Las Vegas High School Featured in Day-long Multiplatform Event Celebrating “Stories of Champions” — Individuals and Organizations Committed to Improving Outcomes for Youth and Raising Graduation Rates

Wes Moore to Host “American Graduate Day 2014” Live from Tisch WNET Studios at Lincoln Center in NYC, airing September 27 on Vegas PBS American Graduate Day 2014 returns this fall for its third consecutive year. Wes Moore, best-selling author and U.S. Army veteran, will host the all-day broadcast that premieres Saturday, September 27 from 8… [More...]

Groundbreaking for Downtown Las Vegas Clinic; Wells Fargo Invests in Southern Nevada; Home Prices Holding Steady

Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada Hosts Groundbreaking Event for Clinic in Downtown Las Vegas Groundbreaking ceremony for VMSN’s new downtown Las Vegas clinic. Members of the community are invited to attend and receive information about the project. [Read more...] Wells Fargo Invests in Southern Nevada through Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance’s ‘Engage Southern Nevada’… [More...]

Vegas PBS “Stories of Service” Looking for Veterans to Share Their Stories

Vegas PBS invites veterans and service members to your share your stores of service to help our community understand the veteran experience.

Vegas PBS invites veterans and service members throughout Nevada to your share your stores of service to help our community understand the veteran experience. Coming back to civilian life brings new challenges, new opportunities and new stories of remarkable courage and accomplishment. Interviews will be conducted on September 16 and September 17. Interested participants must… [More...]

McDonald’s Now Accepting Applications for MAC Grants Program

McDonald’s Southern Nevada owner/operators are now accepting applications from local educators for its Make Activities Count (MAC) Grants program.

Local owner/operators to award up to $30,000 to fund educational initiatives LAS VEGAS – McDonald’s Southern Nevada owner/operators are now accepting applications from local educators for its Make Activities Count (MAC) Grants program. A total of $30,000 will be awarded to 60 local teachers to help fund educational initiatives during the 2014-2015 school year. McDonald’s MAC Grants… [More...]

An Educated Workforce Begins with Empowered Parents

Study Offers 33 Ways to Boost Nevada Students’ Achievement with No Net Increase in Spending One of the most dangerous phrases in the English language is, “Because we’ve always done it this way.” It’s a phrase that could cost a company millions of dollars in missed opportunities. But what if someone said it about a child:… [More...]

Is the solution to improving education money or reform?

Is the solution to improving education money or reform?

“Neither…Any organization asking for additional funding should have a PLAN with how they anticipate using the funding to achieve the results they desire.  Then the source of the funding (the electorate or elected official) can make an educated funding decision.  Seems so simple…” Michael D. Bosma | CPA | The Bosma Group “Education is knowledge and… [More...]

Downtown Summerlin Job Fair; Three Nonprofits Partner to Help Homeless Youth

Downtown Summerlin Announces Upcoming Job Fair The Howard Hughes Corporation (NYSE: HHC) announced details for the highly-anticipated job fair for Downtown Summerlin. Job seekers will be able to learn about and apply for jobs in the Summerlin Ballroom at Red Rock Resort on Wednesday, August 27 from 11am – 7pm. [Read More...] Three Nonprofits Work Together to… [More...]

Lori Lea Elected President of Southern Nevada Public Television

Vegas PBS announced Lori Lea as the new President of SNPT, which provides volunteer, financial, marketing and advocacy support for the television station.

Las Vegas – Vegas PBS announced the appointment of Lori Lea as the new President of Southern Nevada Public Television (SNPT), which provides volunteer, financial, marketing and advocacy support for the television station. She has been a member of the board for more than seven years and previously served as Vice President and Secretary. Lea is founding… [More...]

Educating, Connecting Entrepreneurs; Median Home Price Hits $200,000; 5K to Raise Funds for Kids with Cancer

Las Vegas Will Launch 1 Million Cups to Educate, Connect Local Entrepreneurs 1 Million Cups, a program to engage, educate and connect entrepreneurs, launched in Las Vegas on Wednesday,  August 13. The weekly event will be located in the inNEVation Center, powered by Switch. 1 Million Cups is a weekly gathering that is building startup communities… [More...]

Henderson Chamber to Host Pat Skorkowsky for Sept. 9 Breakfast

Pat Skorkowsky, superintendent of the Clark County School District, will be the guest speaker during the Henderson Chamber of Commerce’s network breakfast.

Clark County School District superintendent to introduce ‘Pledge of Achievement’ HENDERSON, Nev. – Pat Skorkowsky, superintendent of the Clark County School District, will be the guest speaker during the Henderson Chamber of Commerce’s network breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9. The event will take place at Sunset Station’s Sunset Room, 1301 W. Sunset… [More...]

