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Carrsville school nominated for award

Published 7:58pm Saturday, January 19, 2013

Carrsville Elementary School was recently nominated to receive the National Blue Ribbons School award. The award recognizes public and private K-12 schools that are producing outstanding results for all students regardless of race or socioeconomic status.

Schools that are nominated have demonstrated consistent excellence, made significant academic progress and closed gaps in student achievement.

“We are very excited to be one of seven schools in the state nominated for this award,” said CES Principal Laura Matthews. “This nomination speaks to the hard work and dedication our teachers and staff put forth on a daily basis.”

The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program is part of a larger U.S. Department of Education program designed to identify best school leadership and instructional practices. For public schools, the U. S. Secretary of Education invites chief state school officers to nominate schools from their state that meet the National Blue Ribbon School recognition criteria.

Upon completion of an application to the U.S. Department of Education, the school will find out if it is a recipient of the award in the fall.

“I am so proud of the Carrsville Elementary School family,” said Director of Elementary Education Jacqueline Carr. “This is truly the result of teamwork, dedication and commitment of our teachers and staff, hard work from students, as well as the support of the parents. While there are several reasons for the overall success at Carrsville, I attribute much of the success to the focus being on individual needs of students.”

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