Teachers as Innovators

Matt Candler is Founder of 4.0 Schools, which connects, coaches and invests in individuals, testing new learning spaces and tools with students and families in their communities.

Candler spent this week working with two cohorts of The Public Education Foundation’s Teacher Leader Academy in which he addressed teaching and problem solving; how to support teachers as […]

By | 2017-12-08T13:45:02-08:00 December 8th, 2017|

Thinking Differently, Solving Problems

Dr. Frederick Hess, Director of Education Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute, spent the past week working with both teacher leaders and executive leaders at The Public Education Foundation.

Dr. Hess, who also is the Senior Founding Fellow of The Public Education Foundation’s Leadership Institute of Nevada, focused on cage-busting leadership in his sessions with […]

By | 2017-11-20T14:22:24-08:00 November 20th, 2017|

Influencing Change

Dr. Frederick Hess is Director of Education Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute and Senior Founding Fellow of The Public Education Foundation’s Leadership Institute of Nevada.

Last week, he was in Las Vegas, where he led sessions of the Foundation’s Executive Leadership Academy and Teacher Leader Academy.

In this video, he discusses how teacher leaders can […]

By | 2017-11-20T14:19:55-08:00 November 20th, 2017|

Empowering Teacher Leaders

Sixty-three teachers completed the second cohort of The Public Education Foundation’s Teacher Leader Academy this year, and a completion ceremony was held for each of the two cohorts Nov. 7-8. The Teacher Leader Academy is the first of its kind in Nevada and is built on The Public Education Foundation’s Executive Leadership Academy model, now […]

By | 2017-11-15T14:54:00-08:00 November 15th, 2017|

Agents of Change

Some of the toughest issues confronting education were tackled by the recently concluded fifth cohort of The Public Education Foundation’s Executive Leadership Academy, an intensive year-long program in which promising leaders at the administrative level are able to build their skills and maximize their capacity, empowering them to serve as agents of change.

The program culminates […]

By | 2017-11-14T10:38:28-08:00 November 14th, 2017|

Driving Impact: Sands Education Council

The Public Education Foundation is honored to be a part of the Sands Education Council, which was created by Sands Cares and is committed to high-quality education in Southern Nevada.

On a recent broadcast of Channel 13’s show, “The Morning Blend,” we were excited to share with viewers the important work being done by The Public […]

By | 2017-10-10T09:48:20-07:00 October 10th, 2017|

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 | 2017-08-09T10:26:57-07:00 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|

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|

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|