Wendy Shirey, principal of Pinecrest Academy Horizon in Henderson, Nev., was awarded the $25,000 cash prize, which is known as the "Oscars of Teaching."
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July 13, 2015
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June 12, 2015
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April 10, 2015
After years of a perennial teacher shortage, Nevada's largest school district is undertaking a massive campaign to recruit more than 2,000 teachers in time for the 2015-16 school year.
March 31, 2015
In his State of the State address earlier this year, Gov. Brian Sandoval said he supported breaking up large county school districts and consolidating smaller ones.
March 30, 2015
In Clark County, Nev., two principals with a record of success will run a second school as part of a "franchise," to share best practices and develop a leadership pipeline.
March 05, 2015
The fast-growing Clark County district, which includes Las Vegas, has seven "shovel-ready" projects on tap, with 12 school scheduled to open in 2017 and plans to make additions to 40 other schools.