It's hard to pinpoint why the number of teen suicides are almost double what they were in 2010. Suicide prevention specialists in Clark County are also perplexed by these figures. We talk to parents who have lost their children to suicide. Then we talk with a crisis team from Clark County schools that go into schools after a suicide to help kids cope.
Mojave High School is one of five Clark County campuses designated as a "turnaround school." This means a large part of the teaching and administrative staff was replaced over the summer and an entirely new curriculum is now in place. Antonio Rael, the new principal at Mojave jumped at the opportunity to lead one of Clark County's poorest performing schools saying it's an opportunity to make serious changes in the district. Antonio Rael joins us to talk about how his turnaround efforts are doing.
How does Clark County School District superinendent Dwight Jones plan to reform the district? He joins us to explain how his new "growth model" system will work and what parents, students and teachers can expect.
Stephen Augspurger, Executive Director, of the Clark County Association of School Administrators and Professional-technical Employees talks about his union's proposal to take a 1.5% pay cut for all CCSD employees.
If your child wanted to log on to school rather than ride the bus would you let them? We'll talk with principles of three online high schools here in Nevada about online versus traditional schooling and the challenges of virtual learning.