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2017 National Blue Ribbon School Press Release

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: <CONTACT>
Date: September 28, 2017

CITY SCHOOL IS NAMED ONE OF THE BEST IN THE NATION

U.S. Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, announced today that <SCHOOL> has been named a 2017 National Blue Ribbon School. <SCHOOL> is one among 279 public and 50 private schools receiving this honor.

“National Blue Ribbon Schools are proof that we can prepare every child for college and meaningful careers,” King said in a video message to honorees, “All of you–students, teachers and administrators–deserve our highest praise. You are shining examples for your communities, your state, and the nation.”

National Blue Ribbon Schools are on education’s cutting edge, pioneering innovative educational practices from professional learning communities and project-based learning to social and emotional learning and positive behavior systems. Schools are nominated by the state department of education and then complete a comprehensive application about school practices. Schools may be nominated as Exemplary High Performing—among the top schools in a state—or Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing—schools making the fastest progress in the their state in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.

School officials will represent <SCHOOL> at a two-day awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., where they will hear from Secretary King and other esteemed educators, share best practices with each other, and celebrate their hard-won achievements.

For more information about , please contact the school office at <CONTACT>. For more information about the National Blue Ribbon Schools program, please visit http://nationalblueribbonschools.ed.gov/

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