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Amelia Pak-Harvey

Amelia Pak-Harvey

Amelia Pak-Harvey’s On Education column appears every other Saturday.
apak-harvey@reviewjournal.com … @AmeliaPakHarvey on Twitter. 702-383-4630

CCSD reorganization arrives, but what’s really changed?

It’s been a tumultuous two years since the Nevada Legislature approved a bill to reorganize the Clark County School District. For now, at least, we can be optimistic that it will lead to true change.

Pursuing school district’s public records a test of patience

Nevada’s public records law calls on state government entities to turn over information that isn’t exempted. With requests involving the Clark County School District, that’s often not how it works.

Sizing up Nevada’s bottom-of-the-barrel reputation on public education

Almost any way you measure it, the state ranks among the worst in the U.S. in terms of delivering a quality education. And underlying problems like poverty and a lack of English proficiency make it hard to move the needle.

CCSD roundtable highlights another district problem: engaging parents

The Clark County School District’s problem with improper sexual relationships between staff and students has been prominent over the past year, so where were the parents when it rolled out its new social media policy?

A crusade against sexual misconduct in schools

Decades after Terri Miller heard that a Pahrump high school teacher was having sex with one of his students, her quest to stamp out the persistent problem continues.

Stakes and stress are high for Nevada students in testing

This week, I put myself in the shoes of roughly 150,000 students across the Clark County School District: I took part of the Smarter Balanced test. And it was an unnerving trip back to eighth grade.