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Nominations Sought for 2021 Urban Educator of the Year

  • In the continued efforts of the Council of the Great City Schools to highlight and elevate urban educators, the Council is now seeking nominations for the 32nd Annual Green-Garner Award.

    Named in memory of Richard Green, the first African American chancellor of the New York City school system, and Edward Garner, former school board president of Denver Public Schools, the award will be presented to the nation’s top school board member from a big-city school district. 

    Sponsored by Scholastic Inc., this year’s winner will be announced at a ceremony during the Council’s virtual 65th Annual Fall Conference.

    The winner will receive a $10,000 college scholarship to be given to any student of the winner’s choosing in their respective school district.

    The deadline to apply for the award is Sept. 24 and the application is available at: https://www.cgcs.org/domain/19.

    Queen Smith Award

    The Council is also seeking nominations for the 2021 Queen Smith Award for Commitment to Urban Education. Sponsored by McGraw-Hill Education, the award honors an urban-school teacher who has made significant contributions to education and the community. The deadline to apply is Sept. 24 and can be accessed at: https://www.cgcs.org/Page/49.