Press releases

‘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 | 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 | March 21st, 2017|

Teachers ‘Spring Back to School’ at Teacher EXCHANGE

LAS VEGAS (Feb. 9, 2017) – CenturyLink and The Public Education Foundation hosted a “Spring Back to School” celebration today at the Foundation’s Teacher EXCHANGE, providing teachers in Clark County public schools with a complimentary membership to the Teacher EXCHANGE, a reuse/repurpose/surplus resource center that enables teachers to save hundreds of dollars annually in expenses […]

By | February 9th, 2017|

CCSD Students, Teachers and Professional Musicians to Perform Together at The Smith Center on Nov. 30

LAS VEGAS (Nov. 15, 2016) – A Tribute to the Arts Concert Series will present its annual “Holiday Extravaganza” concert at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 30 in The Smith Center’s Reynolds Hall. The concert series is a partnership among Clark County School District, The Public Education Foundation and The Smith Center.

“Holiday Extravaganza,” which is sponsored […]

By | November 15th, 2016|

High School Seniors Encouraged to Apply for The Public Education Foundation’s Scholarships

LAS VEGAS (Nov. 2, 2016) – The Public Education Foundation is launching the 23rd year of its Scholarship Program and is urging high school seniors to start the application process now. Last year the Foundation awarded more than $1 million in scholarships to students pursuing a post-secondary education.

Most scholarship application deadlines are February 14, 2017. […]

By | November 2nd, 2016|

Board of Directors Conducts Re-election and Elects New Members

LAS VEGAS (Oct. 13, 2016) – The Public Education Foundation’s Board of Directors elected three new board members and re-elected 20 members during its annual board meeting today.

New board members elected for two-year terms are Donald Bowman, General Manager of Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas; Adam Bult, a shareholder in the Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck law […]

By | October 13th, 2016|

Foundation Kicks Off 9th Year of We R Community

LAS VEGAS (Sept. 28, 2016) – The Public Education Foundation held a workshop today to kick off the ninth year of We R Community, the Foundation’s service-learning initiative that aims to turn teens into philanthropists. More than 100 students, teachers and administrators from high schools participating in this year’s program attended the gathering at Las […]

By | September 28th, 2016|

Education Hero Award Gala raises about $600,000

LAS VEGAS (Sept. 25, 2016) – The Public Education Foundation raised about $600,000 at its annual Education Hero Award Gala at the Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas on Sept. 24. More than 450 guests attended the gala honoring leaders who have made outstanding contributions to education and the community.

The Foundation honored Kirk V. Clausen and Wells […]

By | September 25th, 2016|

Teacher EXCHANGE Opens for New School Year

The Public Education Foundation’s Teacher EXCHANGE – an important re-use, repurpose and surplus school supply/material resource center for teachers in the Clark County School District (CCSD) – opens for the new school year today from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at its location at 4350 S. Maryland Parkway.

CCSD teachers and teachers from charter schools sponsored […]

By | July 19th, 2016|

Spanish Trail Country Club to Host Tee Up For Kids Golf Tournament

LAS VEGAS (May 26, 2016) – The Public Education Foundation’s 16th Annual Tee Up For Kids Charity Golf Tournament will be held Thursday, June 2, 2016, at Spanish Trail Country Club, 5050 Spanish Trail Lane.

Registration begins at 6:30 a.m., followed by a shotgun scramble start at 7:30 a.m. Tournament activities include hole-in-one and closest-to-the-pin contests, […]

By | May 26th, 2016|