UNR School of Medicine Granted Full Accreditation through 2026
The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) has granted the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine a renewed accreditation through the year 2026. The school spent a year preparing for the accreditation visit last October.
Nevada’s Freight Plan Named Among Nation’s Best
According to the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), Nevada’s freight plan is the nation’s sixth best plan and is used as a model for freight planning across the nation. The ATRI’s report compiled and ranked plans in order to help heighten freight planning in other states. Nevada’s plan was the first state plan to be published in 2016 and was specifically highlighted for including forward-looking transportation technologies and prioritizing freight corridors and needed improvements.
CCSD Highlights Achievements in State of the Schools Address
The Clark County School District’s recently held “State of the Schools” address highlighted achievements in the District’s strategic plan. Among other indicators, progress was made in the college and career readiness with Nevada ranking 14th in the nation in advanced placement increases. In addition, just over 83 percent of students graduated in 2017, exceeding the 2019 goal of 82 percent.
Nevada Employers Announce Bonuses for Employees
Two of Nevada’s largest employers, Cox Communications and Walmart, have announced bonuses for employees as a result of the changed corporate tax rate instituted in December. Cox Communications said most of Southern Nevada’s 1,900 employees will see bonuses between $1,000 and $2,000, based on tenure. In addition, Walmart announced that Nevada associates will receive approximately $5.1 million in combined bonuses.