The Nation's Voice for Urban Education
October 2021 • Vol. 30, No. 7
Nine Finalists Named for Top Award in
Urban Education Leadership
Nine school board members will be announced on Oct. 21 as finalists for the nation’s top award in urban-education leadership, the Green-Garner Award.
Journalist Ray Suarez to Moderate Town Hall Featuring Student School Board Leaders
Urban students who serve on school boards will take center stage at the Council of the Great City Schools’ national town hall meeting, scheduled Oct. 22. 

Portland Superintendent Receives National Recognition, Philly Leader to Step Down
Guadalupe Guerrero, the superintendent of Oregon’s Portland Public Schools, was recently named the Superintendent of the Year by the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS).

Buffalo Partnership Seeks to Aid Teen Victims of Gun Violence
New York’s Buffalo Public Schools is partnering with law agencies to form a high-risk youth team that will establish intervention programs for teens impacted by gun violence.

Dallas Ends Suspensions for Middle and High School Students
Trustees of the Dallas Independent School District recently approved a new student code of conduct that removes both in-school and out-of-school suspensions for most offenses.

Philadelphia Student Receives Scholarship Named after Michael Casserly 
Londyn Edwards, a 2021 graduate of Science Leadership High School in Philadelphia, is the first recipient of a college scholarship named after Michael Casserly, the former executive director of the Council of the Great City Schools. 

Legislative Column

Navigating National Gridlock
The short-term extension of federal agency funding and federal borrowing authority into early December merely allows for the continuation of the legislative gridlock plaguing the federal government.

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Virtual 65th Annual Fall Conference
The Council of the Great City Schools is holding its 65th Annual Fall Conference virtually.

October 19 - October 23, 2021
Executive Director
Ray Hart
Tonya Harris
Staff Writer
Joanne Coley
Barbara Jenkins
Superintendent, Orange County
Kelly Gonez
Board Member, Los Angeles
William Hite
Superintendent, Philadelphia
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