Clark County School District to begin welcoming back small groups of students on campus
Advocates give Nevada a ‘D’ for kids’ well-being, call for expanding Medicaid, investing in Pre-K and foster care
Failing grades increase during remote learning in the Clark County School District
In a small, rural school reside big hopes for Nevada’s Native students
January 11th, 2021 - 2:00am
Lance West returned home several years ago to serve as principal of Schurz Elementary School, which sits on the Walker River reservation. He has made it his mission to improve education for Native students. But the pandemic has added a new wrinkle to that quest.
COVID-19 vaccinations make their way to school employees in some Nevada counties
UNR clarifies rollout details as higher ed officials eye approaching ‘Tier 2’ vaccinations
January 5th, 2021 - 5:15pm
UNR President Brian Sandoval announced new details Tuesday outlining just which faculty and staff would fall under Tier 2 of the state’s coronavirus vaccination plan, a move that comes as higher education officials statewide anticipate the first widely available doses of the vaccine later this month — and amid lingering confusion over who will get the vaccine first.
Coalition: All of Nevada’s K-12 online students are connected following months of state and county efforts
January 5th, 2021 - 12:35pm
“Thanks to the unprecedented response of the Connecting Kids coalition, every single Nevada public school student participating in digital learning – no matter where they live or go to school – now has the tools to connect to school from home,” Nevada Superintendent Jhone Ebert said in a statement.
Revamped Clark County School Board eyes fresh start despite lingering controversies
Law student reflects on a year of learning from behind a screen
Music teacher finds new ways to engage students during distance learning
December 21st, 2020 - 2:00am
Tyler Swick doesn’t consider himself a news junkie in any sense. He doesn’t watch much television, subscribe to a newspaper or regularly read news online. The way he looks at it, there’s a “real treasure” in not paying attention to the doom and gloom that often makes headlines.
Regents chair: Meeting disputes between chief of staff, regent fell below ‘decorum’ standards
December 18th, 2020 - 5:15pm
Board of Regents Chair Mark Doubrava announced in a statement late Friday that two board meetings this year “fell below” standards for “applicable rules of decorum and treating all who participate with respect,” according to an independent review of those incidents by an outside attorney.
How COVID-19 is compounding mental health struggles on Nevada’s college campuses
Teachers' union, Clark County School District reach tentative reopening agreement
Clark County School Board gives Jara lukewarm scores in his annual review
Sales, gaming tax proposals backed by CCEA headed to Legislature after clearing signature thresholds
December 15th, 2020 - 12:16pm
County officials verified 148,605 of the 201,935 submitted signatures for the gaming tax increase petition, or about 73.6 percent, and 137,791 of the 190,192 submitted signatures for the sales tax increase petition, about 72.4 percent. The county-level signature verification process is one of the last stops before initiative petitions are deemed successful or unsuccessful. The secretary of state’s office will next certify the results and transfer them to the Legislature, assuming no legal challenges are filed.
How is a Henderson school building empathetic students? By tracking progress on report cards
December 14th, 2020 - 2:00am
A chance conversation with a Silicon Valley CEO years ago changed longtime educator Bob Rodrigo’s view on student success. The business executive shared what kind of skills he looks for in new hires. The first three didn’t necessarily surprise him: people who embrace creativity, believe in being lifelong learners and see opportunity in failure. But it was the fourth trait — empathy — that really started the gears turning in Rodrigo’s mind.
Statewide graduation rate dips for Class of 2020
Cox Communications to debut faster download speeds for low-cost internet program
Pandemic renews focus on student mental health, a struggle before schools went virtual
December 6th, 2020 - 2:00am
School districts knew many children faced mental health struggles before the pandemic triggered long-term remote learning. Now, educators and mental health professionals are tasked with delivering support to students with issues such as anxiety and depression even as physical classrooms largely remain empty.