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|

Building Skill Sets of Great Innovators

Matt Candler is the founder and CEO of 4.0 Schools. This nonprofit incubator, according to its website, “offers a platform for teachers, technologists and entrepreneurs to create bold solutions for the real problems in America’s schools.”

Candler this month was the guest faculty at The Public Education Foundation’s Teacher Leader Academy. He shared with the Academy’s […]

By | 2017-03-14T16:18:56-07:00 March 14th, 2017|

Relationships, Trust and Emotion

Dan McCray, Esq., is Director of Labor Relations Programs and Deputy Director of Cornell University’s Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution.

During his recent visit to The Public Education Foundation’s Executive Leadership Academy, McCray offered his insights on interest-based negotiations and how participants in the Academy can expand their influence to drive their agenda for change.

McCray, during […]

By | 2017-03-08T13:57:40-08:00 March 8th, 2017|

Cultivating Family Partnerships

Dr. Karen Mapp, Faculty Director of the Education Policy and Management Master’s Program at Harvard University, this month discussed — with participants of The Public Education Foundation’s Executive Leadership Academy — how to create and sustain systemic family-school partnerships that support student learning and school improvement.

During a break in one of the sessions at the […]

By | 2017-02-10T12:51:36-08:00 February 10th, 2017|

Different Solutions for Different Students

Derrell Bradford is the Executive Director of NYCAN, a nonprofit organization which advocates for the success of every New York student, from pre-K through college and career and seeks to improve policy to help all students thrive.

During his inaugural visit to The Public Education Foundation’s Teacher Leader Academy in January, Bradford offered the historical context […]

By | 2017-01-18T16:20:51-08:00 January 18th, 2017|