According to a Vanderbilt study commissioned by the Clark County School District, black students at CCSD are three times more likely to be expelled than their nonblack peers. Assistant Superintendent Andre Denson says he’s “shocked, but not surprised” to learn of high suspension rates among minorities, because the disparity is a trend in cities nationwide.
The 2008 Obama campaign was extremely successful at driving young and first time voters to the polls. The campaign was praised for getting throngs of young people engaged in politics and eager to volunteer time. But now, as the economy continues to struggle, many young voters say they have lost some of that passion. So are young voters still engaged? Or have they abandoned the president and politics in general? We talk with three young Nevada voters about their feelings on politics and issues leading up to the 2012 election.
UNLV students, faculty and administrators turned to a traditional technique
yesterday to protest their anger at planned cuts of 10 percent or more to
Nevada's higher education budget. Ryan Wallis gathered this audio postcard
of the days speeches and action.
Over the past few years, Clark County's beleaguered University Medical Center has been a font of bad news. The hospital has been awash in scandal and mismanagement, and loses tens of millions of dollars annually.