“Homeless Youth in the Alley” Bowling Tournament Supports Homeless Youth May 31

Have fun and support homeless youth in Southern Nevada by gathering some friends to form a bowling team or bowling on your own. The Fifth Annual “Homeless Youth in the Alley” bowling tournament will be Saturday, May 31 at the Suncoast Bowling Center, located on 9090 Alta Drive. “Homeless Youth in the Alley” is a… [More...]

Officials Break Ground on Moapa Paiute Tribe Solar Project

The first utility-scale solar project on tribal land is underway in Southern Nevada. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (NV) joined representatives from the Moapa Band of Piautes and executives from First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) to kick off construction on the 250 Megawatt power… [More...]

Clark County School District’s Virtual High School and Academy for Individualized Study Announce New Name: Nevada Learning Academy @CCSD

Virtual High School and Academy for Individualized Study announced that the schools have a new official name - Nevada Learning Academy @ CCSD

Academy Also Announces that New Middle School Will Begin in the Fall Las Vegas — Clark County School District’s Virtual High School and Academy for Individualized Study announced that the schools have a new official name – Nevada Learning Academy @ CCSD – which was approved by the Clark County School District Board. Additionally, school officials… [More...]

Best Year in Five Years for Southern Nevada’s Industrial Real Estate Market

Southern Nevada’s industrial real estate market enjoyed one of its best years in recent memory. That is according to a recent report provided by Colliers International – Las Vegas. “Without a doubt, 2013 was the best year Southern Nevada’s industrial real estate market has had in five years,” said Colliers’ research director John Stater. “Hopefully, it… [More...]

Vegas PBS Presents ‘Surviving Sin City’ Featuring Expert Panel Moderated by Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez-Masto

“Surviving Sin City” is a powerful documentary that captures the iniquitous reality of human sex trafficking in Las Vegas.

WHO:    Vegas PBS Channel 10 WHAT & WHEN: January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month, and Vegas PBS is broadcasting two special programs that shine a much-needed light on the crisis from a local perspective: Surviving Sin City – 10 p.m., Thursday, January 16.  “Surviving Sin City” is a powerful documentary that captures the iniquitous reality of human… [More...]

Historic Train Depot in Reno to House Combined Brewery and Distillery

The historic Nevada-California-Oregon Railway Depot in Reno will house the Silver State’s first combined brewery and distillery. This is according to a statement released by Reno natives Chris Shanks and Brandon Wright, who have partnered with a “long-time Nevada family” to transform the downtown building. The business, dubbed The Depot Craft Provisions Company, is expected… [More...]

Clark County School District’s Virtual High School and Academy for Individualized Study Gears Up for Holiday Laptop Drive

Clark County School District’s Virtual High School and Academy for Individualized Study announced the launch of the “Laptops for Learning Holiday Drive."

‘Laptops for Learning’ Drive To Benefit Potential Students Who Need Computers (Las Vegas) — Clark County School District’s Virtual High School and Academy for Individualized Study announced the launch of the “Laptops for Learning Holiday Drive,” a campaign designed to give economically challenged, potential Virtual High School and AIS students from across Clark County free… [More...]

Industry Focus: Education

The Nevada education system has overcome a multitude of hurdles in recent years. Even so, the system still has a long way to go.

From kindergarten to college graduation, Nevada’s education system has overcome a multitude of hurdles in recent years. Even so, the system still has a long way to go. Coming together to discuss issues Nevada faces in regards to education, a combination of business leaders, economic development resources and leaders in education recently met at the… [More...]

Vegas PBS’ ‘artScene’ Premieres October 30, 2013

Vegas PBS’ Emmy Award-winning series artScene is back with its second season, premiering at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 30 with another 13-week run.

The Hit Local Arts Series Begins Its Second Season (Las Vegas) – Vegas PBS’ Emmy Award-winning series artScene is back with its second season, premiering at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 30 with another 13-week run. artScene will offer a mix of local art stories as well as national pieces, with the first episode highlighting Las Vegas photographer Daniel Mollohan. Bringing… [More...]

Volunteers Needed to Advocate for Foster Children with Disabilities in Local Schools — Orientation/training on Oct.1 –

Sponsored by the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, the Educational Surrogate Parent Program trains volunteers to serve as parents for children.

Jimmy is a 14-year-old boy diagnosed with autism who has been in the foster care system since he was 8.  His mother left him with a neighbor and never returned, and his father is unknown.  In the past year alone, Jimmy has had six different foster placements. With each move, he is enrolled at a new school… [More...]

HealthCare Partners Encourages Back-to-School Immunizations, Preventative Health Measures

LAS VEGAS – As families stock up on back-to-school supplies and enjoy the remaining days of summer vacation, HealthCare Partners Medical Group, a leading physician-run group of primary, specialty and urgent care providers in Southern Nevada, urges parents to ensure their children are caught up on required immunizations and other important health measures before they… [More...]

