Oct 10, 2012 posted by: Kelli Steele - WGMD News
UPDATED STORY @10:10 a.m.: Lt. Gov. Matt Denn was joined today by Department of Education Secretary Mark Murphy to announce the 2012 winners of the state’s Reward, Recognition and Distinguished Title I Schools and Schools of Continued Excellence Awards.
Recognition schools include: Laurel High School, Lord Baltimore Elementary, Evelyn I. Morris Early Childhood Center, Rehoboth Elementary, Richard A. Shields Elementary and Phillip C. Showell Elementary.
Schools of Continued Excellence include Long Neck Elementary School.
ORIGINAL STORY: Lieutenant Governor Matt Denn today will announce the 2012 winners of the state’s Reward, Recognition and Distinguished Title I Schools and Schools of Continued Excellence Awards.
Denn will be joined by Delaware Department of Education Secretary Mark Murphy, parents, administrators, superintendents and students for the announcement, one in each County at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. today.
The awards, created by legislation spearheaded by the Lt. Governor and passed by the Delaware General Assembly in 2009, formerly were called Academic Achievement Awards and annually gave five public schools $150,000 each for significantly closing the achievement gap and/or exceeding adequate yearly progress on state tests for two or more consecutive years.