Karen Gray

What to know about Nevada's ESA applications

August 3, 2015

Parents who wish to enroll their children in Nevada’s new Education Savings Accounts program are now able to do so after the Treasurer released the official application form on Friday.

Expert critics of Common Core to face NDE officials in unique public events

Forums designed to give lawmakers, parents, teachers the chance to learn and ask questions

January 9, 2015

Two nationally recognized educators — both critics of the controversial Common Core State Standards — are scheduled to participate next week with representatives of the Nevada Department of Education in two public examinations of the pros and cons of Common Core.

Federal education officials: Nevada can’t charge dad to look at children’s records

Dozens of mistakes identified in now-viewable records

December 30, 2014

Remember the Nevada dad who was told it would cost him over $10,000 to see the records the State of Nevada has on his children, a story first reported by Nevada Journal?

CCSD police dispatcher transferred as new details emerge in student death case

Jail-house phone call: “My mom’s going to go to jail now.”

September 29, 2014

A Clark County School District police dispatcher who’s been named a defendant in the Angela Peterson wrongful death lawsuit was transferred out of her police department post Friday after an audio recording surfaced raising questions about her involvement in the case.  

 

CCSD has spent $2.1 million on outside legal counsel since 2012

Nothing comes before the school board, but CCSD’s legal department is well over budget

May 29, 2014

Despite its massive budget and full staff, the Clark County School District Office of General Council has exceeded its outside-counsel budget in each of the past three years. For this school year, the CCSD legal office is some $179,000 over its legal services budget.

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."

Total Records: 108

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