Deadline to Enter 2013 “Students With A Cause” PSA Contest is May 24

Richard Harris Law Firm Taking Stand Against Bullying

Bullying is a problem affecting students throughout the valley. One out of every four kids is bullied and more than 40 percent have been bullied online. “Everyone is worried – not just the kids, but parents, teachers and others need to understand how extreme bullying can get and what they can do about it,” said… [More...]

Grand Opening and ribbon cutting of the NAIOP Casey Jones Health Center

WHO:               NAIOP Southern Nevada, the Foundation for Positively Kids and the Clark County School District WHAT:             The grand opening and ribbon cutting of the NAIOP Casey Jones Health Center. Built by volunteers and donations from NAIOP Southern Nevada, and donated to the Clark County School District, the new clinic will provide school-based health services, including primary care pediatric… [More...]

Partnerships Wanted: Education Outlook

Nevada Education Outlook: Partnerships Wanted

It would be cynical to say that the future of education in Nevada hinges on money. After all, doesn’t just about everything? Instead, education’s future across the Silver State will have more to do with utility: giving students better tools with which to achieve success, and the private sector, the trained and educated workforce, managers… [More...]

Andson Foundation Hosts Breakfast for Boys & Girls Clubs of Henderson

Nevada Business Press Releases for February 19th

Andson Foundation Hosts Faces of the Future Breakfast for Educational Programs for Boys & Girls Clubs of Henderson LAS VEGAS, Feb. 19, 2013 – The Andson Foundation and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Henderson will host the Second Annual Faces of the Future Breakfast on Tuesday, Feb. 26 for anyone who would like to… [More...]

Volunteers needed to help foster children with disabilities in local schools

Nevada Business Press Releases for February 19th

Orientation/training on February 20, 2013 LAS VEGAS – Some of the most vulnerable children – children in the foster care system with disabilities – need someone to make sure they get necessary services to excel in school. A six-year-old program is providing that support but needs more volunteers to meet the growing demand for children who… [More...]

Clark County School District Escalates Transparency, Launches New Site at State of the District Address

Honoring his commitment to be transparent with the community, Clark County School District Superintendent Dwight D. Jones announced the launch of the “Open Book,” a new website that allows the public to see the revenue and expenses needed to keep the nation’s fifth-largest school district operating. “We’ve asked everyone to be more accountable,” Jones said.… [More...]

Playing Politics with Education: Teachers Union Throws Students under the Bus

Lyle Brennan

Nevadans will find out this month whether the Clark County School District (CCSD) qualifies for a $40 million grant from the federal government’s “Race to the Top” program. The money would provide high-tech tools and programs at 63 schools to help 41,000 students with limited English skills. It would fund 46 new jobs for teachers… [More...]

Industry Focus: Education

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Education has long been one of the biggest challenges facing the Silver State. With a jobs base that has traditionally not encouraged secondary education and a need for an education culture, Nevada has been on the low end of several national indicators. However, educators in this state see hope for the future and are working hard to improve Nevada’s educational system. Recently, educators met at the Las Vegas offices of Holland & Hart to discuss the progress made and their hopes for the future.

Dr. Steve Buuck, Faith Lutheran; Dr. Carolyn Yucha, UNLV School of Nursing; Dwight Jones, Clark County School District; Bart Patterson, Nevada State College; Dr. Eucharia Nnadi, Roseman University of Health Sciences; Bob Anderson, Holland & Hart and The Nevada School for the Blind [More...]

What has the most potential to improve education in Nevada?

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Six executives share their thoughts:

Dwight D. Jones • Superintendent, Clark County School District; Thomas L. Schwenk, MD • Vice-President of Medical Sciences and Dean, University of Nevada School of Medicine; Ron Knecht • Member, Board of Regents, Nevada System of Higher Education; Pedro Martinez • Superintendent, Washoe County School District; Kevin C. Melcher • Member, Board of Regents, Nevada System of Higher Education; Bart Patterson • President, Nevada State College [More...]

Back to Schools You Wouldn’t Choose: Nevada parents have been left behind in the school-choice movement

As Nevada’s children return to school this fall, many parents will again be frustrated, recognizing that their children will be relegated to sub-standard education. Parents who can’t afford to live in the wealthy neighborhoods that host the best public schools, and who can’t afford private-school tuition, will discover that the educational opportunities available to their… [More...]

Inflated Salaries Revealed: More than 1,000 government employees made over $200,000 in total compensation in 2011

Nevada Free Market Watch

Pop quiz time. Who made more in base pay in 2011: Gov. Brian Sandoval — at $143,426.25 — or the parks director for the City of Reno? Who made more in base pay in 2011: Any of Clark County’s 15 top-paid senior attorneys or Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto, who earned $140,389.37? Finally, who made more… [More...]