Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Sunday, 21 September 2014
Login |  Register 
 
Find Products or Services in your local community
 
KSCB Radio News US National Business Health & Science Political World Sports Top NPR Headlines Sports
MacArthur Elementary Nominated For Blue Ribbon Award
01/26/2011

Education Commissioner Dr. Diane DeBacker announced that she will send five nominations to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan for the 2011 National Blue Ribbon (NBR) Schools Award Program.

These schools will be invited by Secretary Duncan to apply for this prestigious award. The final selection of the 2011 NBR schools will be made in September 2011. The NBR program honors elementary and secondary schools that make significant progress in closing the achievement gap, recognizing those schools that have at least 40% of their students from disadvantaged backgrounds and have dramatically improved student performance to high levels in reading and mathematics. The program also recognizes schools in which students achieve in the top 15% in the state on reading and mathematics assessments regardless of demographics.

“It gives me great pleasure to nominate these five schools for this prestigious award,” said Dr. DeBacker. “These schools represent the progress being made in Kansas schools through a focused effort on ensuring all students achieve to high standards. They are to be commended for their commitment to student learning.” A committee consisting of school administrators, staff members from previously honored NBR schools, representatives from the Kansas National Education Association (KNEA), the Kansas Association of School Boards, and the Kansas Association of Secondary School Principals reviewed the data on schools deemed to be dramatically improved to high levels and those achieving at high levels regardless of demographics. The result of the process was the selection of five schools in two categories.

Group A – Schools identified as dramatically improved to high levels, serving at least 40% disadvantaged students.

MacArthur Elementary School - Liberal, KS

Oswego High School - Oswego, KS

Group B – Schools in the top 15 percent of the state on the reading and mathematics assessments, regardless of demographics.

Louisburg High School - Louisburg, KS

Sunflower Elementary School - Gardner, KS

Union Valley Elementary School - Hutchinson, KS

You will need to be logged in to leave a comment.
Please Login

characters left

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our Terms of Use.



MOST VIEWED STORIES
Cimarron Man Injured In Vehicle Pursuit
Meade County Crash Injures Fowler Man
Oklahoma Releases A-F Report Cards For Schools
Hooker OK Native To Be Honored With Memorial In Italy
Kismet Fire Station To Be Discussed At Special Meeting
KU Students To Offer Free Flu Shots In Southwest Kansas Saturday
UPDATE: Taylor's Name To Be Removed/Officials Wait For Ruling In Senate Race
Feds Allow Kansas To Withold Test Results
Friday's Scores
Meade State Park Home To Car Show
Click Here For All Stories

LATEST STORIES
Redskin Rally Falls Short in Hays
Friday's Scores
Saints Win Wild One but Fall to Ranked Team in Scottsbluff
Meade State Park Home To Car Show
Friday's Games
Middle School Scores
Hooker OK Native To Be Honored With Memorial In Italy
Redskins Bounce Back with Win Over Garden City
LHS Spikers Out-Dual Dodge City
Liberal's Slatten Wins Hays Meet
Click Here For All Stories
Click Here for KSCB Talk Radio 1270 am
Click Here for B107.5
Click Here for The Legend 102.7
click Here for ozzBlog
Click Here for the Kansas Lottery

©2014 Seward County Broadcasting Company, Inc.
1410 N. Western Ave. Liberal, KS 67901

Emergency Alert System | EEO Public Report Form | The Public and Broadcasting

Powered by Radio Media Group