LAS VEGAS - Middle school students in the Clark County School District now have more opportunities to be better prepared for tomorrow’s workforce thanks to a generous gift from The STEM Academy, Inc. Bank of Nevada has strongly advocated that students across the state need access to educational tools that will help them excel in tomorrow’s demanding workforce. Science, … [Read more...] about Clark County School District Middle School Students Now Have Access to More STEM Curriculum
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The CCSD reorganization was clear; push all essential education and school functions to the school level along with 80% of the money. Allow parents, administrators and students to decide the management operations and educational strategy for their individual schools. So why are the CCSD Board of Trustees and Central Administrative staff making the $80 million budget cut … [Read more...] about Petition asks the Clark County School District to first cut their Central Bureaucracy before schools, teachers and kids
WHO: Cox Las Vegas; K-12 in Nevada; AAA; Clark County School District (CCSD) Trustee Kevin L. Child WHAT: The Meadows Mall will host the third of four Cox Back to School Fairs for the 2017-18 school year. The first day of school is August 14. Presented by K-12 in Nevada and AAA, there will be 60 booths providing info and resources with educational, health and … [Read more...] about Third Cox Back to School Fair held at Meadows Mall, Aug 5
Nevada State Bank presented a check for $8,000 to Ruby Thomas Elementary School in celebration of Teach Children to Save and to support the school’s education efforts. In addition, colleagues from the bank presented timely financial lessons on “saving money” to the First and Second grade students. April 28 marked the 20th anniversary of National Teach Children to Save … [Read more...] about Nevada State Bank presents a check for $8,000 to Ruby Thomas Elementary School
Education is critical to Nevada’s workforce, economy and lifestyle. But Nevada’s public education ranks at or near the bottom of national rankings, and only 30 percent of Nevadans hold post-secondary education degrees or certificates. In the K-12 system, rankings are created from more indicators than simply academic, according to Traci Davis, superintendent, Washoe … [Read more...] about Beyond The Basics: Education in Nevada
A high school graduate, entering the workforce in Southern Nevada directly after graduation, earns on average $6,000 more annually than a non-graduate. At a very basic level, that’s the effect of education on the economy. Education affects more than workforce, more than the economic development that comes as a result of the talents and training of employees and more than the … [Read more...] about Education: The Key to Success
Nothing paints a clearer picture of the results of economic development than the Silver State. Nevada has transitioned from a state with the highest unemployment rates in the country to a state welcoming Tesla to its economy, breaking ground on a 12,000-home master planned community, launching one of the first-of-its-kind interactive medical communities with Union Village and … [Read more...] about Game Changers: Economic Development in Nevada
Would you like your child or grandchild to be taught about vaginal intercourse, masturbation and homosexuality in kindergarten? How about a junior high student being instructed about orgasms and anal intercourse? If you think this couldn’t happen in Clark County schools, you’re mistaken. These very topics were discussed at closed-door meetings held by the Clark County School … [Read more...] about Sex Education in Clark County Schools: Let Your Voice Be Heard!
The Clark County Education Association (a.k.a. teachers union) has once again proved that its leaders care more about their own power than about their members or the community. The latest controversy arose when it was revealed that the health trust created by the union is in dire financial straits. At a closed union meeting on January 29, John Vellardita, executive director of … [Read more...] about Teacher’s Health Trust: Putting Teachers at Risk
Home Prices Rising in Las Vegas According to recent statistics from the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors (GLVAR), Southern Nevada home prices increased again in November. The median price of single-family homes sold was $146,000, up 4.3 percent from the $140,000 in October and up 16.8 percent from the same period last year. Alternatively, in November, home sales went … [Read more...] about January 2013: Around the State
While classroom teachers have been eating Ramen noodles so they can afford to buy school supplies, teachers union bosses are living high on the hog. Considering that teachers often have to purchase classroom supplies and teaching materials with their own money, and that they’re also expected to pay for continuing education classes, their salaries don’t stretch very far. But … [Read more...] about Shame on the Teachers Union: In the end it’s the teachers and students that lose.
Against a persistent backdrop of brutal budget cuts, shrinking revenues and heightened expectations, K-12 educators in Nevada continue to explore and implement innovative solutions to the challenges they face in the state’s schools. “We’re in the new normal now with the expectation that we’ll have to do more with less,” says Heath Morrison, superintendent of Washoe County … [Read more...] about Education Outlook: Weathering the Storm