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In celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week 2018, Nevada Action for School Options is honoring some remarkable Nevada educators working across different kinds of K-12 schools.  Today we are celebrating Ralph Krauss, one of Pinecrest Academy’s two remarkable executive digital coaches. Ralph created and leads Pinecrest’s remarkable work leveraging technology to bring major national figures to connect with their students for interviews using live video links.  Among the diverse range of inspiring luminaries who have participated in this program to date thanks to Mr. Krauss’ work are actor Rob Schneider, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson, journalist Jackie Valley, Johns Hopkins Hospital neurosurgeon Dr. Henry Brem, and Holocaust survivor and author Ben Lesser.

Thank you for remarkable leadership, Mr. Krauss.

Thursday Afternoon Spring Speakers Series

Downtown Las Vegas, May 3, 2018, 5pm, Reception Follows


Sara Mead, Bellwether Education Partners

“Reaching the Potential of Early Childhood Education in Nevada”


Dr. Kim Metcalf, Dean of UNLV’s College of Education

“Colleges of Education in an Era of Educational Ambivalence”


241 West Charleston Boulevard, Suite 150 (behind Lola’s Restaurant)

To RSVP to this free event: Email: Call: 702-706-5795

or hit “attending” on the Facebook page.


This Thursday at 5, Silicon Valley’s Leading Personalized Learning Architect Anthony Kim will headline our next Spring Speakers Series event, on the heels of a successful kickoff event featuring Center for Education Reform CEO Jeanne Allen and Nevada Charter School Association leader Pat Hickey.  Tickets are free and reception follows — lease RSVP to

Come join us on April 26 for the second installment of our Thursday Afternoon Spring Speakers Series as Anthony Kim discusses his new book, The New School Rules: 6 Vital Practices for Thriving and Responsive Schools.

Anthony Kim is the founder and CEO of Education Elements, one of the nation’s leading personalized learning consultants.  Education Elements works with school districts large and small across the United States, building a remarkable track record of strengthening academic success in large, small, urban and rural school districts.

The event begins at 5, with a courtyard reception immediately following the discussion, at our office in downtown Las Vegas — 241 West Charleston Boulevard, behind Lola’s restaurant (Suite 150).

Be sure to get your RSVP in early by emailing or marking “Going” on the event’s Facebook page.

Nevada Action for School Options is thrilled to offer the Clark County education community the opening session of its Thursday Afternoon Spring Speakers Series, featuring American education reform icon Jeanne Allen along with Nevada education leader Pat Hickey, Executive Director of the Charter Schools Association of Nevada, discussing trends, developments and issues of particular importance to the education future of our community.  Please come join us at 5pm on Thursday, April 19 (Please RSVP to events[at] or by marking “going” to this event on Facebook.)