NSHE Partners with CCSD and Adopts Goals
The Board of Regents has approved a memorandum of understanding between the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) and the Clark County School District (CCSD) which will focus on remediation, dual enrollment and increasing career and technical education opportunities. In addition, the president’s of NSHE institutions recently held the first ever Student Success Summit during which they set goals for 2025, among which were to improve graduation rates at higher education institutions.
UNR Med Expands Healthcare Services
The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) has purchased a 60,000 square foot, three-story building off-campus to create a healthcare hub for patient-centered care and medical education. The expansion to a community-based location was prompted by need and the school hopes the facility will expand medical education at UNR, develop community partnerships and address the healthcare needs of the area.
Nevada UAS Test Site Selected for Traffic Management Pilot Program
The State of Nevada Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Test Site has been selected by the Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to participate in a UAS Traffic Management Pilot Program (UPP). The UPP program is designed to safely integrate drones into the National Airspace System (NAS). The Nevada UPP will focus on advanced airspace, drone and sensor technology for safe drone airspace operations in an urban environment and will be demonstrated in Reno with additional testing in either Henderson or Laughlin.
Southern Nevada Communities Rank Among Best While Housing Market Slows
For the third consecutive year, Henderson’s Inspirada has ranked ninth on the RCLCO’s top-ten master-planned communities (MPC) list. In addition, Summerlin moved up one spot on the list, earning third place. RCLCO is a national real estate consulting firm whose annual list has ranked MPCs since 1994 based on the number of new home sales. Despite this, December data from the Greater Las Vegas Association of REALTORS (GLVAR) shows that the market is slowing down with fewer properties changing hands and more homes on the market than the same period a year ago.