Cleveland Schools Chief Eric Gordon a finalist for national award

CLEVELAND - Cleveland schools CEO Eric Gordon is a finalist for the nation's top prize in urban education leadership. The Richard R. Green Award is given annually to the top city school leader in the nation.

The Council of Great City Schools will recognize Gordon and nine other finalists in Indianapolis next week. The award will be presented to the winner at that time.

The Richard R. Green Award is named after the first African American chancellor of the New York City school system.

"Richard R. Green is remembered for his life-long devotion to the success of children," said CMSD Board Chair Denise Link, "and anyone who has ever met Eric Gordon knows him to have that same level of commitment to the children of Cleveland."

Gordon is in his second year as CEO of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District.

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