Atlanta Board of Education wins prestigious award: AJC

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The AJC had a nice article on the Atlanta Board of Education’s winning the CUBE award for board governance in today’s print edition, but not online. Here’s the complete text:

Atlanta’s school board has won a national award for excellence.
The National School Board Association’s (NSBA) Council of Urban Boards of Education awarded the nine-member Atlanta board the Urban School Board Excellence award. The announcement was made at its annual conference in Texas on Saturday.
“Atlanta has shown that when a district’s governance team works together and focuses on the common goal of improving student achievement for all, progress and results will follow,” said Anne L. Bryant, executive director of NSBA. “We hope that the promise Atlanta has demonstrated will be held as an example for other large districts that may be struggling. Their gains are evidencethat leadership, a strong community relationship, and high expectations are critical to a successful turnaround solution for school districts.”

We’ll take that.

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