesday, June 20, 2012.
CCSD reports slight dip in high school graduation rate after big uptick last year
Jan. 22, 2015
The graduation rate for the class of 2014 dropped slightly from last year, from 71.5 to 70.9, but school officials greeted the news with fanfare at ...
A parent reacts to the announcement that her child will receive a four-year college scholarship Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015.
Foundation pledges college scholarships for entire third-grade class
Jan. 21, 2015
Twenty-five third-graders at Reynaldo Martinez Elementary School arrived to school with their parents Wednesday morning only to find out they would all be receiving four-year college scholarships.
Sandoval’s give-and-take: More money for schools, but collective bargaining needs to go
Jan. 17, 2015
For Nevada's schoolteachers, the good news in Gov. Brian Sandoval's State of the State address was his pledge to raise more money for Nevada schools.
Most of low-performing schools mentioned in Sandoval speech are from CCSD
Jan. 16, 2015
State education officials have released a list of underperforming schools, and more than half of them are in Clark County. A total of 78 schools have made the list, with 49 of them being from ...
Pedro Martinez bounces back from illegal firing to land state education job
Jan. 15, 2015
Gov. Brian Sandoval says he has recruited former Washoe County school superintendent Pedro Martinez to help state education officials develop plans to bolster ...
Gov. Brian Sandoval acknowledges a guest in the gallery during his State of the State address in a joint meeting of the Nevada Assembly inside the Legislature building Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, on the capital grounds in Carson City.
Sandoval wants $882 million for education, new business fee to help pay for it
Jan. 15, 2015
In his third and most ambitious State of the State speech, Gov. Brian Sandoval unveiled a litany of education initiatives and tax ...
Pat Skorkowsky, Clark County School District superintendent, attends an editorial board meeting at the Las Vegas Sun Tuesday Jan. 21, 2014.
CCSD officials, business execs seek best practices in how schools spend
Jan. 14, 2015
Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky announced Wednesday that he and district officials have been poring over mountains of spending and academic data with local business leaders to ...
Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval speaks to the Las Vegas Sun editorial board Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012.
Will Sandoval embrace Obama’s free tuition proposal?
Jan. 13, 2015
The governor wants his administration to study the plan, called "America's College Promise," before opting in. The biggest hang-up might be ...
Annegenelle Figueroa, left, Danny Siciliano, Brett Sebastian, Kevin Curry and Kayla Shim are shown in Washington, D.C., with a check for $10,000 after winning the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants' national accounting competition. Siciliano, a UNLV accounting professor, served as team adviser for the four students.​
UNLV students win national accounting competition
Jan. 12, 2015
Participating in a national accounting competition is not easy, but a team of UNLV accounting students decided to take it on last year. Here’s the catch ...
A reading tutor works with English-language learner students as Clark County Schools Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky looks on at a Zoom Reading Center on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, at Lunt Elementary School.
CCSD readies legislative wish list, starting with that funding formula
Jan. 9, 2015
Clark County School District officials have a lengthy wish list of priorities heading into the legislative session, which kicks off Feb. 2. Here's what tops the list ...
School Board member Kevin Child attends a meeting at 2832 Flamingo Road in Las Vegas, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015.
Newest CCSD trustee Kevin Child eager to roll up sleeves, tackle problems
Jan. 8, 2015
He chats merrily with one of the store clerks and a woman sipping coffee nearby. In the course of a few minutes, he finds out a lot. The coffee sipper is a school principal in Orange County, Calif. — Child’s line of work, as of the midterm elections.
Students caught skipping school face driver's license suspension starting Jan. 1
Students caught skipping school face driver's license suspension starting Jan. 1
Dec. 26, 2014
Aiming to lower truancy rates and boost high graduation levels, a new law that suspends the driver's licenses of students who skip school becomes effective in Nevada ...

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