A Good Summer Read

The latest issue of Impact, the newsletter of The Public Education Foundation, is now available.

Click here to read the newsletter and learn more about …

  • our leadership training programs receiving a major boost from the State of Nevada;
  • another record-setting year for our Scholarship Program;
  • more than 100 parents successfully completing our Family Learning […]
By | 2017-06-15T09:09:36-07:00 June 15th, 2017|

School Climate and Equity

Ryan J. Smith is Executive Director of The Education Trust–West, a research and advocacy organization focused on educational justice and the high academic achievement of all California students, particularly those of color and living in poverty.

Recently, during a session at The Public Education Foundation’s Executive Leadership Academy, Smith had participants identify ways in which data […]

By | 2017-06-14T16:33:01-07:00 June 14th, 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|

Tee Up For Kids Charity Golf Tournament

The Public Education Foundation’s 17th annual Tee Up For Kids Charity Golf Tournament will be held June 8 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 closest-to-the-pin contests, tee prizes, trophies for first and second place, and an […]

By | 2017-06-01T11:53:59-07:00 June 1st, 2017|

‘Undeniable Impact’

The Public Education Foundation’s Scholarship Program is receiving acclaim in news media coverage.

A Las Vegas Review-Journal editorial 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, which was headlined “Undeniable impact” in […]

By | 2017-06-13T10:35:03-07:00 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 | 2017-05-24T15:30:36-07:00 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|