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The Public Education Foundation Adapts Education Hero Award Gala to Virtual Format

The Public Education Foundation Adapts Education Hero Award Gala to Virtual Format
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The Public Education Foundation’s 24th Annual Education Hero Award Gala will transform to a virtual extravaganza this year to honor community heroes who stepped up on behalf of students and families during the COVID-19 crisis. 

The show will broadcast on Vegas PBS and online at thepef.org/hero on September 11, 2020, from 7-8:30 pm. 

For the past 23 years, The Public Education Foundation has held an Education Hero Award Gala to celebrate public education advocates who have demonstrated courage, leadership, and service. This year’s Education Hero Award Gala is dedicated to our Community Heroes. 

Over the past few months, we have witnessed the power of communities pulling together. Untold numbers of people in the Las Vegas community have acted heroically to support our students and families as we have all tried to cope with this global pandemic. On September 11, The Foundation will recognize and celebrate some of these unsung individuals. 

“This fast-paced evening will be inspiring, sometimes humorous, and deeply touching – featuring a variety of celebrities, artists, business and community leaders, elected officials, students, families, and more,” said Judi Steele, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Public Education Foundation. “We believe this is a defining moment in time when all of us – educators, families and the community – must work together in a renewed commitment to improving outcomes for all students.”

For more information about The Foundation, please visit thepef.org. Follow us on Facebook @ThePublicEducationFoundation and Twitter @ThePEFtoday.

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