Education Hero Award gala

More than 450 guests filled the ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas on Sept. 28 for The Public Education Foundation’s 23rd Annual “Education Hero Award Gala.” The foundation honored former U.S. Sen. Richard Bryan with its Education Hero Award; the late Assemblyman Tyrone Thompson with its Champion of Children Award; and State Sen. Joyce Woodhouse with its Lifetime Education Achievement Award. The gala raised about $500,000 to further the foundation’s work to bring about transformational change in teaching, learning and education leadership.