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Brookings Mountain West

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Brookings Mountain West is a partnership between UNLV and the Washington, D.C.-based Brookings Institution. The purpose of Brookings Mountain West is to bring the Brookings tradition of high-quality, independent, and impactful research to the issues facing the dynamic and fast-growing Intermountain West region. Building upon work at Brookings and UNLV, our community engagement and research initiatives focus on helping metropolitan areas like Las Vegas grow in robust, inclusive, and sustainable ways. Brookings Mountain West provides a platform to bring ideas and expertise together to enhance public policy discussions at the local, state, and regional level.

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Brookings Mountain West In the News

Las Vegas Sun
Dec. 11, 2018

Nevada’s higher education system suffers from a bloated administration, inequitable funding that favors UNR at the expense of other schools, mismanagement that has destroyed trust among donors, and a dismal graduation rate despite strong per-student funding from the state.

AM 720 KDWN
Dec. 11, 2018

The Las Vegas metropolitan area has seen not only a significant rise in its population but an altering of its demographics as well, according to new findings from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Las Vegas Review Journal
Dec. 10, 2018

The U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday released five-year estimates documenting a multitude of trends in Clark County and other areas across the country.

Las Vegas Sun
Dec. 4, 2018

In enriching the diversity of their administrations, school districts face a challenge but also can offer a remarkable incentive in recruiting minorities for leadership positions.

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