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July 22, 2014
Nevada education ranked last in nation - Las Vegas Review-Journal

Nevada education ranked last in nation
Las Vegas Review-Journal
Nevada's public school system remains dead last in the nation for a third year running, according to an analysis of children's well-being that was released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation today. “Nevada continues to gain ground, but we remain in ...

July 15, 2014
Nevada: Math key to finishing college - Las Vegas Review-Journal

Nevada: Math key to finishing college
Las Vegas Review-Journal
The data was included in the 2013-14 Remedial Placement and Enrollment Report presented Tuesday to the Legislative Committee on Education by the Nevada System of Higher Education. It was based on students who enrolled in college in Nevada in the ...

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July 21, 2014
A true Nevada political rise - Las Vegas Sun

A true Nevada political rise
Las Vegas Sun
She said the chancellor of Nevada's higher education system “has his head so far where it shouldn't be.” She described union members as “poor excuses for human beings.” And she called out Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval when his candidate, Robert ...

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July 15, 2014
Report: Nevada Hispanics face many obstacles to scholastic, financial success - Las Vegas Sun

Report: Nevada Hispanics face many obstacles to scholastic, financial success
Las Vegas Sun
In June, the legislative committee recommended the creation of a subsystem within the Nevada System of Higher Education to oversee community colleges, including a new vice chancellor position. Tom Rodriguez, who oversaw the Clark County School ...

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July 20, 2014
Guy W. Farmer: Politically incorrect graduation speakers - Nevada Appeal

Guy W. Farmer: Politically incorrect graduation speakers
Nevada Appeal
I hasten to add the Nevada System of Higher Education has a pretty good record on this score. I'm unaware of any UNR or UNLV graduation speakers who have been disinvited because of their politics. That's a record worth defending and protecting because ...

July 21, 2014
Offseason filled with controversy fails to dim Jameis Winston's love of spotlight - Yahoo Sports

Offseason filled with controversy fails to dim Jameis Winston's love of spotlight
Yahoo Sports
A functioning nervous system can stop stupidity before it starts. But so can legitimate maturity. And that's the ... Grocery store theft, coming off a series of other situations that ranged from major (the district attorney's rape investigation) to ...

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July 20, 2014
Gay marriage could help domestic violence programs - Las Vegas Review-Journal

Gay marriage could help domestic violence programs
Las Vegas Review-Journal
“Historically Nevada has had a higher per capita marriage rate than every other state,” Meuschke said, but between 1950 and 2011 marriage rates declined by about 66 percent, according to a University of Maryland study. “There's ... Examples include ...

July 21, 2014
Sunburn for 7/21 – A morning read of what's hot in Florida politics - SaintPetersBlog (blog)

SaintPetersBlog (blog)

Sunburn for 7/21 – A morning read of what's hot in Florida politics
SaintPetersBlog (blog)
And it's nice to have a partner helping out and carrying this good, positive, hopeful message of a better Florida and better education.” ... It's going through the court system. But what's important to me is I don't want anybody discriminated against ...

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July 20, 2014
Sounding Off: Garland-Mesquite readers tell us whether smaller class sizes ... - Dallas Morning News

Dallas Morning News

Sounding Off: Garland-Mesquite readers tell us whether smaller class sizes ...
Dallas Morning News
It's bad enough at the elementary level, but when you have middle and high school classes with 30-plus students, it becomes a nightmare for teachers and the students. I believe the Garland ... Paul Breitzman, Nevada: Given the choice, I would prefer ...

July 20, 2014
Seals: Racism destroys our hopes - Reno Gazette Journal

Seals: Racism destroys our hopes
Reno Gazette Journal
Ruby Dee, a black actress who died on June 12, said those words in an interview with Tavis Smiley that was replayed on KNPB-TV Channel 5 on June 13. I had never looked up the definition of the word racism, but I did so for this article. My 1981 edition ...