Driving Impact: Sands Education Council

The Public Education Foundation is honored to be a part of the Sands Education Council, which was created by Sands Cares and is committed to high-quality education in Southern Nevada.

On a recent broadcast of Channel 13’s show, “The Morning Blend,” we were excited to share with viewers the important work being done by The Public […]

By | 2017-10-10T09:48:20-07:00 October 10th, 2017|

A Good Summer Read

The latest issue of Impact, the newsletter of The Public Education Foundation, is now available.

Click here to read the newsletter and learn more about …

  • our leadership training programs receiving a major boost from the State of Nevada;
  • another record-setting year for our Scholarship Program;
  • more than 100 parents successfully completing our Family Learning […]
By | 2017-08-09T10:26:57-07:00 June 15th, 2017|

School Climate and Equity

Ryan J. Smith is Executive Director of The Education Trust–West, a research and advocacy organization focused on educational justice and the high academic achievement of all California students, particularly those of color and living in poverty.

Recently, during a session at The Public Education Foundation’s Executive Leadership Academy, Smith had participants identify ways in which data […]

By | 2017-06-14T16:33:01-07:00 June 14th, 2017|

Governor Signs SB155 Into Law, Providing Up To $1 Million For The Foundation’s Leadership Training Programs

Governor Brian Sandoval signed into law Thursday Senate Bill 155, introduced by state Sen. Patricia Farley, that will provide up to $1 million in matching funds over the next two years for The Public Education Foundation’s leadership training programs.

The Public Education Foundation’s Leadership Institute of Nevada is teaching the leadership of public schools – at […]

By | 2017-06-09T10:55:45-07:00 June 9th, 2017|

Challenges Facing Education

Dr. Liz City is lecturer on education and director of the Doctor of Education Leadership Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

She spent a week working with both teacher leaders and executive leaders at The Public Education Foundation, focusing on the significance of the instructional core. The instructional core emphasizes the direct relationship between […]

By | 2017-05-15T11:34:46-07:00 May 15th, 2017|

Jeff Hinton Honored with Myra Greenspun Teacher Excellence Award

The Public Education Foundation honored Advanced Technologies Academy social studies teacher Jeff Hinton with its Myra Greenspun Teacher Excellence Award on Monday.

The Foundation’s award, which was established in 2008 by community leader Myra Greenspun, recognizes an exemplary public school teacher who is successful in using innovative teaching strategies and raising student achievement. It is designed […]

By | 2017-05-08T14:15:12-07:00 May 8th, 2017|

Lessons Learned

Dr. Frederick Hess, one of the keynote speakers at The Public Education Foundation’s 2017 Southern Nevada Leadership Summit, “Getting Reform Right,” said that Nevada, in particular, has moved aggressively on school improvement in the past couple of years.

Hess, who is Senior Founding Fellow of the Leadership Institute of Nevada, noted that one of the themes […]

By | 2017-05-03T16:38:55-07:00 May 3rd, 2017|

‘Getting Reform Right’

More than 150 education, business and community leaders are expected to attend The Public Education Foundation’s Southern Nevada Leadership Summit in Las Vegas on April 19 at Caesars Palace from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The theme of this year’s invitation-only summit is “Getting Reform Right.”

The Public Education Foundation, through its Leadership Institute of Nevada, holds […]

By | 2017-04-12T13:16:28-07:00 April 12th, 2017|

Discovery-driven Planning

Michael Horn is a co-founder of – and distinguished fellow at – the Clayton Christensen Institute and the former executive director of its education program. He led a team that educates policymakers and community leaders on the power of disruptive innovation in the K-12 and higher education spheres through its research.

Currently, Horn serves as a […]

By | 2017-04-13T09:43:17-07:00 April 11th, 2017|

Bridging the Divide

A decade ago, Dr. Celine Coggins founded Teach Plus, whose programs place highly effective teachers at the center of improvements in schools as leaders among their peers as well as outside their schools, influencing policy decisions that affect their classrooms.  Teach Plus has grown to become a network of more than 24,000 teachers nationwide.

While working […]

By | 2017-04-10T16:21:37-07:00 April 10th, 2017|