Clark County Superintendent, Walt Rulffes joins us for the conclusion of our summer series on education. How will the district deal with another round of budget cuts? Are teacher in danger of losing their jobs? Given the district's financial and academic problems what does the district need in its next leader?
Righthaven LLC, the company tasked by RJ owners, Stephens Media with seeking out and suing alleged copyright infringers of Review-Journal story's now has about 100 lawsuits against various website operators for copyright infringement.But, one small blog out of North Carolina could change the game if the court allows owner-operator Kevin Kelleher to settle for $200.
How would you like to take a trip to an underwater fortress? Reno brothers, Logan and Jordan Needham can make that happen. They've invented the Bubble Room, an underwater steel and vinyl room pumped full of air that lets divers hang out as much as twenty feet under water.
Brookings Mountain West at UNLV says that Nevada can be at the heart a transformation in how the country reduces its carbon footprint. By establishing federally funded innovation centers across the intermountain West, Brookings says the region can capitalize on its many world class assets.
Julie Albers grew up in a family where everyone was a musician: Dad played the piano, Mom taught violin, and each of her sisters mastered a string instrument. But Julie emerged in her own right when she starting winning the big prizes in France, Munich and South Korea.
By using common sense steps like building stronger relationships between parents and schools as well as developing a clear cut curriculum, large school districts can make great strides in closing achievement gaps. That's what author and educator Heather Zavadsky says in her book, Bringing School Reform to Scale: Five Award-Winning Urban Districts.
Scores for federally mandated No Child Left Behind are out and Clark County School District have met federal benchmarks after failing last year. We talk with the head of CCSD assessment about the latest district report card.
With pieces titled "Grub Baby" and "Furby Totem-Pole" artist Jesse Smigel's says his giant Styrofoam sculptures are meant to appeal to the child inside of everyone. So what is it about Ren and Stimpy, kittens and B-Movies that inspire this local artist to create giant cicadas and half-human half-insect like sculptures?.
We continue our summer series on education with a look at early childhood education. How early should kids start learning? And what is that best way to do that? We talk with early childhood experts about how to detect signs a student might be failing and when those issues should be addressed.
The House Financial Services Committee recently approved the Internet Gambling Regulation, Consumer Protection, and Enforcement Act of 2009 which would essentially let Internet Gambling operators take online bets in the U.S.
The Las Vegas Review Journal is suing dozens of websites and individuals for copyright infringement claiming whole and portions of RJ articles were illegally posted on various sites. Journalist and blogger, Steve Friess says putting a scare into those individuals is the right thing to do. We talk with Steve Friess about the RJ lawsuits and why he thinks the RJ might be helping to clean up the world of internet intellectual property theft.
Clark County Superintendent, Walt Rulffes was supposed to step down this month but might stay on until January as the district searches for a new leader. Meanwhile former Nevada higher education chancellor, Jim Rogers says Rulffes is now essentially an ineffective lame duck. So what kind of leadership does the district need? We continue our summer series on education with a look at district leadership.
Nevada is out of the running for the second round of federal Race to the Top education grants aimed at advancing school reform across the country. So what went wrong? We'll talk with Las Vegas Sun Education Reporter, Emily Richmond about why Nevada lost out on this round of Race to the Top cash.
Tom Skancke, president of the Skancke Company and transportation advisor to the LVCVA wants plans for the proposed Interstate 11 to move forward after work on the I-15 wraps up. But who will pay for it? And who benefits? We talk with Tom Skancke.
Increasing exports in the Intermountain West Region would not only provide a huge boon to the region but also create thousands of jobs and expand our visibility in the global economy. That's just one findings from the Brookings Institution's new report "Export West." But what are those experts? We talk with Brookings researcher, Jonathan Rothwell.
The Clark County Commission approved an advisory question for November's general election ballot asking voters whether they think the state should have to ask permission before dipping in to local government coffers..
The brown carp has invaded waters in Nevada disrupting natural habitats for birds and other fish in Lake Mead as well as other rivers in the area. But how did they get here? And what kind of impact can an ugly brown fish have on the Southern Nevada marine ecosystem?.
In author Catherine Price's new book 101 Places Not to See Before You Die Nevada lands somewhere between number 1, the "Testicle Festival" in Missoula, Montana and number 85 "the inside of a spotted hyena's birth canal." So how did we end up behind the likes of the great pacific garbage patch and Juarez, Mexico as the top places NOT to visit? We ask Catherine price.
When Ricardo Esparza taught at rural Washington state high school he vowed to remind his students what was at stake if they didn't graduate. So he filled a suitcase with $400,000 worth of fake money to illustrate the amount of money over a lifetime they would lose without a high school diploma.
We continue our summer series on education with a look at the Educational Equity and Postsecondary Student Success project aimed at drawing more minority and low-income students into Nevada's colleges and universities.