‘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|

Scholarship Recognition Luncheon

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

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

By | 2017-05-19T14:08:08-07:00 May 19th, 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 | 2017-05-19T08:08:27-07:00 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|

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|