Julie Wootton-Greener, Las Vegas Review-Journal

Julie Wootton-Greener

Las Vegas Review-Journal

Las Vegas, NV, United States

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Recent articles by Julie:

Preliminary results released in Board of Regents races

Candidates are vying for a six-year term on the Nevada System of Higher Education’s 13-member governing board. → Read More

New mentorship program aims to help aspiring teachers

The Public Education Foundation and UNLV announced Monday they’re partnering to create the program for Clark County School District high school students and school paraprofessionals. → Read More

Jara says CCSD must improve low academic proficiency rates

Clark County School District Superintendent Jesus Jara delivered his yearly “State of the Schools” address Friday, with the theme “Emerging Stronger Together.” → Read More

CCSD relaxes playground restrictions

The Clark County School District’s updated COVID-19 mitigation guidance no longer requires students to stay with a designated peer group during recess and other outdoor activities. → Read More

CCSD to loosen some COVID-19 restrictions

The Clark County School District is making a handful of changes beginning Wednesday, including no mask requirement on school buses and eliminating mandatory weekly COVID-19 testing. → Read More

Nevada regents study anti-discrimination resolution

The Nevada System of Higher Education’s Board of Regents heard a proposal during a Friday meeting at Nevada State College in Henderson but didn’t take action. → Read More

UNLV Boyd School of Law hires new dean

Leah Chan Grinvald was selected following a nationwide search, the law school said in a Wednesday news release. She’ll start on the job July 1. → Read More

CCSD board considers ban on racially discriminatory mascots

Trustees voted 6-1 on Thursday night to approve a notice of intent to revise an existing policy. The school district is required to take action under a new state law. → Read More

Construction begins on UNLV’s new engineering building

Officials from the university and its Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering will hold a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday at the construction site near the Thomas T. Beam Engineering Complex. → Read More

Rogers Foundation officials challenge private school voucher initiative

Foundation Chair Beverly Rogers and Chief Executive Officer Rory Reid filed lawsuits Tuesday in First Judicial District Court in Carson City, Educate Nevada Now announced. → Read More

Letter alleges discrimination against pro-life student group at area school

Attorneys from the Thomas More Society and Reno-based O’Mara law firm sent a demand letter Wednesday to the Clark County School District and East Career & Technical Academy. → Read More

CCSD board to discuss school violence issues at March meeting

The Clark County School Board took steps Friday to move forward with looking at school violence issues amid community concerns about recent incidents. → Read More

Pinecrest Academy gets OK for virtual school and more students

The Nevada State Public Charter School Authority’s board voted unanimously Tuesday to allow Pinecrest Academy of Nevada to open a virtual school and increase enrollment at two campuses. → Read More

School Board gets update on unpaid health insurance claims

The Clark County School Board heard a presentation with financial updates Thursday night from the health insurance provider for licensed employees and their family members. → Read More

Sex assault victims to get $9M in case involving ex-school bus driver

The Clark County School Board approved a $9 million settlement agreement Thursday in a case involving a former special education school bus driver who was sentenced to prison in 2018 for sexually assaulting preschoolers. → Read More

NSHE drops mask mandate for college campuses

The Nevada System of Higher Education announced Thursday it will no longer require face masks for students, employees or members of the public. → Read More

Sex assault victims may get $9M in case involving ex-school bus driver

The Clark County School Board will consider approving a $9 million settlement Thursday involving a former school bus driver sentenced to prison for sexually assaulting preschoolers. → Read More

76% of Nevada college students got vaccinated before mandate expired

In August, the State Board of Health approved an emergency measure for spring in-person classes. But the state’s Legislative Commission failed in December to adopt a permanent requirement. → Read More

Clark County School District rolls out ‘test to stay’ COVID-19 strategy

The voluntary program began Jan. 19 — the day classes resumed after the school district’s five-day “pause” — for those exposed in a school setting to a confirmed COVID-19 case. → Read More

State to consider allowing emergency teacher subs with high school diploma

The state’s Commission on Professional Standards in Education will hold a public hearing Feb. 24 on the proposed regulation changes amid the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More