The Council of the Great City Schools is the primary advocate for urban public education in America. The organization is dedicated to improving student achievement in the nation’s major cities; strengthening the quality of urban school leadership, governance, and management; creating greater educational opportunities for historically underserved students; and boosting public confidence in city schools. The organization works to achieve its mission by serving as a forum for urban school leaders.
Each year 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.
This year the award was presented to Miami-Dade County Public Schools Board Member Dr. Lawrence Feldman at the 63rd Annual Fall Conference of the Council of the Great City Schools in Louisville, KY. He was awarded with a $10,000 college scholarship to present to a high school senior from his district.
He shared, “After 45 years of public service, I am genuinely touched and humbled by this recognition from my peers and colleagues. It is my honor to represent our district, and I am exceedingly proud of the collective accomplishments of our students, teachers, employees, community and of the collaboration between our school board and superintendent.
Dr. Feldman embodies the personal characteristics and professional accomplishments that reflect well on urban education and the progress it is striving to make. During his tenure on the School Board of Miami-Dade County, Dr. Feldman brought forth policy that has made schools more secure and streamlined business operations.
He is most proud of those items that have given parents and students peace of mind, with proactive security measures that ensure young and special needs children receive sensitized and age-appropriate training for emergencies; promote best practices in concussion and head injury management; take advantage of no-cost ECG screenings for all students; and raise awareness of human trafficking and its prevention.
The award rotates annually between superintendents and board members. Past winners from Miami-Dade include School Board Member G. Holmes Braddock in 1994 and Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho in 2018.
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