The Academics Department of the Council of the Great City Schools supports the work of urban districts to improve student achievement. The department collaborates with researchers to determine the district systems and use of resources that correlate with improved student achievement. The results inform our recommendations to instructional leaders. The department shares high-leverage information through publications, on-site strategic support teams, webinars, and job-alike meetings. Furthermore, we facilitate networking and collaboration among our members.
Our current efforts focus on supporting our members in their implementation of the Common Core State Standards, and providing on-going support for the improvement of student achievement.
Director of Academic Achievement
Director of Language Arts and Literacy
Director of Mathematics
Director of ELL Policy and Research
ELL Program Coordinator