Carrie Kaufman

Carrie Kaufman

Broadcast, digital and print journalist Carrie Kaufman writes the You're Overthinking It newsletter on Substack. She has covered the Clark County School District for public radio and The Nevada Voice since 2015. Follow Carrie on Twitter: @CarrieKaufman


Bailey Middle School searching for answers as it takes budget hit

By: - February 9, 2021

Darryl Wyatt is hopping mad. The principal of Dr. William H. Bailey Middle School knew he would take a hit to his budget, after the Legislature cut money for what most education types in Nevada refer to as SB178 funds. But he didn’t realize the hit would be almost $400,000, and cost him four teachers. […]


Communication and truth: An evaluation of an evaluation

By: - December 21, 2020

Clark County School District Superintendent Jesus Jara had a performance evaluation on Tuesday. The next day, he ignored it. Headlines after last week’s meeting conveyed the Board of Trustees gave Jara a lukewarm evaluation. That’s true. The average score on the 28 suggestions for growth and improvement was 2.5 out of 4. That’s a C+. […]

Superintendent Jesus Jara

CCSD’s back-to-school plan: Lots of detail, but no particulars

By: - November 12, 2020

The good news? Schools are now required to clean their microwaves. The bad news? Students, teachers and support staff will actually be on campus to use them. Except most won’t be allowed to heat up their food. According to the Clark County School District reopening plan, students are encouraged to eat at their desks. Six […]


The curious case of Superintendent Jara

By: - July 28, 2020

I first met Clark County School District Superintendant Jesus Jara when he unleashed a firestorm. In the summer of 2019 he announced, via video, that he would be eliminating the position of dean in middle and high schools. The decision, itself, did not seem out of line. Deans focus on punishment. Social workers and psychologists […]