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August 28, 2014
Space industry to get support from Nevada community colleges - Elko Daily Free Press

Space industry to get support from Nevada community colleges
Elko Daily Free Press
The Nevada System of Higher Education was awarded funding of $500,000 through the Nevada NASA Space Grant Consortium for the creation of a new program that will change how Nevada's community college students learn, planting the seed for an ...

August 26, 2014
Higher ed chancellor says UNLV medical school is critical for Nevada - Las Vegas Sun

Higher ed chancellor says UNLV medical school is critical for Nevada
Las Vegas Sun
Sitting before a crowd of businesspeople, lawmakers, educators and other guests, Nevada System of Higher Education Chancellor Dan Klaich reiterated his support for a medical school in Las Vegas, calling it “critical” for the state. Klaich joined the ...
UNLV moves forward with medical school development plansKLAS-TV

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August 30, 2014
50-state look at how Common Core playing out in US - SFGate

SFGate

50-state look at how Common Core playing out in US
SFGate
The tests will be given to students in grades three to eight, but only partially rolled out in high school because the state board of education had its budget request for assessments cut by $10 million. The ACT exam has .... Meanwhile the Nevada Board ...

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August 27, 2014
Governor's office announces drone donation for education - MyNews3 Las Vegas KSNV

Governor's office announces drone donation for education
MyNews3 Las Vegas KSNV
As such, one of the first steps of this collaboration is DJI's donation of various Unmanned Aerial Vehicle platforms to the Nevada Institute of Autonomous Systems to help further develop the education pipeline for the Unmanned Aerial Systems industry ...

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September 1, 2014
Sierra Nevada freshwater runoff could drop 26 percent by 2100, UC study finds - EurekAlert (press release)

Sierra Nevada freshwater runoff could drop 26 percent by 2100, UC study finds
EurekAlert (press release)
Freshwater runoff from the Sierra Nevada may decrease by as much as one-quarter by 2100 due to climate warming on the high slopes, according to scientists at UC Irvine and UC Merced. Accelerated plant growth at higher elevations ... "Scientists have ...

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August 20, 2014
No One Asked Me But… (August 20, 2014) - mvprogress

No One Asked Me But… (August 20, 2014)
mvprogress
Dr. Dan Klaich, chancellor of the Nevada System of Higher Education, states that over 50 percent of the students taking placement test to enter the Nevada higher education systems fail these exams forcing them into remedial courses. Erquiaga stated ...

August 14, 2014
Education reality worse than numbers show - Las Vegas Review-Journal

Education reality worse than numbers show
Las Vegas Review-Journal
If they are factored in, about 50 percent of in-state college freshmen are placed in remedial courses, according to Dan Klaich, chancellor of the Nevada System of Higher Education. “Half of the graduates from Nevada have to, sort of, start over when ...

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August 28, 2014
Regents back $26M for UNLV medical school - KVVU Las Vegas

Regents back $26M for UNLV medical school
KVVU Las Vegas
According to John Kuhlman, spokesman for Nevada System of Higher Education, the money would go to pay for a staff of specialists and faculty to get the project off the ground. UNLV would have to raise about $100 million more to construct a building and ...

August 28, 2014
UNLV won't pursue funding for new stadium until 2017 - Las Vegas Sun

UNLV won't pursue funding for new stadium until 2017
Las Vegas Sun
After the medical school funding was approved in the Nevada System of Higher Education budget, Snyder decided to suggest postponing the stadium request. The delay was met with agreement from the 11-member board. Nearly every member echoed the ...

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August 29, 2014
5 Popular Ballot Themes This Election Year - Governing

5 Popular Ballot Themes This Election Year
Governing
Finally, there are two significant education measures on the ballot: Nevada voters will consider a 2-percent margin tax on businesses that would enhance funding for K-12 public schools. And in Oregon, voters will consider whether to use the state's ...

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