|Minnesota Blue Ribbon Schools, 2010|
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has recognized 304 schools as
2010 National Blue Ribbon Schools. The schools—254 public and 50
private—include four led by MESPA members: Greenwood Elementary School, Plymouth (Brad Gustafson), Lewiston-Altura Elementary School (Dave Riebel), Parkview Center School (Kristen Smith Olson), and Southwest Elementary School (Ken Decoster). All schools will be honored at an awards ceremony Nov. 15-16 in Washington, D.C.
Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private elementary,
middle level, and high schools that are either high performing or have
improved student achievement to high levels, especially among
In the past 28 years, more than 6,000 of
America's schools have received this award. "Our nation has a
responsibility to help all children realize their full potential,"
Duncan said. "Schools honored with the Blue Ribbon Schools award are
committed to achievement and to ensuring that students learn and
succeed. Their work reflects the conviction that every child has promise
and must receive a quality education."
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