Nevada dead last in education — again

I guess by now it should come as no surprise that Nevada ranks dead last in education. We’ve been at the bottom of the Education Week Quality Counts report since 2010 and not much better before that. That’s the Battle Born State: The nation’s toxic waste dumping ground With one of the nation’s highest suicide…

Clean plate club

Thanks to a long-overdue overhaul by the USDA, school lunches are likely to look a lot different starting July 1. Here in Las Vegas, the Clark County School District — the nation’s fifth largest — is readying to implement new school lunch guidelines this fall. And it’s one tall order. As this well-written and insightful…

Parents: Just talk about sex with your kids

This is a press release from Planned Parenthood that I thought was interesting: ** PARENTS ARE TALKING WITH THEIR KIDS ABOUT SEX BUT OFTEN NOT TACKLING HARDER ISSUES ** Planned Parenthood of Southern Nevada Launches Activities Around October’s Let’s Talk Month LAS VEGAS — Eighty-two percent of parents have talked to their children about topics…

Uncensored Voices

As someone who is against censorship and someone who supports the ACLU of Nevada, I wanted to share the details of their (free) event Tuesday, Sept. 27, 7-9 pm at the Clark County Library: Uncensored Voices: Celebrating Literary Freedom. What do “Of Mice and Men”, the American Heritage Dictionary, and the graphic novel “Watchmen” have…