Karen Gray

Reporter/Researcher

Karen Gray is an education researcher and reporter at NPRI and Nevada Journal and has been with the Institute since June 2008.


Recent Work

Dad told seeing state’s records on his kids will cost him $10 grand+

Over 800 data points now collected on each Nevada public, charter school student

April 24, 2014

LAS VEGAS — Would you like to see the information the State of Nevada is keeping on your child?

You may have to take out a loan.

The State Department of Education recently notified one Washoe County parent it would cost him more than $10,000.

When John Eppolito, a parent of four, asked to view the information the state is warehousing on his children, he was informed that "the Department’s Director of Information Technology… has estimated that the cost will be approximately $10,194."

The actual history of Nevada's ban on state gifts to private companies

February 20, 2014

After voters overwhelmingly voted to maintain the Nevada Constitution's ban on state monetary gifts to private companies, the Governor's Office of Economic Development devised a round-about way to offer government subsidies to private companies.

Nevada's Catalyst Fund: Millions pledged without signed contracts

What gives? Corporate subsidy program rife with confusion, lack of procedures

January 31, 2014

With much ado and fanfare, Nevada public officials have aggressively touted subsidies from the state’s $10 million Catalyst Fund incentive program, but signed agreements for nearly $7.1 million in committed monies do not yet exist.

Ethics commission in settlement talks with CCSD’s Edwards

Slap on wrist possible, despite district trustees’ other ethics issues

November 5, 2013

CCSD Board President Carolyn Edwards may only receive slap on the wrist.