Press releases

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 | 2017-05-19T08:08:27-07:00 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|

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 | 2017-02-10T08:06:28-08:00 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 | 2016-11-14T13:05:55-08:00 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 | 2016-11-01T15:55:42-07:00 November 2nd, 2016|