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Education in Clark County Las Vegas. As the premier online Las Vegas woman’s magazine, RECESS provides a community to learn and share about education in Las Vegas through independent contributors and bloggers.

Nevada Is Last In Education

June 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

According to KIDS COUNT, Nevada ranks 50th in education which means our state came in last.  Although Nevada’s education improved in areas such as math proficiency and graduation rates, our test scores, attendance rates and...

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5 Reasons Why Libraries Are Awesome

June 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

Whenever I visit my local library, I’m so grateful that there is still one to go to.  With bookstores (and actual books) becoming a thing of the past, I’ve been keeping my fingers crossed that...

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Does your child need help developing reading skills this Summer? Perhaps they just need a boost to keep their reading skills sharp. My first grader actually struggled this past year with “blending” which means she...

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Teacher Appreciation Week is upon us.  In fact, it sneaked up on me this year and now I’m left scrambling for some ideas to show our teachers a little love. The first place I always...

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Girl Rising Is A Must See

April 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Girl Rising is a documentary which tells the stories of nine girls from different parts of the world who face heartbreaking, unjust and formidable situations due to poverty, cultural conventions and unfortunate circumstances.  Using inner...

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The Most Powerful Force To Create Change In Our School System …. is you.  Last year, blogger and Recess Founder, Toni Spilsbury wrote about The Most Powerful Force in American Schools Today, as she describes:...

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In a move that was an absolute surprise to no one, the Nevada Legislature failed to pass the margins tax bill that would have increased taxes by 2% for businesses that make $1 million or...

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Nevada Reading Week This week was Nevada Reading Week as celebrated in Clark County Schools.  In our school, kids dressed up as their favorite Dr. Seuss characters while they participated in many reading awareness activities...

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As a child, I have zero memories of my father coming to my school or taking me to the doctor when I was ill.  If I was invited to a classmate’s birthday party, it was...

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