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Blue Ribbon School!!

posted Jan 24, 2014, 7:58 AM by   [ updated Apr 3, 2014, 12:52 PM by ]

Congratulations to Turner Elementary School!!

(Posted on January 22, 2014 by Maine Department of Education)

The Maine DOE  has nominated Turner Elementary School and Winthrop Grade School to be 2014 National BlueRibbon Schools.

Since 1982, the U.S. Department of Education has annually sought out schools where students attain and maintain high academic goals, including those that beat the odds. In its 32-year history, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has bestowed this coveted award on over 7,000 of America’s schools, including nearly 50 in Maine. The Education Commissioner in each state nominates schools, which are then invited by the U.S. Secretary of Education to submit a formal application.

Both of the nominated schools have student achievement in the top 15 percent in Maine for both reading and math. The federal Education department will announce awardees in September 2014.