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Miami, FL (April 11, 2024) – CoSN, a premier association of K-12 education technology leaders, honored the Council of the Great City Schools (CGCS) with its 2024 Partnerships that Matter Award. The award recognizes the Council’s collaborative efforts on the CoSN/CGCS K-12 Gen AI Maturity Tool, a groundbreaking resource designed to help district leaders think through Gen AI strategy and policies, as well as their important partnership for many years on key topics such as advancing cybersecurity under the E-rate program.

The CoSN Partnerships that Matter Award honors partner organizations who work with CoSN to make a difference in transforming learning with technology.

“The Council is honored to be this year’s recipient of the Partnerships that Matter Award,” said Ray Hart, Executive Director, CGCS. “We’ve worked with CoSN to request more E-rate funds for cybersecurity protection and jointly launched the K-12 Generative Artificial Intelligence (Gen AI) Readiness Checklist to help urban school districts safely implement Gen AI solutions. The Council strongly believes that our partnership with CoSN has been extremely beneficial to urban school leaders by equipping them with the knowledge and skills required to adapt to new technology and improve the learning environments of the students they serve.”

Learn more about the CoSN2024 awards at:

CoSN kicked off its Annual Conference, CoSN2024: “Leading for Innovation at Warp Speed,” on Monday, April 8. The conference offered three and a half days of unparalleled education, networking opportunities, live technology demonstrations and more. As the premier EdTech leadership conference of the year, CoSN convened school system technology leaders, superintendents and other senior education leaders that were interested in discussing the future of learning in a time of unprecedented change.

The CoSN/CGCS K-12 Gen AI Maturity Tool was released this week at CoSN2024.

About CoSN
CoSN, the world-class professional association for K-12 EdTech leaders, stands at the forefront of education innovation. We are driven by a mission to equip current and aspiring K-12 education technology leaders, their teams, and school districts with the community, knowledge, and professional development they need to cultivate engaging learning environments. Our vision is rooted in a future where every learner reaches their unique potential, guided by our community. CoSN represents over 13 million students and continues to grow as a powerful and influential voice in K-12 education.

About Council of the Great City Schools
The Council of the Great City Schools is the only national organization exclusively representing the needs of urban public schools. Composed of 78 large city school districts, its mission is to promote the cause of urban schools and to advocate for inner-city students through legislation, research and media relations. The organization also provides a network for school districts sharing common problems to exchange information, and to collectively address new challenges as they emerge to deliver the best possible education for urban youth.

CoSN: Makenzie Carlin,

CGCS: Tonya Harris,