Registrations are open for the School Management Award, granted by the National Council of Education Secretaries of State (Consed) to innovative projects and competent management in basic education in Brazilian public schools. The purpose of the award, which has Gerdau as one of its partners, is to motivate public schools to show the development of their management and to promote continuous improvement of schools by means of action plans based on self-evaluation. Participants will be evaluated in five management dimensions: teaching, educational results, participation, people and services and resources.Organized by the National Council of Education Secretaries of State (Consed) and supported by Gerdau, the award is an incentive to the improvement of school performance and successful learning by students. Registrations are open from March 14 to May 31 and can be made at www.premiogestaoescolar.com.br.About GerdauGerdau is the leading producer of long steel in the Americas and one of the largest suppliers of special long steel in the world. It has more than 45,000 employees and industrial operations in 14 countries with operations in the Americas, Europe and Asia, which together represent an installed capacity of more than 25 million metric tons of steel per year. Gerdau is the largest recycler in Latin America and around the world and transforms millions of metric tons of scrap into steel every year. Gerdau is listed on the stock exchanges of São Paulo, New York and Madrid, and has approximately 140,000 shareholders.