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Dr. Michael D. Casserly

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Executive Director of the Council

Local Address: Washington, United States
Great City Schools
 
Background

Employment History

Education

  • bachelor's degree
    Villanova University
  • doctorate
    University of Maryland
  • B.A.
    Villanova University
  • Ph.D.
    University of Maryland
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Its an unusually high number of ...
tbo.com, 1 Feb 2015 [cached]
Its an unusually high number of superintendent vacancies, said Michael Casserly, executive director of the Council of the Great City Schools, a coalition in Washington, D.C., of the nations 67 largest urban school systems.
That means competition for Hillsborough.
The biggest problem they are going to face is the number of openings in other major school systems across the country, Casserly said.
Reasons for superintendent turnover vary, Casserly said, but most leaders leave either because they are retiring or the school board has changed.
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Casserly, of the Council of the Great City Schools, says its unusual for a superintendent of a large district to stay in the post for 10 years. On average, appointed superintendents in big districts stay for just over three years, he said.
Leadership . Michelle Rhee . Who's Who | PBS
challengingcourse.org, 9 Jan 2015 [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)
Michael Casserly, Executive ...
caepnet.org, 31 Aug 2014 [cached]
Michael Casserly, Executive Director Council of the Great City Schools
Contact Us / Michael Casserly bio
www.cgcs.org, 11 Nov 2014 [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 big city schools; strengthening management and operations; challenging inequitable state financing systems; 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
Michael ...
achievethecore.org, 27 Oct 2014 [cached]
Michael Casserly
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Michael Casserly, Independent Board Member
Michael Casserly has served as Executive Director of the Council of the Great City Schools since January 1992. Casserly also served as the organization's Director of Legislation and Research for 15 years before assuming his current position. As head of the urban school group, Casserly unified big city schools nationwide around a vision of reform and improvement; led the nation's largest urban school districts to volunteer for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP); guided the organization to be the first national education-membership group to call for the Common Core Standards; initiated an aggressive technical assistance program to improve urban education; directed the development of public education's first performance management system; and led the first national study of common practices among the nation's fastest improving urban school districts. He is currently spearheading efforts to boost academic performance in the nation's big city schools; strengthen management and operations; and improve the public's image of urban education.
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