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October 19, 2014

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First grade teacher Charlie Lockwood talks with his student Angel Rosales, his mother Fabiola and his sister Marisol during a parent-teacher conference at Lois Craig Elementary School in North Las Vegas Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013.
How parents can maximize their time with the teacher
Oct. 19, 2014
Research shows that parental involvement is the most important factor in a student’s educational success, so be prepared for those parent-teacher conferences and get the most out of them ...
Students make decisions about education expenses at the Capital One Junior Achievement Finance Park at the Las Vegas Library Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. The program teaches financial responsibility through role play. Students are given jobs, salaries, bills and other limitations with the goal of learning how to manage money.
You’re not a kid anymore: Program uses role play to teach students about finance
Oct. 16, 2014
What's the best way teach kids the value of a dollar? In the Capital One Junior Achievement Finance Park program, the answer is to bring them face-to-face with the monetary decisions their parents face on a ...
Kitty Rodman is shown May 19, 1991.
Philanthropist’s $12M gift to boost special education programs at UNLV
Oct. 13, 2014
When longtime UNLV supporter Kitty Rodman died in February, she had one more gift waiting for the university. UNLV officials announced today that Rodman had willed a $12 million grant to ...
Shots fired at school bus from pellet gun
Oct. 10, 2014
A person with a pellet gun fired shots at a Clark County School District bus this afternoon, authorities said. The pellets were fired from a small, black sports car with no license plates at the bus, which was ...
Nicole Ann Cavenagh, clinical director of the Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities, poses at Touro University in Henderson Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014. Cavenagh will be honored as one of UNLV's alumni of the year for her efforts in helping families adjust when their child is diagnosed with autism.
For autistic children and their families, this UNLV honoree offers hope
Oct. 9, 2014
For providing care for families with autistic children in Las Vegas and becoming "one of the best assets that Touro University has," Dr. Nicole Cavenagh has earned ...
Study: Despite new funding formula, Northern Nevada schools still come out on top
Oct. 8, 2014
Nevada’s new higher education funding model may not be the great equalizer it was billed to be for Southern Nevada schools, according to a UNLV Lincy Institute report released today. Last year, the Legislature approved ...
Ciara Swenson uses a note book to help work out a math problem with tutor Michael Christenson during a tutoring session in the Swenson's home Saturday, May 31, 2014.
Adult class aims to clear up confusion from Common Core
Oct. 5, 2014
Some parents are getting frustrated trying to help their children with math homework.
New nonprofit touted as hub for health care in Nevada
Oct. 2, 2014
A new medical entity has emerged in Nevada, but its mission isn’t to compete with hospitals and medical schools — it’s here to help them. The Nevada Medical Center was unveiled ...
Standout principal: Job requires vision, compassion and willingness to get dirty
Oct. 2, 2014
Lee Esplin had no idea what he had accomplished as a top school administrator until a colleague nominated him to be ...
Sex ed & CCSD: Dear parents, no one wants to teach your kindergartner how to masturbate
Sex ed & CCSD: Dear parents, no one wants to teach your kindergartner how to masturbate
Oct. 1, 2014
“It is not being proposed to teach in kindergarten. Not even close. We would never be discussing that.”
Sandoval to head education, workforce committee for Governors Association
Sept. 30, 2014
The National Governors Association has selected Gov. Brian Sandoval to lead its Education and Workforce Policy Committee. The two policy areas — education and employment — are among ...
2 Las Vegas Valley schools named among best in the country
Sept. 30, 2014
Two Las Vegas Valley schools were named among the best in the country today, earning the National Blue Ribbon School award from the ...
UNLV education major awarded Gov. Guinn scholarship
Sept. 29, 2014
UNLV senior Tara Leigh Myl received a financial boost in her goal to finish college without any debt, becoming the Southern Nevada recipient of the ...
Nevada colleges get $10 million job training grant
Sept. 29, 2014
Nevada’s community colleges received a $10 million federal grant to bolster job training programs, according to Gov. Brian Sandoval’s office. The U.S. Department of Labor awarded the money to ...
"Homework Hotline" is a Vegas PBS program where two math teachers Andrew Lenselink of Valley High and Andrew Sullivan of Johnson Junior High help kids live on TV with their homework Wednesday, September 24, 2014.
Lights! Camera! Math! Vegas PBS show offers homework help for students
Sept. 28, 2014
Andrew Sullivan and Andrew Lenselink are stars of a reality show like no other in Las Vegas. From 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, the two don matching shirts and become TV tutors ...

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