CIS Reports Graduation Rate for Case-Managed Students
Communities in Schools (CIS) has reported a 90 percent graduation rate for the 2019-2020 school year for students the organization case manages. The statewide average graduation rate is 84 percent. CIS manages a total of 6,500 students in grades K-12 and serves over 75,000 students in 75 schools across Nevada. The graduation measurement is focused on the almost 500 high school seniors managed by the organization.
UNLV, NASA and Colgate Test Dental Hygiene in Space
Researchers from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas’ (UNLV) Colleges of Engineering and Dental Medicine have partnered with NASA and toothpaste brand Colgate to determine the effectiveness of oral health products in space. In early June, an International Space Station-bound rocket carried oral bacteria and saliva from 30 UNLV dental clinic patients in testing kits developed by UNLV engineers. The kits will test germs’ growth and treatment by dental hygiene products.
Washoe County Sets Record for Most Taxable Room Revenues
The Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority (RSCVA) has released transient lodging and room tax statistics. The data shows that April of this year recorded the highest ever taxable room revenue. Through the first four months of this year, taxable room revenue increased 37.8 percent, and the month of April was up 827.8 percent when compared to 2020. However, when compared to April 2019, revenue was up .5 percent in that same month this year.
Bridge Counseling Receives Grant to Open Youth Treatment Center
Nevada Women’s Philanthropy (NWP) members have granted $500,000 to Bridge Counseling Associates. The grant will fund a Bridge Counseling community treatment center in Clark County. The center will provide evidence-based therapy for children and adolescents.
Slim Chickens Moves to Reno
A national fast casual restaurant franchise, Slim Chickens, has signed a multi-unit deal to bring multiple locations to Nevada. The franchise opened its first restaurant in 2003 in Fayetteville, AR and now has over 129 locations in multiple countries, with another approximately 600 locations in development. The deal will bring four locations to cities throughout northern Nevada with the first breaking ground in Reno.
Nevada Legislature Bans Police Quotas
The Nevada Police Union (NPU) recently released a statement commending the Nevada Legislature for supporting and passing Assembly Bill 186. The bill outlaws the practice of law enforcement management mandating ticket and arrest quotas for line-level police officers. The bill passed with bi-partisan support.
Department of Labor Announces Availability of Grants for Workplace Training
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has announced funding opportunities for over $21 million in Occupational Safety and Health Administration training grants for nonprofit organizations. Applications are being accepted up until July 19th and are open to nonprofits who focus on health and safety training, specifically as it relates to infectious diseases.