- Council of the Great City Schools
- 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.Sponsored by the Council, ARAMARK Education, Scholastic, Inc. and Cenergistic Inc., 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 2019 winner of the Green Garner award was Larry Feldman, a school board member with Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Feldman has served on the Miami-Dade County school board since 2008, and under his leadership he helped the school system overcome financial challenges and has contributed to efforts in increasing student achievement. In 2012, the Miami-Dade County school district was the winner of the Broad Prize for Urban Education awarded to urban school districts that have shown the strongest improvement in closing the achievement gap.
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