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.
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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.