Press releases

Getting Ready for the New School Year

An essential stop for public school teachers, who are gathering classroom supplies for the school year, is The Public Education Foundation’s Teacher EXCHANGE.

The Teacher EXCHANGE – a year-round resource center for public school teachers that can save them hundreds of dollars annually in out-of-pocket expenses for classroom supplies – officially opens July 11 for the […]

By | 2017-07-07T13:44:15-07:00 July 10th, 2017|

2017 Education Hero Award Gala

The Public Education Foundation will honor Michael J. Brown and Barrick Gold Corporation with its Education Hero Award, Hall of Fame boxing referee Richard Steele with its Champion of Children Award and Senator Debbie Smith (posthumous) with its Lifetime Education Achievement Award at its annual Education Hero Award Gala on Sept. 23 at the Mandarin […]

By | 2017-06-13T11:42:48-07:00 June 13th, 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|

New Board Members Elected

The Public Education Foundation’s Board of Directors elected five new board members this week:

  • Daniel Book, Market Manager of Sam’s Club, responsible for 15 clubs in Nevada and Utah;
  • Katie Fine, Director of Guest Relations for El Cortez Hotel & Casino;
  • Susan Fisher, Vice President of Government Affairs & Advocacy Group for McDonald Carano;
  • David […]
By | 2017-05-24T15:30:36-07:00 May 18th, 2017|

The Foundation Breaks Record

The Public Education Foundation awarded more than $1.3 million through its Scholarship Program to students seeking a post-secondary education Wednesday – its largest amount ever in a single year. There were 660 scholarships awarded, the most in the program’s history, to 450 students.

The Foundation celebrated the achievements of the recipients and honored the contributions of […]

By | 2017-05-18T08:11:20-07:00 May 17th, 2017|

Celebrating Accomplishments of Parents and Caregivers

The Public Education Foundation held a ceremony Tuesday at Las Vegas Academy to celebrate the accomplishments of more than 100 parents and caregivers who successfully completed The Public Education Foundation’s Family Learning Program.

The comprehensive 32-week program enables many of our culturally diverse families to become meaningfully engaged in their children’s learning at home and in […]

By | 2017-05-18T08:12:34-07:00 May 16th, 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|

Express Delivers Classroom Supplies to Laughlin, Searchlight

The Public Education Foundation’s Teacher EXCHANGE Express brought school supplies to Laughlin and Searchlight on April 21.

Teachers gathered materials and supplies for their classroom at Laughlin Jr./Sr. High School and William G. Bennett Elementary School. Caesars HERO volunteers from Harrah’s Laughlin helped distribute Yoobi Classroom Packs to all K-5 classrooms at Bennett Elementary School. On […]

By | 2017-05-01T09:37:23-07:00 April 28th, 2017|

‘Getting Reform Right’

LAS VEGAS (April 12, 2017) – 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 summit is “Getting Reform Right.”

The Public Education Foundation, through […]

By | 2017-04-12T13:12:14-07:00 April 12th, 2017|

‘A Century of Great Music’

LAS VEGAS (March 21, 2017) – A Tribute to the Arts Concert Series will present its fourth Pops Concert in The Smith Center’s Reynolds Hall on March 29 at 6:30 p.m. The concert series is a partnership among Clark County School District, The Public Education Foundation and The Smith Center.

The concert, “A Salute to the […]

By | 2017-03-21T15:23:14-07:00 March 21st, 2017|