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Michael D. Casserly

Executive Director

Council of Great City Schools

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Leadership . Michelle Rhee . Who's Who | PBS [cached]

Michael Casserly - Executive Director, Council of the Great City Schools
"I always worry about people being set up as saviors and then later on being crucified when they fall from grace." Michael Casserly When Michael Casserly learned that Michelle Rhee had accepted the position of Chancellor of the DC Schools, he was surprised - but not for the reason you might think. Casserly served on the board of Rhee's non-profit, The New Teacher Project, and knew that she knew how challenging the job would be. "She's got to raise the academic performance of the kids in the school system; she's got to clean up the finance system and close the internal control problems. She's got to help fix the buildings; she's got to overhaul the personnel and Human Resource system of the school district. She's got to help recapture and regain the public's confidence in the public schools," Casserly told us with a gleam in his eye. "So, other than that, it ought to be a cakewalk." Casserly is well versed in the challenges of running large urban school systems. For over 30 years, he's worked at the Council of the Great City Schools - a coalition of the nation's 66 largest urban public school systems which aims to promote urban education through legislation, research, and the media. (Episode 1)

Awards and Scholarships / Green-Garner Award [cached]

"Eric Gordon has made a profound difference in the lives of thousands of Cleveland's students, helped propel a once-struggling school system forward and significantly contributed to the future of the great city of Cleveland," said Michael Casserly, the Council's executive director.

Providing a Reality Check on Student Testing – The Hatcher Group [cached]

A capacity crowd showed up at the National Press Club on Oct. 26 to hear Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Deputy Secretary John King and CGCS Executive Director Michael Casserly respond to questions from the media.

Obama administration calls for limits on testing in schools - Dan Futrell for School Committee, Ward 2 [cached]

asked Michael Casserly, the executive director of the Council of the Great City Schools, an organization that represents about 70 large urban school districts.
"Because so many actors are adopting and requiring tests, you often find a whole portfolio of tests not being very strategic," said Mr. Casserly, the council's executive director. "It's often disjointed and disconnected and incoherent in many ways, and it results in a fair amount of redundancy and overlap." Still, he said: "We don't think tests are the enemy.

Contact Us / Michael Casserly bio [cached]

Michael Casserly
Michael Casserly has served as Executive Director of the Council of the Great City Schools, the nation's primary coalition of large urban public school systems, since January 1992. Before assuming this position, Casserly served as the organization's Director of Legislation and Research for 15 years. As head of the Council, Casserly unified urban schools nationwide around a vision of reform and improvement; launched an aggressive research program on trends in urban education; convened the first Education Summit of Big City Mayors and Urban School Superintendents; led the nation's largest urban school districts to volunteer for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP); led the first national study of common practices among the nation's fastest improving urban school districts, and launched national task forces on achievement gaps, leadership and governance, finance, professional development, and bilingual education. He is currently spearheading efforts to boost academic performance in the nation's urban public school systems; facilitating the implementation of the Common Core State Standards in big-city schools; strengthening district management and operations; and improving the public's image of urban education. While Director of Legislation and Research for the Council, Dr. Casserly initiated major reforms in Title I, Vocational Education, and Drug Free Schools. He also initiated and wrote the federal Magnet School Act and the Urban Schools of America Act. Since 1989, he has garnered over $25.0 billion in extra federal money for urban schools. Casserly has also written numerous studies, reports and op-ed pieces on urban schools, including "Beating the Odds"-the nation's first look at urban school performance on state tests. He has produced television shows with Dan Rather, Charlene Hunter-Gault, Carole Simpson, Carl Rowan, and Juan Williams, and serves on numerous national boards and advisory groups. He has also appeared on numerous television and radio shows, including the "Julian Bond Show," "All Things Considered," "Larry King Live" and many others. His legislative work has been the subject of a college textbook on how Capitol Hill really works. He is considered by many to be one of Washington's best education advocates and lobbyists, and an expert on urban education, governance, finance, and federal legislation and policy. Washington Almanac listed Casserly as one of Washington D.C. 's 400 most powerful individuals, and USA Today calls Casserly a "crusader" for city schoolchildren. Dr. Casserly is a U.S. Army veteran, and holds a Ph.D. from the

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