Secretary of Education, John B. King, Jr., announced today that Geist
Elementary has been named a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School. Geist Elementary
is one among 279 public and 50 private schools receiving this honor.
are nominated for the award by the state department of education, and then
complete a comprehensive application about school practices. Schools may apply
for status as Exemplary High Performing—among the top schools in a state—or
Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing—schools making the fastest progress in their
state in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.
Principal Christi Thomas will represent Geist
Elementary at a two-day awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., to celebrate this
hard-won achievement. Geist Elementary
also will take the week of November 14-18 to celebrate with faculty,
staff, students and the community.
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