Curriculum Associates Sponsors the Council of the Great City Schools’ Inaugural Dr. Michael Casserly Legacy Award for Educational Courage and Justice
Casserly, Executive Director of the Council, to choose a teacher pursuing a graduate-level education degree to receive a $10,000 scholarship
Previous United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan provided the Dr. Michael Casserly Legacy Award for Educational Courage and Justice to Casserly during a virtual award event at the CGCSs Legislative/Policy Conference.
The CGCS is the only nationwide company solely representing the requirements of city public schools. Made up of 77 large-city school districts, its mission is to promote the reason for metropolitan schools and to promote for urban students through legislation, research study, and media relations. The company likewise supplies a network for school districts sharing typical problems to exchange details and collectively address brand-new difficulties as they emerge in order to deliver the best possible education for city youth.
The Dr. Michael Casserly Legacy Award for Educational Courage and Justice will be provided yearly to a person who has made impressive contributions in the field of K– 12 metropolitan education by taking a enthusiastic and bold position on the concern of educational justice and equity. The yearly awardee will then select the $10,000 scholarship recipient.
Casserly was named executive director of the CGCS in January 1992 after working as the Councils director of legislation and research for 15 years. According to the CGCS, he is now believed to be the longest-serving chief among the significant national education subscription companies; was the only head of a national education company to support the 2002 No Child Left Behind legislation due to the fact that of its focus on closing accomplishment spaces for particular at-risk student groups; and assisted the CGCS play a major function in initiating what is now the Common Core State Standards. In June 2021, Casserly will step aside from this role and end up being a strategic consultant to CGCS through 2024.
Curriculum Associates partnered with the Council of the Great City Schools (CGCS) to sponsor the first-ever Dr. Michael Casserly Legacy Award for Educational Courage and Justice. As part of the award, CGCS Executive Director Casserly will pick a teacher from one of the CGCSs 77-member school districts who is pursuing a graduate-level degree in education to receive a $10,000 scholarship.
” The prominent voice nationally in city education, constructed over his 44 years of service to the Council of the Great City Schools, Dr. Casserly has actually made such a favorable effect on educators and students,” said Woody Paik, executive vice president of Curriculum Associates. “In partnership with the CGCS, we are proud to help recognize the remarkable accomplishments of Dr. Casserly, along with support a rising standout teacher who– like Dr. Casserly– is passionate about urban education and is aiming to take the next step in his or her profession.”
” For more than 40 years, Michael Casserly has diligently worked to improve public education for the countrys urban school children,” stated Michael ONeill, Chair of the Board of CGCS. “His contributions have led to a few of the most substantial legal actions and finest practices in metropolitan public schools, and he has actually earned a well-deserved nationwide and global track record as a thoughtful, committed, data-driven and bipartisan leader.”
” I am honored and deeply touched that this award has been called in my honor, and I desire to thank Curriculum Associates for their generosity,” said Casserly. “I have dedicated my 44-year career at the Council to improving education for children in the countrys cities and fighting for equity and the crucial resources our city schools require to help the trainees they serve satisfy the highest academic standards and end up being successful and productive members of society.
To find out more about the CGCS and the Dr. Michael Casserly Legacy Award for Educational Courage and Justice, check out CGCS.org/ Page/1239. To discover more about Curriculum Associates, check out CurriculumAssociates.com.
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Casserly was called executive director of the CGCS in January 1992 after serving as the Councils director of legislation and research for 15 years. According to the CGCS, he is now thought to be the longest-serving chief among the major nationwide education membership companies; was the only head of a national education company to support the 2002 No Child Left Behind legislation since of its emphasis on closing accomplishment gaps for particular at-risk trainee groups; and helped the CGCS play a major function in starting what is now the Common Core State Standards. In June 2021, Casserly will step aside from this function and become a strategic consultant to CGCS through 2024.
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” I am honored and deeply touched that this award has actually been named in my honor, and I desire to thank Curriculum Associates for their kindness,” stated Casserly. “I have actually committed my 44-year career at the Council to improving education for children in the nations cities and combating for equity and the crucial resources our metropolitan schools need to help the trainees they serve fulfill the greatest academic standards and become efficient and effective members of society.