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Griffin gets McGraw-Hill promotion

Arthur Griffin, former chairman of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board, has been promoted to senior vice president at McGraw-Hill Education, the company announced today.

Griffin spent 17 years on the school board, including five as its chair. He led the board when Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools decided to use McGraw-Hill's phonics-based reading texts in all elementary schools – a move that current Superintendent Peter Gorman still praises as one of the most effective things CMS has done to help kids succeed.

Griffin left the board in 2003 and went to work for McGraw-Hill in 2004. In his latest position he will work with the company's Urban Advisory Resource, which works with large school districts across the country.