Posted: Oct 29, 2012 11:14 AM by Victor Villa
Updated: Oct 29, 2012 11:14 AM
PHOENIX, Ariz - Three schools in Arizona will be receiving the prestigious National Blue Ribbon Schools' recognition for their academic excellence.
John Huppenthal, Superintendent of Public Instructions, announced the schools today in a news release. The recognized schools are: Challenger Basic School in Gilbert, Copper Canyon Elementary School in Scottsdale, and Manzanita Elementary school in Tucson.
"I am incredibly proud of these schools and their students for their Blue Ribbon achievement, and they are models of excellence in both teaching and learning in Arizona," the Superintendent said. "I am especially proud of the principals, teachers, and staff whose hard work and commitment to student success helped to earn their schools such a highly coveted national award."
The National Blue Ribbon Award is an award given to excellent schools by the U.S. Department of Education. This year, 307 schools were awarded.
The Schools will be honored today at the Arizona State Board meeting and in a ceremony in Washington D.C. o November 12 and 13, according to a news release.
For more information go to www.ed.gov
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