Curriculum and Instruction Professor Dilafruz Williams was recently appointed chair-elect of the national Council of Great City Schools at a legislative meeting in Washington, D.C. The Council is a coalition of 66 of the largest school districts in the country. They are focused on raising the achievement of urban public school children, as well as other national education issues.
Dr. Williams is shown here with US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. Also pictured, left to right, in photo: Dr. Carol Johnson, chair; Michael Casserly, executive director; Hon. Arne Duncan, secretary of education; Dr. Dilafruz Williams, chair-elect; Dr. Beverly Johnson, treasurer.