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Roundtable calls for more support staff, better data to support DREAMers in higher education
Report ranks Nevada middle of the road for rural education
IndyTalks: Washoe school district leaders on district challenges, Traci Davis firing
October 31st, 2019 - 4:25pm
At an IndyTalks forum hosted at the Grand Sierra Resort on Wednesday, Nevada Independent editor Jon Ralston questioned Washoe County School District Board of Trustees President Katy Simon Holland and interim Superintendent Kristen McNeil on issues facing the school district, from the termination of former superintendent Traci Davis last summer to plans to reduce class sizes and its relationship with local charter schools.
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UNR President Johnson to step down, move to faculty role
ACT test scores show modest improvement but Nevada still ranks last
Sunrise Mountain educator wins national award, calls teaching 'work of the soul'
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Ousted Washoe County School District superintendent recommended for Las Vegas principal position
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In letter, UNLV Residence Hall Association ‘deeply troubled’ by administration’s delay in making threat to school public
October 18th, 2019 - 9:32am
In a letter sent to university administrators and acting President Marta Meana, UNLV’s Residence Hall Association (RHA) panned a decision to wait more than five days before releasing public information regarding the nature of a possible shooting threat to campus and demanded a formal apology from Meana.
UNLV paid Comey $54,000, funded by donors, for visit to law school and dinner with VIPs
October 18th, 2019 - 2:00am
According to a contract between the university and a booking agency representing Comey, the former FBI director’s September 24 visit to UNLV and speech to the university, “The Ethical Leader,” cost the university’s law school a pretty penny, but a spokeswoman for the university said that all costs were paid by a donor and that Comey reduced his normal speaking fee for the event.
Education | Local Government
Kirkpatrick on $12 million grant for chronic absenteeism program: ‘This is the last chance for the district’
In wake of threatening message left on campus, UNLV president touts free expression at annual ‘State of the University’ address
October 17th, 2019 - 2:00am
Just days after a threatening message was found scrawled on the stall of a UNLV bathroom, acting UNLV President Marta Meana defended the role of universities as a bastion of free speech, telling a crowd during her annual State of the University address Wednesday that “openness is a threat to those who would want to shrink our world.”
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Native Americans in Nevada advocate for Indigenous Peoples Day to overshadow Columbus Day
Students, teachers sound off on education needs during state superintendent's listening tour
October 11th, 2019 - 2:00am
State Superintendent Jhone Ebert has embarked on a listening tour through Nevada school districts and the State Public Charter School Authority. So far, she has visited schools in Douglas County, Carson City, Storey County and Clark County — with a goal of soliciting input for state education plans and guiding her work as superintendent.
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Education | Water & Land
A new grant will help Nevada researchers at UNLV better understand Earth — and Mars
UNR students voice fear about campus climate after racist, discriminatory images appear at school
October 3rd, 2019 - 7:00am
Survey results unveiled in September at campus forums come as the university is grappling with racist and discriminatory messaging found around the university in the first few weeks of the fall semester. There have been two separate incidents of swastikas being found at residence halls and flyers were also seen that promoted a white supremacist hate group.
Circus Circus owners see benefit from interim UNR student housing deal: no hotel room tax
September 30th, 2019 - 2:00am
As part of UNR’s $21.6 million deal with Circus Circus for interim student housing after explosions mangled two residential dorms, the university and casino will avoid paying the normal 13.5 percent hotel room tax that would otherwise be collected from individuals staying in those rooms.