Brian Nordli,

Brian Nordli

Las Vegas, NV, United States

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Past articles by Brian:

Participants plan on pursuing college, then the American dream

As teenagers talked about their future during the Las Vegas Sun Youth Forum, they weren’t fantasizing about dream jobs and fancy homes, or worrying about what school they’d attend next. Instead, they focused on the burden of student loans, facing unemployment, paying off bills and providing for their future family ... → Read More

Students air differences on hot-button issues, leave vitriol behind

Unlike the mudslinging, belittlement and intolerance on display not just during overheated campaign seasons but, increasingly during legislative sessions, students raised hands to speak rather than talking over each other ... → Read More

It’s official: Regents name new UNLV president

UNLV has its new president. The Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents voted 12-1 today to approve Len Jessup, dean of the University of Arizona Eller College of Management, as ... → Read More

UNLV panel selects Arizona dean as next president

The UNLV president search committee has selected University of Arizona Eller College of Management Dean Len Jessup as its candidate for the university’s 10th president. → Read More

Boy, 12, hit by car in Laughlin

A 12-year-old boy was injured this morning after being hit by a car in Laughlin. The accident happened about 7 a.m. in the ... → Read More

Committee ready to recommend next UNLV president

After a week of forums, interviews and meetings, the UNLV President Search Committee is meeting today to make a recommendation for the university’s 10th president. The committee will choose among ... → Read More

Business background shaped vision of UNLV presidential candidate Jessup

In the search for the next president of UNLV, the first of three candidates appeared in a campus forum on Nov. 12. Len Jessup is the University of Arizona Eller College of Management Dean, and has also held positions in the business schools at both Washington State University and Indiana University. → Read More

UNLV presidential candidate Azziz shares his vision for school

or an hour, UNLV presidential candidate Dr. Ricardo Azziz fielded questions from the public about his plans for the future of the university. He talked about how he would repair low morale among faculty and staff by ... → Read More

New CCSD software: Harnessing data to help students or a headache for teachers?

This is the first year of the Clark County School District’s Infinite Campus roll out. So far, its release has been met with a mix of frustration and optimism from teachers. The learning curve is steep, like jumping from Macintosh ... → Read More

Program gives students an inside look at working in a hospital — long before med school

Equipped with confidence from all of her training, Erin Lagman decided to switch plans at the end of high school and become a pharmacist ... → Read More

A year in, eyeing school district's progress on long-term goals

Last year Skorkowsky, with the support of the Clark County School Board, unveiled five-year goals in six areas to improve the district, which routinely ranks at the bottom of the nation in education. The first-year results announced today were ... → Read More

Caucus launches effort to lift impoverished black students in CCSD

There are 32,371 black students in the Clark County School District on free and reduced-price lunch plans, and they represent an invisible student population. These students make up about ... → Read More

Kindergarten today: It’s no longer as easy as ABC

The kindergartners walk into Raeleen Martinez’s classroom and begin digging through their superhero and princess backpacks for their reading booklets. Martinez’s sing-song voice and perpetual smile welcome them to her class at Martinez Elementary School and get them started on their first activity, reading the booklet, “I Like Salad.” She ... → Read More

Company's water conservation contest offers cash prizes for students

Las Vegas K-12 students have a chance to turn ideas about water conservation into cash, courtesy of ... → Read More

UNLV president search raises red flag for one regent

The chairman of UNLV’s president search committee raised questions about the selection process after a candidate who had been rejected was resurrected among the final ... → Read More

3 finalists named for UNLV president

The number of candidates for UNLV president has been narrowed to three. The finalists are ... → Read More

You’re not a kid anymore: Program uses role play to teach students about finance

What's the best way teach kids the value of a dollar? In the Capital One Junior Achievement Finance Park program, the answer is to bring them face-to-face with the monetary decisions their parents face on a ... → Read More

Philanthropist's $12M gift to boost special education programs at UNLV

When longtime UNLV supporter Kitty Rodman died in February, she had one more gift waiting for the university. UNLV officials announced today that Rodman had willed a $12 million grant to ... → Read More

CCSD to replace portables with permanent elementary school at West Prep Academy

For five years, the portables have been home to the school's 500 elementary students. Now some of the final dollars of the Clark County School District’s 1998 Capital Improvement Plan bond will be used to build a permanent grade school. → Read More

Las Vegas homeless program for youths offers graduates more than a diploma

For young adults like Angelo Kelley, the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth offers a pathway out of a life on the street and opportunities to ... → Read More