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State Supt. Praises Latest Achievement

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O’Connell congratulated the Long Beach Unified School District for being named one of the world’s 20 most improved school systems by the prestigious management consulting firm McKinsey & Company.

“Long Beach Unified School District has long been on the cutting edge of education reform by using data to improve student achievement, and by supporting great educators and teacher professional development programs.  They have also made progress in closing the achievement gap,” O’Connell said in a news release.  “I am not surprised that McKinsey & Company has singled out LBUSD as one of the most improved school systems in the world.  Congratulations to the school district, its staff, students, parents, school board, and Superintendent Christopher Steinhauser.”

O’Connell noted that LBUSD is also among seven leading school districts that are collaborating to improve public education through the establishment of a new nonprofit organization called the California Office to Reform Education. 

The state superintendent added that McKinsey, a global management consulting firm, collaborated with the California Department of Education’s P-16 Council in 2008, producing the report Framework for a Comprehensive Education Data System in California.