New York, NY (October 4, 2007) -- Scholastic Education
, a division of Scholastic, the global children's publishing, education and media company, will today present Dr. Kathleen Cashin
, CEO of the Knowledge Network Learning Support Organization, with the 2007 Scholastic Leadership in Urban Education Award (The URBIEÔ).Dr. Cashin
will be honored for her
ongoing leadership and commitment to raising academic achievement for students in New York City.In her more than thirty-year career, Dr. Cashin has served as a teacher, staff developer, reading consultant and program manager for New York City schools.
As Community Superintendent of District 23
spent five years building community and revitalizing the district, and in her
role as Regional Superintendent of Region 5, the largest geographic Region in the City, Dr. Cashin's
initiative led the schools in the area to achieve the greatest growth in ELA and Math scores in the City for three consecutive years.As the CEO of the Department of Education's Knowledge Network, Dr. Cashin supports 97 schools throughout New York City, providing the individualized and in-depth support needed to help them to sustain their growth and achievement.
salutes Kathleen Cashin
and the New York City Department of Education
for demonstrating that with focus, clear expectations, a rigorous, rich curriculum and good teaching, all students can and will achieve."
..."We are honored to present Dr. Cashin with the URBIE, for her dedication to ensuring that every child receives an equal opportunity to learn and to succeed.