- Council of the Great City Schools
- Queen Smith Award
Queen Smith Award for Commitment to Urban Education
Each year the Council presents the Queen Smith Award for Commitment to Urban Education to an urban school educator who has made significant contributions to education and to the community. Sponsored by the Macmillan/McGraw-Hill Publishing Co., the award is named in memory of the company's late vice president of urban programs. The Queen Smith Award winner receives $5,000 and the Council is awarded $1,000 for its programs that serve as a model for educating future generations.The winner of the 2019 Queen Smith Award was Eric Hale, a kindergartner and 1st grade teacher in the Dallas Independent School District.Eric Hale, a teacher in the Dallas Independent School District, accepts
the Queen Smith Award at the Council's2019 Fall Conference in Louisville, KY.