‘Undeniable Impact’

A Las Vegas Review-Journal editorial published Sunday praised The Public Education Foundation, which this year awarded more than $1.3 million in scholarships – its largest amount ever in a single year – to students seeking a post-secondary education.

The Review-Journal editorial observed:  “Kudos to The Public Education Foundation for its record-setting efforts and enduring hard work for […]

By | 2017-05-22T13:23:06-07:00 May 22nd, 2017|

Corbett on ‘Inside Education’ Round Table

Stavan Corbett, Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for The Public Education, was a participant in a recent round table discussion on graduation and career readiness that aired April 4 on Vegas PBS’ “Inside Education” program.

Click here to watch the interesting and informative discussion – moderated by “Inside Education” host Mitch Truswell – that also […]

By | 2017-04-11T08:40:07-07:00 April 11th, 2017|

Sands Education Council to Empower Leaders

On Nov. 30, the Sands Education Council – a partnership comprised of Las Vegas Sands, The Public Education Foundation, Teach For America–Las Vegas Valley and Nevada Succeeds – announced its plan to provide 21st century site-based leadership training in the Clark County School District.

Las Vegas Sands is funding the initial phase of this training to The […]

By | 2016-12-02T08:50:28-08:00 December 2nd, 2016|

Student Artwork Chosen for Holiday Card


The Public Education Foundation has selected artwork from Henry Shi, a junior at West Career & Technical Academy, to grace the cover of the Foundation’s holiday card this year (seen above).

The Foundation was looking for compelling artwork to inspire hope this holiday season, and it established the […]

By | 2017-01-10T09:54:43-08:00 December 1st, 2016|

Inside Education Highlights We R Community

We R Community, the teen service-learning initiative of The Public Education Foundation, was profiled by Vegas PBS’ “Inside Education” program on Nov. 1.

Lisa DenBleyker, Director of We R Community, was interviewed by the program’s host, Mitch Truswell.

They discussed how We R Community, which recently kicked off its ninth year, empowers students and helps them make […]

By | 2016-11-14T11:34:53-08:00 November 14th, 2016|

In Remembrance of Thalia Dondero

All of Southern Nevada lost a pioneering leader over the weekend with the passing of Thalia Dondero, and The Public Education Foundation lost a dear friend who contributed greatly to public education and the success of our nonprofit organization.

Thalia and her husband Harvey, a teacher who later would become a principal and a central office […]

By | 2017-01-10T09:54:43-08:00 September 7th, 2016|

Investing in a Leader

Editor’s note: The Public Education Foundation helps transform the lives of Nevadans in many ways. In this article, we report on Ivon Padilla-Rodriguez’s incredible journey.

By Taylor Tyrell

Ivón Padilla-Rodriguez endured tough times during high school, including being homeless for awhile, but that didn’t deter her. Not only was she the first person in her family to […]

By | 2017-01-10T09:54:43-08:00 July 29th, 2016|

Hot Off The Press

The first issue of The Public Education Foundation’s newsletter, Impact, is now available. Click here to read it.

Impact will brief readers about developments of The Public Education Foundation’s initiatives that seek to bring about transformational change in teaching, learning and education leadership.

By | 2016-06-22T10:30:34-07:00 June 22nd, 2016|

Five Principals Honored for Excellence and Innovation

LAS VEGAS (May 7, 2016) – Five outstanding Clark County School District principals were the recipients Saturday of The Public Education Foundation’s inaugural Best In Class Award for School Leadership, recognizing high performance, strategic thinking and innovation.

In a surprise presentation during The Heart of Education Awards ceremony at The Smith Center, The Public Education […]

By | 2016-05-09T08:32:09-07:00 May 7th, 2016|

Getting Much-Needed Supplies to Teachers, Students

The Public Education Foundation’s Teacher EXCHANGE® continues to successfully serve teachers in providing essential classroom supplies and enhancing the learning environment for students.

In February, the Teacher EXCHANGE distributed Yoobi classroom packs to 102 elementary schools with at least 75 percent free and reduced lunch student eligibility.

More than 52,000 students and 2,500 teachers are enjoying this […]

By | 2016-05-03T14:53:43-07:00 May 3rd, 2016|