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January 21, 2021

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Arya Udry, shown here, is one of two UNLV professors taking part in NASA's Mars 2020 rover mission. UNLV professor Elisabeth “Libby” Hausrath is also among 13 scientists chosen to participate.
UNLV professors part of NASA Mars rover mission
Dec. 29, 2020
When Arya Udry was a little girl, she would stare at the sky and ponder the possibility of life beyond Earth. So when NASA selected the UNLV professor to be part of its Mars 2020 rover mission, Udry was ...
EPA Universal Certified graduate Chris Cole is interviewed at the National Technical Institute in Henderson, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020.
Some Las Vegas casino workers seeking new careers in the trades
Dec. 28, 2020
Strip craps dealer Chris Cole completed a three-month program at the National Technical Institute in Henderson to become a heating and air conditioning technician.
College of Southern Nevada's Mariachi Plata vocalists Precious Carrasco and Yasmine Duenes pose for a portrait, Friday Dec. 18, 2020.
Southern Nevada mariachi students shine on national stage
Dec. 26, 2020
The best of the brightest young mariachis in the United States come from the College of Southern Nevada.
Derryck Rickards, assistant principal of Sierra Vista HS,  poses for a portrait Tuesday Dec. 8, 2020.
How one school uses technology to monitor students’ well-being
Dec. 21, 2020
Sierra Vista High School Principal John Anzalone has sat in on counseling sessions with his students, listening to their descriptions of feeling isolated and alone during remote learning. Some of the teenagers have parents at home who are deeply depressed amid the economic and social crisis …
Ronaldo Cesa, the well-liked cafeteria manager at Ronnow Elementary School, died of COVID-19 on April 2, 2020. He is shown celebrating his March 20 birthday with friend and colleague Mai Macapagal-Malimban.
School keeps memory alive of cafeteria worker lost to COVID-19
Dec. 18, 2020
When students at C.C. Ronnow Elementary School lined up for lunch, they got a lot more than a tray of chicken tenders or a cheeseburger and fruit cup. The best part of lunch may have been the big smile and hug they got from cafeteria manager Ronaldo Cesa ...
CCSD Superintendent Dr. Jesus Jara speaks to the media regarding the first day of the new school year, Monday Aug 24, 2020.
School Board criticizes superintendent for lack of communication
Dec. 16, 2020
Clark County School District Superintendent Jesus Jara was rated as “minimally effective to effective” in his latest performance review, with some School Board members criticizing him for ...
CCSD Superintendent Dr. Jesus Jara and CCSD Board of Trustees member Deanna Wright meet with kitchen staff at Basic Academy of International Studies during the first day of the new school year, Monday Aug 24, 2020.
Schools edge closer to reopening with teachers union agreement
Dec. 16, 2020
The Clark County School District and the teachers union have reached a tentative agreement laying the groundwork for some students to possibly return to the ...
The Silver Mesa Recreation Center in North Las Vegas, shown Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, will host a program that offers students live classroom instruction.
North Las Vegas wants schools reopened or expanded city education program
Dec. 15, 2020
North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee is urging the Clark County School District to quickly and safely reopen schools, saying children who are historically underserved are falling further behind because of pandemic-forced closures. If schools aren’t open by Jan. 15, North Las Vegas wants the ...
In this Aug. 18, 2020, file photo, Washoe County Schools Superintendent Kristen McNeill talks to students returning to Greenbrae Elementary School in Sparks, Nev., for the first time since March with mandatory masks to help guard against the spread of the coronavirus.
Nevada school boss wants metrics for classroom reopenings
Dec. 10, 2020
Convinced that in-person teaching is not a significant contributor to the spread of the coronavirus, Nevada’s school superintendent is urging state ...
This file photo shows a view of the UNLV campus.
Nevada higher ed students can opt out of letter grades again
Dec. 1, 2020
All eight public colleges and universities in Nevada are again giving students the option to receive satisfactory/unsatisfactory grades for the 2020-2021 academic year instead of being scored on the traditional letter grading system ...
Washoe middle, high schools suspending in-class instruction
Nov. 25, 2020
The Washoe County School District is suspending in-class instruction for middle schools and high schools beginning next week as part of an effort to curtail a dramatic ...
Joel Bradley, right, a student success advocate, shows seventh grader Andre Brown how to properly sign-in for his classes outside his apartment Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. Lloyd Goldberg, a fellow student success advocate, is at left.
Las Vegas middle school staff gets creative in helping kids during pandemic
Nov. 23, 2020
Joel Bradley walks the East Las Vegas neighborhood that is home to Mack Middle School students, and the longtime educator’s work wardrobe is memorable…
Kyle Morris, left, DraftKings lead game designer, Dan Sahl, director of the DraftKings Gaming Innovation Studio at UNLV, and Jason March, DraftKings vice president of gaming, pose by the studio on UNLV campus Friday, Nov. 13, 2020.
DraftKings' partnership with UNLV a ‘win-win proposition’
Nov. 15, 2020
DraftKings wants to start plucking UNLV graduate talent in the area of casino game research and development. A $100,000 multiyear sponsorship agreement ...
CCSD Superintendent Dr. Jesus Jara speaks to the media regarding the first day of the new school year, Monday Aug 24, 2020.
School District sees rise in student suicides amid pandemic
Nov. 13, 2020
Student suicides are up sharply as children remain socially isolated and attend classes remotely because of the coronavirus pandemic, Clark County School District ...
The Clark County School District's latest proposal calls for a hybrid model of learning where students would attend classes in person two days a week and online the other three days a week.
CCSD reopening plan draws fire from teacher unions
Nov. 12, 2020
A proposal by the Clark County School District to reopen campuses after months of closures because of the pandemic is “horrific and causes more stress for ...

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