Scholastic Honors Charlene A. Green and the Clark County (Las Vegas) School District

Charlene A. Green Presented with the 2009 Scholastic Leadership in Urban Education Award (The URBIE)

New York, NY (October 8, 2009) – Scholastic Education, a division of Scholastic (NASDAQ: SCHL), the global children’s publishing, education and media company, presented Charlene A. Green, Deputy Superintendent for the Clark County School District in Las Vegas, with the 2009 Scholastic Leadership in Urban Education Award (The URBIE™) today.  Ms. Green was honored for her ongoing leadership in Clark County and career-long commitment to serving students with diverse needs.

Throughout her nearly 40-year career as an educator, Charlene A. Green has strived to provide every student – no matter his or her skills or special needs – with the best education possible. She has served as a teacher, special education director, and senior administrator in districts across the country – including Indianapolis, Chicago and now Clark County Public Schools in Las Vegas. As Deputy Superintendent in Clark County, Ms. Green leads the district’s Support Services Division, dedicated to students with disabilities, gifted students, English language learners and Title 1 students. She has served as a consultant for several urban districts, including Baltimore City Public Schools, New Haven Public Schools and the Los Angeles Unified School District. She is actively involved with several special education and educational leadership organizations, including the Council of Exceptional Children, and the Council for Administrators in Special Education, and has testified before the U.S. Senate on the reauthorization of IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act).

“Scholastic salutes Charlene Green for her decades of hard work and commitment to serving the diverse populations of America’s urban school districts,” said Clayton Wilcox, Senior Vice President of Education at Scholastic. “We’re honored to present Ms. Green with this year’s URBIE and showcase her as an example of a district leader helping to prove that every child can succeed.”

The URBIE award was created by Scholastic to honor individuals or organizations making significant contributions to improving urban education in the United States. The award also recognizes leaders who are focused on student achievement and have demonstrated that they have the vision, wisdom and persistence to improve education for those students who are in the greatest need. Past recipients of the URBIE include: Michael Casserly, Executive Director of the Council of the Great City Schools, Dr. Kathleen Cashin, CEO of the Knowledge Network Learning Support Organization of the New York City Department of Education, and Debbie Schum, Deputy Superintendent of Academics for the New Orleans Recovery School District.
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