Education Secretary Cardona: School Leaders, Be Changemakers
U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona urged educators to seize the moment and focus on key priorities including support for student well-being, school safety, and efforts to hire and retain teachers and other school staff.
Jennifer Collier, who has spent her career as a Kansas City educator, was recently named superintendent of Missouri’s Kansas City Public Schools after serving as interim superintendent since last August.
How Three Urban School Districts are Investing and Tracking ESSER Funds
At the Council of the Great City Schools’ recent Annual/Legislative Policy Conference, urban educators heard from superintendents of three school districts on how they are using Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funding to meet the needs of their districts.
Linguist Lily Wong Fillmore Named Recipient of Dr. Michael Casserly Legacy Award
Lilly Wong Fillmore, a distinguished linguist and educator, was the recipient of the 2023 Dr. Michael Casserly Legacy Award for Educational Courage and Justice. The award was recently presented to Fillmore at the Council’s recent Legislative/Policy Conference during a surprise ceremony via Zoom.
Patrick Henry Downtown Academy Elementary School in St. Louis is located in a neighborhood considered a food desert because of the lack of grocery stores. In an effort to help students eat healthy, the school provides 24-hour student access to its garden.
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