Dr. Shirley S. Schwartz Urban Education Impact Award
The Council of the Great City Colleges of Education, an affiliate group of deans working with urban school leaders, presents the Dr. Shirley S. Schwartz Urban Education Impact Award each year at the Council's Fall Conferences. The award is named in honor of Dr. Shirley S. Schwartz, the Council's Director of Special Projects and staff liaison with the colleges of education. The award honors an outstanding partnership between a university and an urban school district that has had a positive and significant impact on student learning.
The winner of the 2013 award was Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte for their Charlotte Teachers Institute, an initiative designed to strengthen teaching and learning in Charlotte schools by cultivating, content and knowledge, creativity and leadership skills within and among Charlotte's public school teachers. With the award, the Council gives a $2,000 scholarship to a Charlotte school graduate who will be attending the University of north Carolina at Charlotte to pursue a career in education.
|Officials from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte receive the Dr. Shirley Schwartz Urban Education Impact Award from Brookyn College CUNY Dean Deborah Shanley and Council Executive Director Michael Casserly at the 57th Annual Fall Conference in Albuquerque. |