Category: Education

Article: West Las Vegas discusses testing, security issues

Article: West Las Vegas discusses testing, security issues

From the Las Vegas Optic The West Las Vegas Board of Education received details of a 90-day improvement plan for Don Cecilio Martinez Elementary, Union Street Elementary and West Las Vegas High School at its regular board meeting Thursday night. New Mexico schools are issued yearly grades from the state’s Public Education Department using an…

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Article: LVCS approves creation of electronic sports team, drops STOPit app

Article: LVCS approves creation of electronic sports team, drops STOPit app

From the Las Vegas Optic The Las Vegas City Schools board approved the adoption of a competitive video game team at its regular meeting Thursday night. Recognized by the New Mexico Activities Association, the school-sanctioned activity known as “e-sports” pits a team of video game players from one school against other schools across the state.…

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Article: Concerns arise at RHS over anonymous reporting app

Article: Concerns arise at RHS over anonymous reporting app

From the Las Vegas Optic Las Vegas City Schools will soon introduce a smartphone application designed to make it easier for students to report inappropriate or dangerous activities happening on campus. The app, called STOPit, was designed by a New Jersey-based software company as a way to allow students to anonymously report things like drug…

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Article: City Schools brings in new tech, tools

Article: City Schools brings in new tech, tools

From the Las Vegas Optic Students and teachers at Las Vegas City Schools campuses will encounter several new technology elements as they start a new school year.  At Thursday’s regular board meeting, City Schools’ Director of Technology John Tiernan updated board members on the rollout of a new smartphone app called STOPit that allows students…

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Article: WLV Schools takes questions on proposed drug testing

Article: WLV Schools takes questions on proposed drug testing

From the Las Vegas Optic During a special meeting of the Board of Education on Wednesday, West Las Vegas Schools discussed enacting policies that would require drug testing of staff members and students. Board member Ambrosio Castellano began the discussion by stressing his desire to formulate a policy that would require new employees to be…

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