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 2014 award was Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and Winthrop University for their Leaders for Tomorrow Program. The program is designed to prepare school principals and assistant principals for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school system. Special focus is placed on leadership for schools that primarily serve children from urban poverty. With the award, the Council gives a $2,000 scholarship to a Charlotte school graduate who will be attending Winthrop University to pursue a career in education.
|Officials from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and Winthrop University receive the Dr. Shirley Schwartz Urban Education Impact Award from Brookyn College CUNY Dean Deborah Shanley and Council Executive Director Michael Casserly at the 58th Annual Fall Conference in Milwaukee. |