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Michael Casserly

Title Executive Director
Organization Council of the Great City Schools

Michael Casserly has served as Executive Director of the Council of the Great City Schools since January 1992. As head of the nation’s primary urban-school coalition, Casserly has unified big-city school districts nationwide around a vision of reform and improvement. He is spearheading efforts to boost academic performance in the nation’s large 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. The U.S. Army veteran earned a Ph.D from the University of Maryland, and is a graduate of Villanova University.      

Posts By Michael Casserly

Parents Support the Common Core, Despite the Drama

Most parents support the Common Core State Standards, but may still say they need more information.

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