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James Vance, owner-operator of eight local McDonald's franchises, poses in his McDonald's at 6990 S. Rainbow Blvd. Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. Vance is also president of the Greater Las Vegas McDonalds Owner Operators Association. Since 1999, the local effort has awarded more than $3.1 million in Ronald McDonald House Charities scholarships, helping more than 1,300 Southern Nevada high school students.
Scholarship is an investment in kids’ future
Aug. 31, 2014
Two thousand dollars. It might seem like a small amount when talking about the cost of college. But $2,000 was a big deal this year for 148 Southern Nevada high school graduates who received college scholarships from the Ronald McDonald House Charities of ...
Students flip their tassels during UNLV's commencement Saturday, May 12, 2012.
They come, they study, they stay: Report says Las Vegas is fertile ground for foreign students
Aug. 29, 2014
Behind the global tourist destination that is the Strip and a premier hotel college at UNLV, Las Vegas has the fifth-highest rate in the country in retaining international students ...
UNLV won’t pursue funding for new stadium until 2017
Aug. 28, 2014
After months of meetings and discussion, UNLV’s Campus Improvement Advisory Board decided the timing isn’t right to seek funding for a new stadium. UNLV acting President Don Snyder suggested ...
Marcos Ontiveros, Blaze Brooks and Evan Savar, who have collaborated to create the anti-bullying app "Bully Alert," are seen in their new workspace Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014.
Sister’s ordeal motivates Las Vegas innovator to create anti-bullying app
Aug. 28, 2014
Motivated by the bullying of his little sister, Marcos Ontiveros developed an app that will make it easier for students to report being abused by their classmates. The app will be piloted in ...
In this photo taken on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, Alvernia University freshman Juan Paula poses for a portrait on the campus in Reading, Pa. Paula is one of five students from Reading to receive full-tuition scholarships from Alvernia as part of a program to help high school students in one of the nation's poorest cities.
University bets $10 million on poor city’s kids
Aug. 27, 2014
On the second day of class at Reading Senior High School, teacher Eric Knorr directs his students' attention to the banners hanging on the wall. Syracuse. Temple. Brown. Penn State. All of them brought back by former students who bucked the odds and ...
Washoe School Board offers superintendent $25,000 to settle lawsuit
Aug. 26, 2014
The Washoe County School Board has voted to offer School Superintendent Pedro Martinez $25,000 to settle a lawsuit he filed in the wake of his sudden firing and ...
Higher ed chancellor says UNLV medical school is critical for Nevada
Aug. 26, 2014
Sitting before a crowd of businesspeople, lawmakers, educators and other guests, Nevada System of Higher Education Chancellor Dan Klaich reiterated his support for a medical school in Las Vegas, calling it “critical” for the state. Klaich joined the presidents of ...
Chaparral High School Principal Lolo James watches students stream by as he begins his first day as the top administrator there.
School’s in session: Stories of the first day from around CCSD
Aug. 25, 2014
At 7 a.m., more than 320,000 students in Clark County began their march into school, marking the end of summer vacation. The first day of school is one of mixed excitement and nerves. Older students rejoin ...
Clark County Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky.
Not kids’ stuff: CCSD officials face major challenges as school year gets under way
Aug. 25, 2014
When the school bells ring this morning, 320,000 students will march back into the classroom in the Clark County School District. Behind the scenes, district officials are facing major challenges as they ...
‘Every student in every classroom’
Aug. 25, 2014
A friend of mine who owns a technology company recently told me, “In my line of business, if you’re doing something the same way you did it six months ago, you’re doing it wrong.” I don’t know if change is happening that rapidly in education, but sometimes it sure feels like it.
Kindergarten teacher Christine Cordova sits among school supplies stacked against a wall in the garage of her home in Henderson Sunday, July 27, 2014. Cordova rented a 19-foot U-Haul to pack up her classroom supplies from her old school as she prepares to move into a new school in the fall.
Education heroes: Teachers make sure students have what they need, no matter the cost
Aug. 24, 2014
Southern Nevada’s teachers do just about anything they can to educate our children. They buy far more supplies than the IRS is willing to reimburse. There are numerous ways for the community to share that burden.
Students return to campus during the first day of the fall semester at UNLV Monday, August 23, 2010.
Regents’ OK is ‘huge step’ toward UNLV getting medical school
Aug. 22, 2014
The fate of UNLV’s proposed medical school will now rest in the hands of Gov. Brian Sandoval and the Legislature. The state Board of Regents approved a biennial budget request that includes ...
A view of Vail Pittman Elementary School near Washington Avenue and Torrey Pines Drive on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, in Las Vegas.
With CCSD still short 650 teachers, here’s how one school is coping
Aug. 21, 2014
In a perfect world, Kathy Konowalow would be able to fill Pittman Elementary School’s four teacher vacancies with full-time teachers. Yet with four days left until the start of the school year, Clark County School District remains short 650 teachers, and Pittman’s four positions are still open. Life has been anything but perfect ...
New teachers check-in for the Clark County School District teacher orientation at The Venetian on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. The school district welcomed about 1,800 new teachers and long-term substitutes.
With 600 vacancies, CCSD turns to long-term subs, out-of-state teachers
Aug. 13, 2014
Mariella Castillo was one of 400 long-term substitute teachers amid a sea of newly hired teachers at the Venetian ballroom on Wednesday for Clark County School District’s teacher orientation ...
Federal grant to help low-income Nevada students prepare for college
Aug. 12, 2014
The Nevada Department of Education received a boost in funding today to help low-income students ...

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