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Three Delaware schools win prestigious Blue Ribbon award

September 7, 2012

 

 
Three Delaware elementary schools have won the US Department of Education’s prestigious Blue Ribbon Schools Award: Harry O. Eisenberg Elementary School (Colonial), Linden Hill Elementary School (Red Clay), and Star Hill Elementary School (Caesar Rodney).

This year only 219 schools across America have received this honor.

Congratulations, students, teachers, parents, and districts! This is a BIG DEAL!!

Principals and teachers, keep your eyes open for an invite to an awards ceremony in Washington, DC this November. Bring your dancing shoes!

Schools nominated for the National Blue Ribbon Schools must meet one of two eligibility criteria:

Exemplary High Performing Schools: Regardless of the school’s demographics or percentage of students from disadvantaged backgrounds, the school is high performing. These are schools that are ranked among a state’s highest performing schools as measured by state assessments in both reading (English language arts) and mathematics or that score at the highest performance level on tests referenced by national norms in at least the most recent year tested.

or

Exemplary Improving Schools: These are schools with at least 40 percent of their students from disadvantaged backgrounds that have reduced the achievement gap by making the most progress in improving student performance in reading (English language arts) and mathematics on state assessments or tests referenced by national norms in at least the most recent year tested.

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  1. John Young
    September 7, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    prestigious? OK. sure. If you count scoring well on tests the be all end all of educational endeavor then WOOHOO! indeed.

    U.S. ED and prestigious are antonyms in my book.

  2. September 7, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    I thought I’d try a positive post for once.

  3. John Young
    September 8, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    Well, then. good job! Just not terribly accurate from my viewpoint.
    Heaven knows I could be wrong. My wife tells me I am all the time. oh well.

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