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The council convened the first national summit of big-city mayors and superintendents in Detroit.
—Council of The Great City Schools-File

Urban Schools Group Leaves Imprint on K-12 Policy

The Council of the Great City Schools, a formidable advocate for urban districts, faces new tests to its staying power as it turns 60. (August 23, 2016)

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Eighth grader Ian Michael Brock wants to make sure the next billion-dollar tech company is launched by a young person like him. He’s taken matters into his own hands.
February 20, 2018 – Education Week
There's a reason school voucher programs get less effective as they're scaled up, write two researchers.
June 16, 2017 – Education Week
Rahm Emanuel's criticism of Betsy DeVos ignores the similarities of their agendas, writes Chicago Teachers' Union President Karen Lewis.
January 25, 2017 – Education Week
A new analysis of federal data finds half of the nation’s chronically absent students are enrolled in 4 percent of school districts.
September 14, 2016 – Education Week
Principals in urban communities need to actively respond to a report by the U.S. Department of Justice that details how police routinely discriminate against black children and adults, writes David DeMatthews.
August 31, 2016 – Education Week
Will the NAACP and the Movement for Black Lives' demands to halt new charters sway black support for the sector?
August 31, 2016 – Education Week
Educator Christopher Emdin talks to Education Week Commentary about what white teachers who engage with students "in the hood" need to know.
August 31, 2016 – Education Week
The Council of the Great City Schools, a formidable advocate for urban districts, faces new tests to its staying power as it turns 60.
August 24, 2016 – Education Week
The District of Columbia school system wants to help close an "enrichment gap" by paying for students to travel internationally before they graduate.
August 24, 2016 – Education Week
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder touts the move as a fresh start for the city's beleaguered schools, but doubts remain amid ongoing enrollment loss, dilapidated buildings, and low achievement.
July 20, 2016 – Education Week

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