Education: The Key to Success

Education affects more than workforce, more than the economic development that comes as a result of the talents and training of employees.

A high school graduate, entering the workforce in Southern Nevada directly after graduation, earns on average $6,000 more annually than a non-graduate. At a very basic level, that’s the effect of education on the economy. Education affects more than workforce, more than the economic development that comes as a result of the talents and training of employees and more than the … [Read more...]

Game Changers: Economic Development in Nevada

Nothing paints a clearer picture of the results of economic development than the Silver State.

Nothing paints a clearer picture of the results of economic development than the Silver State. Nevada has transitioned from a state with the highest unemployment rates in the country to a state welcoming Tesla to its economy, breaking ground on a 12,000-home master planned community, launching one of the first-of-its-kind interactive medical communities with Union Village and … [Read more...]

Sex Education in Clark County Schools: Let Your Voice Be Heard!

The sex education model currently used in the district focuses on abstinence, while giving older students information on contraception and safe sex.

Would you like your child or grandchild to be taught about vaginal intercourse, masturbation and homosexuality in kindergarten? How about a junior high student being instructed about orgasms and anal intercourse? If you think this couldn’t happen in Clark County schools, you’re mistaken. These very topics were discussed at closed-door meetings held by the Clark County School … [Read more...]

Clark County School District Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky to Speak at Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance Special Meeting

The LVGEA announced that CCSD Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky will be the keynote speaker at a special meeting at the Four Seasons Hotel.

(Las Vegas) – The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance announced that Clark County School District Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky will be the keynote speaker at a special meeting its holding on Feb. 11 at the Four Seasons Hotel.  Superintendent Skorkowsky will speak about his efforts to change the way that the nation’s 5th largest school district does business in a talk entitled … [Read more...]

Teacher’s Health Trust: Putting Teachers at Risk

Lyle Brennan

The Clark County Education Association (a.k.a. teachers union) has once again proved that its leaders care more about their own power than about their members or the community. The latest controversy arose when it was revealed that the health trust created by the union is in dire financial straits. At a closed union meeting on January 29, John Vellardita, executive director of … [Read more...]

January 2013: Around the State

Around-the-State: Nevada

Home Prices Rising in Las Vegas According to recent statistics from the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors (GLVAR), Southern Nevada home prices increased again in November. The median price of single-family homes sold was $146,000, up 4.3 percent from the $140,000 in October and up 16.8 percent from the same period last year. Alternatively, in November, home sales went … [Read more...]

Shame on the Teachers Union: In the end it’s the teachers and students that lose.

Lyle Brennan

While classroom teachers have been eating Ramen noodles so they can afford to buy school supplies, teachers union bosses are living high on the hog. Considering that teachers often have to purchase classroom supplies and teaching materials with their own money, and that they’re also expected to pay for continuing education classes, their salaries don’t stretch very far. But … [Read more...]

Education Outlook: Weathering the Storm

Nevada's Education Outlook

Against a persistent backdrop of brutal budget cuts, shrinking revenues and heightened expectations, K-12 educators in Nevada continue to explore and implement innovative solutions to the challenges they face in the state’s schools. “We’re in the new normal now with the expectation that we’ll have to do more with less,” says Heath Morrison, superintendent of Washoe County … [Read more...]