At its annual "Big Cheese Reads" gala this week, Boston Partners in Education honored Elizabeth Reilinger, Chairperson of the Boston School Committee, for her leadership in Boston's school reform work. Dr. Reilinger has chaired the School Committee since 1998 and has been a member of the appointed board since 1994. In 2004, the National School Boards Association presented Dr. Reilinger and the Boston School Committee with the first-ever Award for Urban School Board Excellence in recognition of their accomplishments in policy-making and resource allocation for the city schools. The gala celebration at the Seaport World Trade Center drew several hundred attendees to support Boston Partners in Education's volunteer programs in the Boston Public Schools, including the "Big Cheese Reads," which brings corporate and civic leaders into middle schools to talk about the value of literacy. Also honored at the gala was Ronald Logue, Chairman and CEO of State Street Corporation, for his support of Boston Partners and the public schools.