Green-Garner Award

  • Each year at its annual Fall Conference, the Council presents a board member or superintendent with the Green-Garner Award, the nation's highest urban education honor recognizing outstanding contributions in urban education and named in memory of urban school leaders Richard R. Green and Edward Garner.

    The Green-Garner Award is the namesake of the first African American chancellor of the New York City school system and a businessman and former school board president of the Denver Public Schools, respectively. The award is sponsored by the Council and Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education, and media company. The deadline to apply for 2023 has passed. 
    The winner of the 2022 Green-Garner Award was Detroit Public Schools
    Superintendent Nikolai P. Vitti  
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