Delaware Academic Achievement Awards program presents five schools with excellence awards

Five Delaware schools will receive $150,000 awards and special recognition under the state’s Academic Achievement Awards program.

Legislation that passed in 2009 created the program that rewards schools for closing the “achievement gap and/or exceeding their adequate yearly progress for two or more consecutive years.  The schools have fairly wide discretion in how they put the money to use.  Lieutenant Governor Matt Denn and Secretary of Education Lillian Lowery will unveil the schools and share their success stories this afternoon.

 

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