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|

‘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|

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|

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|

Bridging the Divide

A decade ago, Dr. Celine Coggins founded Teach Plus, whose programs place highly effective teachers at the center of improvements in schools as leaders among their peers as well as outside their schools, influencing policy decisions that affect their classrooms.  Teach Plus has grown to become a network of more than 24,000 teachers nationwide.

While working […]

By | 2017-04-10T16:21:37-07:00 April 10th, 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|