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Andre Agassi Foundation for Education red carpet.

Andre Agassi speaks after a loss at the 1997 U.S. Open in New York. His autobiography contains an admission that he used crystal meth that year.
Agassi describes hate for tennis, admits he was living a lie
Sunday, November 8, 2009
It turns out Andre Agassi was lying all along. To fans. To opponents. To tennis authorities. To first wife Brooke Shields. To friends, including Barbra Streisand. To the media. And, he says, to himself.

Andre Agassi speaks after a loss at the 1997 U.S. Open in New York. His autobiography contains an admission that he used crystal meth that year.
Agassi's book puts ’97 in perspective
Ron Kantowski:
Thursday, October 29, 2009
I don’t know Andre Agassi, the Las Vegas tennis legend and, as of Tuesday, admitted former crystal meth user. But I have liked him since the day he started losing his hair and responded by shaving it off.
Steffi Graf and Andre Agassi arrive at the 14th annual Andre Agassi Foundation for Education's Grand Slam for Children benefit at Wynn Las Vegas.
Agassi as a politician? He's not (yet) ready to serve
Sunday, September 27, 2009
During a chat at Clark County Commissioner Rory Reid's table, Andre said he hadn't been approached about running for office for at least several hours.
Andre Agassi speaks at the Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy on Friday.
Andre Agassi prep school graduates inaugural class
education: Each student in 'economically challenged' school to pursue college
Saturday, June 13, 2009
The first class of graduates from the Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy celebrated Friday night with a bold attack on critics of the public charter school, which primarily serves students from low-income areas. The class of 2009 is prepared to do just that as all 34 graduates have been accepted to and plan on attending college in the fall. The commencement of the first group of high school students is a major milestone for the school, which was founded by tennis legend Andre Agassi to serve what he called an “economically challenged” neighborhood.
Agassi, Graf file suit over Internet domain names
Suit filed in Vegas claims companies trying to benefit from tennis stars
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Companies representing tennis stars Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf have filed lawsuits in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas over the alleged use of their names in Internet site domain names, alleging trademark infringement and cybersquatting.
Desmend Jetton, an Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy senior, will be among the charter school's first graduating class this spring. The academy has a predominantly black student population in kindergarten through grade 12. About 600 students attend, and 1,000 are on the waiting list.
At Agassi Prep, a big goal in sight
Monday, January 12, 2009
When Ashley Justice arrived at Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy for eighth grade, she was uncertain what she would find. She didn’t know what a charter school was. All she knew was that her mother said it would be smaller, safer and provide a better education than the public middle school she would otherwise have attended.
Mike Agassi poses in front of his son's, Andre, vast array of trophies.
Agassi patriarch inducted into Nevada Tennis Hall of Fame
Thursday, December 25, 2008
In the backyard of Mike Agassi's posh Spanish Hills home lies a custom-made tennis court dug deep into the ground. Ball return machines, boxes of rackets and hundreds of tennis balls are everywhere, waiting for anyone who wants to come use them. Just ask him, and the father and former coach of tennis legend Andre Agassi is happy to bring anyone interested into his home for a free tennis lesson.
Susie Lee and her husband, Dan Lee, pose during their trip to South Africa this summer. The Lees purchased the trip in a live auction at the Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation's Grand Slam for Children fundraiser last year.
African safari unforgettable for Summerlin couple
Friday, October 10, 2008
Safari enthusiasts refer to expeditions in South Africa as going into the brush.
Editorial: Education must be first
Sunday, January 21, 2007
Money - more of it - also plays a vital role in the success of the school, as it gets a financial boost from the Agassi Foundation. The state gives schools $4,696 per student, and in Clark County, local taxes boost that to $6,474. The Agassi Foundation chips in roughly $2,500 more per student, and that only gets the Agassi school up to the national average for per-pupil funding.

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