Executive Education: New Pathways to Success

When UNR Extended Studies program held a series of leadership sessions for Barrick Gold, the event embodied new trends in executive education in Nevada.

When the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) Extended Studies program held a series of leadership sessions for Barrick Gold, the event embodied new trends in executive education in Nevada. The 15 courses held over two months were shorter than the training once offered by business schools and colleges. Instead of theoretical discussions of leadership, the… [More...]

Internationally Recognized Speaker and Human Behavior Expert Shares Speaking Skills to Aspiring Nuclear Scientists

LAS VEGAS – Dan Lier, author, human behavior and requested speaker from Las Vegas, shared his expertise with the next generation of nuclear scientists at a prestigious University of Nevada, Las Vegas summer program. Funded by the Department of Energy, UNLV is one of four universities in the United States specializing in developing the next generation… [More...]

Clark County School District Waste: Throwing Our Money Away

Two stories have come to light recently that show how taxpayers’ money is being wasted by the Clark County School District.

Am I the only one sick of this BS? Two stories have come to light recently that show how taxpayers’ money is being wasted by the Clark County School District. These examples not only point out the quality of the district’s decision-making, but also make me wonder what other questionable expenses haven’t yet been discovered.… [More...]

How Nevada Stacks Up 2014

The numbers are in and most data indicates that Nevada is making economic progress in recovering from the depths of the recession.

The numbers are in and most data indicates that Nevada is making economic progress in recovering from the depths of the recession.  The state’s unemployment rate, while still high, is lower than it was a year ago, the housing market is up, and tourism numbers are slightly higher.  This weak and prolonged recovery is taking… [More...]

‘Reading Rainbow’ Not Just About Books: One-Time Children’s Show Teaches About Free Markets

Ask people in today’s workforce about “Reading Rainbow” and they’re likely to have either been viewers themselves or raised children who reaped its educative benefits. For over a quarter century, the publicly funded television show worked to instill a love of reading within countless children, but in 2009, the show was abruptly canceled by PBS.… [More...]

Improvements Coming to East Downtown in Reno

Reno’s East Fourth Street will be transformed during the second annual Positively 4th Street Better Block Project event. Considered “the gateway” to downtown Reno, Fourth Street is home to several historical properties but is in need of upgrades and repair. Local businesses are looking to spruce up the area through landscaping, adding a two-way bicycle lane, re-striping traffic… [More...]

Vegas PBS Announces Apps, Games, Programming & Workshops to Encourage Children to Continue Education During the Summer Months

Vegas PBS offers access to a variety of TV opportunities to continue education in a fun way to prepare children for their next phase of learning.

Las Vegas – The end of the school year brings one question to the minds of parents across the valley – how do I continue my child’s learning throughout the summer break? Vegas PBS offers access to a variety of TV, online and in-person opportunities to continue education in a fun and engaging way to prepare children for their… [More...]

The Big Picture – A Free Health and Well-being Education Event for Girls Ages 8-12

Young girls need opportunities to grow relationships, develop character, learn leadership skills, increase literacy, and acquire healthy lifestyle habits in a nurturing environment. This program is designed to bring the pre-teen girl into her middle school and high school years prepared to make wise and healthy choices. The event will include five topics: Young Girls… [More...]

VEA Announces 2014 Annual Scholarship Winners

PAHRUMP, Nev. – Following a thorough application process, Valley Electric Association, Inc. (VEA), a member-owned electric cooperative based in Pahrump, recently announced the winners of its 2014 annual scholarships. To assist hard-working members in its service territory with furthering their education, the cooperative awarded five academic, vocational and continuing education scholarships to members at its… [More...]

Why Teachers are Leaving the Teachers Union

It’s easy to lump individuals together in a group based on one specific characteristic. How many people have been cut off in traffic by someone with a California license plate, and then blasted those “California drivers”? Generalizations are especially prevalent in politics. Who’s heard that rural Nevada is conservative, but Las Vegas is liberal? Or… [More...]

Several SBA Loan Requirements Eliminated

The U.S. Small Business Administration made significant changes in qualification for SBA 504 loans. The changes include elimination of “the personal resource test” and “the nine-month rule”. These modifications mean businesses will have an easier time qualifying for SBA loans, according to a recent statement by TMC Financing. “By eliminating the nine-month rule for expenditures, businesses that have… [More...]

Nationally Recognized Speaker and Human Behavior Expert Appointed Professor at Fort Hays State University

Dan Lier teaching courses at university’s College of Business and Entrepreneurship Las Vegas, NV  – Dan Lier, an internationally recognized speaker, author and human behavior expert, has been appointed as adjunct special professor for the school of entrepreneurship and business at Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kan. As an adjunct professor, Lier will teach multiple classes at… [More...]