ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — For decades, problems facing urban school districts, such as Albuquerque Public Schools, have been well-documented. Wide-ranging and widespread, they are not unique to the Duke City.
Beginning Wednesday, nearly 1,000 big-city school board members, superintendents and senior administrators from across the country will gather in Albuquerque for five days to focus on such critical matters as the Common Core standards and other reforms.
The Council of Great City Schools is holding its 57th annual fall conference to Sunday at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Albuquerque.
On Thursday evening, all eyes will be on the council’s presentation of the Richard R. Green Award, which APS Superintendent Winston Brooks described as “the most important award a superintendent, administrator or school board member can receive.” It is named for the first black superintendent of Minneapolis Public Schools and, later, chancellor of New York City public schools.