Las Vegas in-clinic education center helps kids with cancer keep learning

The Andre Agassi Foundation for Education and Cure 4 The Kids Foundation celebrated the opening of Nevada’s first in-clinic education center for pediatric cancer patients Thursday morning.

Janie’s Classroom, which opened last month, is devoted to helping young patients keep up with their schooling while they’re receiving treatment at Cure 4 The Kids Foundation, a Summerlin nonprofit dedicated to research and treatment of childhood cancer. The Agassi Foundation funded the project.

The classroom is named after Janie Bordinhao, a teacher who died of cancer in January 2019 at age 26. Her mother, Ellen Bordinhao, played a major role in making the center happen.

“It’s up to those who bear her memory to keep her goodness alive and, as Janie’s mother, this is a responsibility that gives meaning to my life,” she said during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday morning at the foundation, at One Breakthrough Way.

She said her daughter grew

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United Education Institute Opening New Las Vegas Campus This Fall

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Clark County will have improved access to educational opportunities with United Education Institute (UEI) opening a new campus location in Las Vegas at the Boulevard Mall (3450 S. Maryland Pkwy) this fall. UEI is an accredited institution that offers a range of vocational and trade programs to help students get started in a new career in as little as 10 months. The new campus is approximately 35,000 square-feet and includes classrooms, training labs, computer labs and a student resource center. The first cohort of students will start in Las Vegas on October 26.

“UEI has been providing access to post-secondary education for over 35 years in California, and we look forward to being a contributing member of the Las Vegas community, helping students achieve their education and career goals, and providing employers with the essential workers they need to meet

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Las Vegas-based Companies Band Together to Expand Access to Education Platform During the Pandemic

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — WithSocrates and Context Networks, both Las Vegas-based technology companies, today announced a partnership that will expand the availability of the Socrates Learning Platform to more students.

WithSocrates is the creator of the award-winning Socrates Learning Platform, which personalizes learning for students. Socrates was created with sponsorship from the National Science Foundation. Socrates uses artificial intelligence to personalize learning for each student, adjusting in real-time to their needs across over 2000 detailed topics of knowledge. Socrates makes learning fun through 18 gamification elements, encouraging children to learn and progress more. 

Context Networks, Inc. is the world’s first omnichannel marketing system to unify high-contextualized marketing messages across all physical and digital displays, helping casinos and lottery and iGaming operators drive new revenue streams by building more direct and meaningful relationships with their customers.

The partnership between the two companies will

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Enrollment drops in school district that includes Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Enrollment in the Clark County School District, which includes Las Vegas, has declined by more than 10,000 students during the start of the fall semester online.

Data show there are 307,210 students enrolled for this 2020 academic year compared to 317,893 students enrolled for the 2019 academic year, showing a drop of more than 10,600 students.

The figures show the third straight decline in enrollment since the district reached more than 321,000 students in 2017.

District officials had anticipated about 316,000 students this year, and depending on enrollment at each school, budget cuts are now expected. Each student brings in $6,100 in funding to the district, officials said.

“There’s funding tied to that count number. How it impacts my child in the classroom? Frequently it means larger class sizes,” Nevada Parent Teacher Association President Rebecca Dirks Garcia told KVVU-TV. “You may see changes in your

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