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Fort Lauderdale school given a national Blue Ribbon award

Virginia Shuman Young Montessori School

Virginia Shuman Young Montessori Elementary School in Fort Lauderdale is one of only 304 schools in the nation to be named as a 2010 Blue Ribbon School.

The announcement was made on Thursday (September 9, 2010) by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan at a press conference held at a Blue Ribbon School in Washington, D.C.

The Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private elementary, middle, and high schools that are either high performing or have improved student achievement to high levels, especially among disadvantaged students. The program is part of a larger Department of Education effort to identify and disseminate knowledge about best school leadership and teaching practices. Each year since 1982, the U.S. Department of Education has sought out schools where students attain and maintain high academic goals, including those that beat the odds.

In the past 28 years, approximately 6,000 of America’s schools have received this coveted award. Eagle Point Elementary School received the honor in 2007, and in 2009, both Pompano Beach High School and William T. McFatter Technical Center were named as Blue Ribbon Schools.

This year 254 public and 50 private schools were selected.

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Posted by Andrea Freygang on Sep 13 2010. Filed under Broward County, Fort Lauderdale, Local news, Schools. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

2 Comments for “Fort Lauderdale school given a national Blue Ribbon award”

  1. victoria agnello

    list of all schools rec’d awards


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